.. which is part of a museum.
It is a really tranquil place and whilst wandering round the museum itself and these lovely gardens outside we were able to imagine we were somewhere quite different.
and yet as you will see - it is aurrounded by the noise and bustle of trains and planes and buses and traffic!
with a station right next to it and planes flying overhead! (I don't remember it being quite so cloudy whilst we were there and in fact the sun was shining for much of our day!)
But with all those wonderful old trees and the beautiful garden absorbing all the 21st century noise we could imagine we were back in the 18th century when these almshouses were built..
As you might be able see from this lovely gateway we were visiting the Geffrye Museum in London! Entrance is free and if it is unknown to you I certainly recommend a visit - it is a lovely place and the restaurant is excellent too! We did enjoy catching up over our lunch (roasted vegetables served with bubble and squeak patty and a drink) before we explored the museum and the gardens at our leisure.
Loved this little arrangement of derelict boat and seaside planting.
This interesting mosaic was on the side of one of the many beach huts along the South Bank and depicts the Thames and is made up of bits and pieces found along the foreshore of the river - fascinating stuff!