A meeting in LondonPosted: September 21, 2013
As Desto Fante was staying in a hotel near to the Tower of London, I suggested that the best place to meet was outside Tower Hill underground station. Not only does this overlook the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, it was also the site of one of the places where public executions used to be held. Furthermore it is just around the corner from Cooper’s Row, where a stretch of the Roman wall around Londinium is still extant.
We arranged to meet at 12.30pm, and after brief introductions we set off to find somewhere to sit and have a refreshing drink. This took slightly longer than expected as most of the pubs in that part of the City of London were shut, but eventually we found somewhere, and we spent a very pleasant hour chatting. It was then time for lunch, which we ate outside a cheese shop in Leadenhall Market. We finally made our way back to Tower Hill, where we parted company just after 3.30pm.
It was a very pleasant way to spend the early afternoon on a Saturday in September, and we hope to meet again the next time Desto Fante is in London.