I’ve made the walk from my office head office near Westminster to Kings Cross train station quite a few times now and always with Google maps for at least a portion of the way as I have a bad habit of taking wrong turns on the way. After reading a few articles about opportunist thieves who pick people when they can see the maps app on phones I decided to try the walk without a map, one to see if I could actually remember it and 2 to amuse myself recording a steam of consciousness as I went.
It was an interesting walk this time. Most times I spend it stopping every 5 minutes to take photo’s but it’s a case of only seeing what’s in front of you. This time I spotted 2 museums and a gallery I never knew existed but I go past every time because this time I actually paid attention to my surroundings. And for all my babbling into a recorder I was mindful of where I was all the time.
So just for fun, come take a walk with me and see if you can work out the direction…
Leave building, walk to Westminster cathedral, go left, go straight, turn right. This bits a doddle.
Up round Trafalgar square, try to take picture of a pigeon on a dolphin water feature. Fail. Keep going
Don’t go left! That leads to Harry Potter theatre and panicking
Up past the portrait gallery, turn right at the street with the antique book store, left at chipotle, pass the theatre where Aidan Turner was last year, go right, but not that right you always go that right, it’s the other right.
Keep walking past cafe Nero, then Greggs then cafe Nero, don’t turn right past the school of rock just keep going.
Turn right not left, always left. Oh wait no it’s right bugger turn round
Oh yeah King’s way now I remember where I am.
How many bloody cafe Nero’s are there in the city???
Missed the traffic lights trying work out the answer to the cafe Nero question
Go right at the big hotel
Love Yourself has been stuck in my head since Trafalgar Square. Thanks busker….
There’s an anesthetist college?
This street’s a bit shady
Stop to take pictures of children’s hospital and WhatsApp
Walk into bollard whatsapping
The bloody square that’s the bane of my life. It is not Russell Square! None of them are Russell Square not matter how many times you think they are Russell Square
Don’t turn left!
This street is epic
25 minutes to catch the train. Panic even though you know you’re only 5 minutes away
Bored now with this street
Zig zaggy bit
Under the scaffold
Oh wait Scaffoldy bit is closed off. Panic!
More zig zag
I never knew British library was there