I stayed in Pimlico on my last trip to London and was looking for a good walk to take from my hotel before work. As always, I like to get up a bit early and do something fun when I travel for business before the workday begins. Google Maps to the rescue! I discovered that there was a popular coffee place and patisserie nearby and that if I was feeling ambitious, I could walk to Battersea Park.I just loved this orange VW bus park in front of the posh homes of Pimlico.
I set out and popped into Tachbrook Bakery and Patisserie. It turns out that they have a coffee and croissant deal. I was able to get a pan au chocolat (freshly baked that morning) for about 50p more than the coffee would cost on its own. My day was already off to a most excellent start.
Battersea Park is named for the iconic Battersea Power Station (a decommissioned Art Deco coal plant) that lives nearby. The power station has featured in a number of movies and album covers over the years including the Beatles and Pink Floyd.
I crossed the river and stood at the entrance to the park.
Continuing along the path, I spotted a pastel bridge in the distance and headed for it to cross the river again and head to work.
There is a small pastel guard house on Albert Bridge.