Keep your eyes open when you wander. Always keep your eyes open. Sometimes you see ugly things ... but sometimes you see beautiful things too, like this wood escalator at Greenford Station.
Bone Daddies, a ramen shop in Chinatown. Terrible name, glorious tonkotsu ramen.
I did miss this. Craft beer, an Indian Pale Ale from Partizan Brewing, a London brewery. Funky labels, absolutely stunning beer - citrusy and fragrant, slightly cloudy with the most beautiful orange colour. Dry and hoppy on the finish. Happiness in a glass.
A bit underdressed, but I was in a Burberry trench coat. Good enough for the Royal Arcade? Unexpected to be wandering onto this, to say the least, but then again, we were looking for the Paul Smith No. 9 Albermarle Street shop.
Inside, the shoes were beautiful, the coats tailored and stylish ... but I was staring at these the whole time ...
... and this ...
... but the highlight of the trip was, as always, the time spent with friends, both old and new.