Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Baker Street to Marylebone

Hello

Here we are again!

Heading along the road to Baker Street where a certain fictional character lived, I passed this spectacular Green Wall by Edgware Road tube station on Marylebone Road.  It was planted in 2011 to counter air pollution.  Biotecture installed it, Transport for London commissioned it and Imperial College is monitoring it.  It has 14,000 plants and must look wonderful when in flower.  I'll have to go back again!  There's some more information on the board below or follow this link.




Passing through Baker Street, the colourful Beatles Store is soon on your left but the queue of people nearby is for the Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221b Baker Street, with a jolly policeman standing outside as well as a surprised shopper!



Just round the corner is Regents Park.  Not too much happening plantwise at the moment but it's very pleasant walking next to the lake admiring the houses nearby and the BT Tower in the distance.




Exiting by the York Gate which has a crown on the top, we're heading along Marylebone Road again to catch a glimpse of the enormous queue outside Madam Tussaud's.





I'll wait outside while you go in and explore the waxworks.

See you soon.


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    1. It is remarkable isn't it and doing a great job too. 🙂

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  2. That house with all those floral climbers is spectacular!

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    1. The link shows it in flower, which must be extraordinary. Great idea. 🙂

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  3. The green wall is amazing. I bet it will look wonderful in spring and summer too:)

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    1. It's surprising what you find when you go round the corner in London. I prefer to walk rather than get the tube, you see much more. 🙂

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  4. I always like to see what's up in the UK through your blog, especially with our Daughter No 1 now living in London. I love that Green Wall. Can't stay long as I am just off to the airport to pick her up for a quick visit, she wanted some winter sun!
    Wren x

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    1. Thanks for popping in, I hope you have a great time together. She'll have to have her holidays somewhere new soon. x

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  5. So nice to go exploring with you and see the interesting sights! The green wall is amazing and I would really love exploring the shops! I like the gold crown, too. xx K

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    1. Thanks Karen, there's so much to see if you are on foot. Always a surprise round the corner. x

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