Tuesday, 5 July 2011
South of the River....
First stop was the Tommy Nutter exhibition at the Fashion & Textiles Museum in Bermondsey Street. The museum had somehow passed me previously but I'll be back as they seem to have a lot of great exhibitions on. I particularly liked the cutting room set-up and the little order book, as well as obviously some fantastic suits. I liked what I saw of the back streets of London Bridge & Bermondsey - obviously an area under regeneration. It had a nice feel about it. We walked past the new Shard building, which is huge, and nearly gave me a nose-bleed just thinking about working on one of the highest floors.
We spent the rest of the day on the Southbank, near my old office, bringing back memories of many an hour spent in the Studio Bar, sniggering over the likes of Westlife, and getting over-excited over Paul Weller. *Sigh* - those were the days. We had a great time on the Southbank and, if we'd had passed on the raspberry beer and a polish sausage lunch, we could have done it all for free. We loved the individually themed beach huts, the "beach" and the brilliant water feature which, if I were a big kid, would have jumped right into the middle of given half a chance. We went round the Festival of Britain exhibition, played on the old typewriters, took photos of the 1950s house and finished up by doing a bit of unexpected C list celebrity spotting.
I'm a convert - South London rocks!