I took a trip just outside of London this weekend to visit a friend in Eton. If you’ve never been catch a train from Paddington to Slough (15 minutes) and then get a
kind friend to pick you up bus into Windsor. In Windsor marvel at the castle, maybe take a look inside and if you are brave enough attempt the Long Walk up to the King George III statue.
Then get yourself to Eton for old bookshops, beautiful architecture and the image of a young Boris and call me Dave wandering the streets in their youth.
Back to reality and there is a lot happening in London over the next few weeks. Here are a few tips, statistics and links that you might like to read:
Open House London have announced the properties opening their doors this September. Most events are free and first come first served, but for access to the Shard and a few other sites you need to register your interest online.
The average price of a property in London is now £318,214 (Nationwide House Price Index, via the Guardian)
A look outside St Pancras public baths
I haven’t been to one of these in while but the St Paul’s Forums are well worth attending. It’s worth it for the location alone (and they are free).