A walk through London by night
Took part in a 17mile walk around central London last weekend to raise money for the Maggie’s centres which help people with cancer, what a walk it turned out to be.
I grateful that it was more of ramble rather than a race, we took our time with the walk. The highlight of the walk for me was seeing some of the most amazing buildings on the way. The walk started off at the Guildhall in the city, what surprise it was. We only got to see couple of the halls there and man was I impressed or was I impressed. Will definitely make an effort to go there sometime and see the remains of the Roman amphitheatre and the gallery there, hopefully sometime soon. From the Guildhall the walk took us through Clerkenwell, Bloomsbury, Kings Cross areas, and next came the St.Pancras station fully lit up the Gothic building looked so perfect. Tried to get some pictures of the beautiful building but somehow it just didn’t come out right.
We carried on through the night, stopped off at the Wellcome building for some refreshments and the best part was as we left we were all given some glow in the dark bangle kind of stuff which I thought was cool. Past a few more stations such as Warren Street, Great portland street, Regents park, Baker street, Marylebone etc and by now we had fallen behind so much and we had a lot of catching up to do. There was apparently some refreshements to be had at Whiteleys but we marched on, I was also told that there was some fireworks or something organised at the Argentinian ambassador’s house which we missed. By the time we got to Buckingham Palace, we were shattered. More than aching legs it was mental tiredness wanting to sleep rather than anything else. As we dragged ourselves further I got to my highlight of the evening, the HM Treasury was open for the walkers. I just could not believe it, I was (still am) so excited, I was in awe. They also served us some of the best platters of sandwiches possible. Next stop was the London eye, from where we had a wonderful view of the Westminster palace at dawn.
I am so glad I went on this walk, I got the opportunity to see London by night and also got the opportunity to visit buildings which I never would have. Am I doing it next year? Don’t think so. But am vaguely considering registering for marathon though.