Monday, 2 February 2009

Battlebridge Basin and King's Place

Battlebridge Basin was where we'd planned to walk to, partly because I wanted to have a look at King's Place, the new home of The Guardian, the London Sinfonietta, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. It's quite a good looking building, and is particularly nice inside. The round tower has a rather classy looking restaurant on the ground floor, but we were looking a bit scruffy, and our weekend in London had already cost enough! But in the atrium is a very good cafe, with proper food at very reasonable prices. The concert halls are below ground level. It must have been a very big hole while they were building it. There's plenty of access to the outside, where you can see across the basin to the London Canal Museum. We also spotted Oothoon moored in the basin, but there was no sign of Martyn.


Simon said...

I've been keen to point out somewhere on the internet that when there with Andrew Denny we found ourselves heading randomly into town and didn't find a pub close, but the other night I solved this - just north of the York Way canal bridge, there's a pub called the 'Cross Kings' - it's a bit lively later on, full of young people & retro board games, but claims decent beer and has live music, which is why I was there.

Speaking of pubs...

Bigmartyn's Blog said...

Wish I'd known you were coming. I might even have baked a cake!

You can see what the hole looked like on Google Maps (at the moment, anyway). Just search for "N1 9RT".