When I have the opportunity to visit a city more than once, I like to stay in different parts of town in order to explore different areas. This time my hotel in London was facing Lincoln's Inn Fields, a beautiful park surrounded by stately Georgian buildings.
I skirted around the entrance of the park as the sun was starting to go down.
At one end of the Field was the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn...I took a quick surreptitious look around but it wasn't clear to me if visitors were welcome when I saw this imposing security gate. I found out later that the outdoor areas are indeed open to the public. More on that in my next post.
I loved the gargoyles hanging onto the side of the buildings and crowning some of the roofs.
I veered a few blocks away from the Field and discovered the Royal Courts of Justice. I admired the buildings through imposing wrought iron gates.
The Old Curiosity Shop was built in 1567 and was immortalized by Charles Dickens who lived in the area. So quaint...it was like being transported back in time.
Club Quarters, my home for the night. This area is a lovely neighborhood and a less touristy spot. It's definitely worth popping over on a visit to London to steep in the atmosphere.