lovelondonscenes – 48

Isleworth village from the other side of the Thames, near Kew. Today was a beautiful sunny day. I cycled down to Richmond Lock, turned east and rode all the way to Putney Bridge and then made my way home on the other side of the river. Done it so many times, but always a joy. Each time the river is in a different state of its tidal flow, the weather can be anything. The river can be full of rowers or empty – today there were a lot. Likewise the riverside pubs – heaving today.

But this is Isleworth. Not a well known bit of London, and largely a bit nondescript. But lovely down by the river.



The dark building, just left of centre, is a favourite pub, The London Apprentice.




On the side of the river where I was taking these photos, there’s a channel. Always a bit swampy. By our standards. Not quite Florida. No alligators!  Plenty of rats at sundown though….


About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. I’ve written a novel called “The Decision”, a futuristic political thriller, and first of a trilogy. I’m also the author of a book on music since the 1970s called “ I Was There - A Musical Journey” and a volume of poetry about youth, “Growin’ Up - Snapshots/ Fragments”. All available on Amazon and Kindle.
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7 Responses to lovelondonscenes – 48

  1. It looks like you had a wonderful saturday! Nice post and photos!

  2. Dood says:

    indeed, cracking views, John. That’s a particularly nice stretch of the path, with Isleworth sitting snugly over the river, and Kew Gardens laid out resplendently behind you.

    At the risk of philistinism, Isleworth’s most recent claim to fame is probably as the domicile of E.L. James, the unaccountably successful author of FIFTY SHADES. (Latest sales of 100 million and, er, rising.) Erika James, who passed 51 last Friday, lives there with her husband and two teenage sons – and, like a lot of women (and the occasional man) who gave up full-time work to raise a family, she wondered if she had a book in her….

    Maybe there’s more to Isleworth than meets the eye.

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