The return of summer and drinking wine
It has been a funny old summer. July was so hot; I was actually finding too hot at times. It was the kind of heat you expect while on holiday elsewhere except in London.
And as soon as August came around the weather got markedly cooler; well, it has been quite blustery with all this wind. But today it felt like summer had come back. It is almost seemed like the fall so far this month most of the time. But it was to soon for the summer to be over.
And what do you do when the weather is good in London? Go to the pub and enjoy the weather with some mates.
I met up with some fellow Canadians (actually, I am dual with Canada and Britain; born in East London and spent my school years and then some in Canada).
We went to one of my favorite drinking places in London Gordon’s Wine bar. It is such a popular place; it is always full of people when I have gone after work. But in the summer, people spill out on to the pavement at the side of the bar. This was the 3rd time that my friends and I have tried to get into the wine bar and this time we succeeded with the fine summer evening. Timing is everything; we purchased a bottle of rioja and got a ploughman’s platter: cheese, bread and pickles and a table was freed up at the same time; we actually got to sit inside the bar. The bar is partially below street level. It has really low vaulted ceilings in the rear of the bar.
Gordon’s is one of the oldest drinking establishments in London; there has been a bar here since about 1890. Just a short distance away form Embankment station.