A change in the weather

The heatwave seems to have run its course and gone wherever worn-out heatwaves go.

Myddelton Square
Myddelton Square

When we set out at mid-morning and passed Myddelton Square, it was cloudy/sunny and warm but not hot.

The deli
The deli

We found a table free outside the deli to drink our coffee. But then… it started to rain! The rain was not heavy but we had no rain jackets so we thought it best to go home but, first…

Cafe Sizzles
Cafe Sizzles

…we stopped off at Cafe Sizzles for an early lunch.

In Cafe Sizles
In Cafe Sizles

After lunch, we returned home to wait for the rain to pass.

High Street
High Street

Later, we set out again, walking along the High Street in search of coffee. The temperature had dropped to 19°C – quite a change from yesterday’s 31°.

Leon
Leon

We called in at Leon and ordered coffee. Unfortunately, they didn’t warn us that they were about to close. That left us with cups of hot coffee and nowhere to sit – and it was threatening to rain again.

Aboard the 38
Aboard the 38

So we jumped on a 38 bus which provided a comfortable, if mobile, place to sit to drink our coffee.

Cambridge Circus
Cambridge Circus

Having finished our coffee, we left the bus at Cambridge Circus and, as we had nothing to do here, prepared to take a bus homeward.

Foyle’s
Foyle’s

As it started spitting with rain again, we sheltered in the doorway of Foyle’s famous bookshop which is beside the bus stop.

The American Church
The American Church

We first caught a 24 to the American Church in Tottenham Court Road.

Tottenham Court Road
Tottenham Court Road

Here we had a choice buses and things to do. We would eventually have our evening meal but it wasn’t time for that yet.

Aboard the 73
Aboard the 73

We boarded a 73 bus and had to go upstairs to find a seat. We would stay on the bus until we felt it was time to eat. Well, this is slightly more interesting than sitting at home!

Somewhere in Stoke Newington
Somewhere in Stoke Newington

The bus terminates in Stoke Newington and, as it was still not time to eat and it was spitting with rain again, we needed to find somewhere to wait.

St Mary’s Church Rooms
St Mary’s Church Rooms

First, though, we spotted this interesting building and went to take a look. It still bears the original name St Mary’s Church Rooms but the rows of doorbells show it is now residential. Our best guess is that it is late Victorian.

The Green Room
The Green Room

We entered this establishment. It looks like a florist’s, doesn’t it? Well, that’s because it is a florist’s, but…

Also a cafe
Also a cafe

…it’s also a cafe. We came here out of the rain and also…

Tea Photo by Tigger
Tea
Photo by Tigger

…to have tea! We chose tea with lemon.

Aboard the 73
Aboard the 73

Afterwards, we caught a 73 back to our home turf. As you see, we occupied the seats at the rear of the bus.

CrêpeAffaire
CrêpeAffaire

We left the bus at Islington Green and walked through to Camden Passage and the branch there of CrêpeAffaire.

A Fiorentina
A Fiorentina

We had a Fiorentina each.

At the bus stop
At the bus stop

Afterwards, as it was raining again, we felt it was allowable to take a bus home instead of walking.

Aboard the 476
Aboard the 476

And so we did! We arrived home dry and ready to enjoy the rest of the evening.

About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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