Spring in Brockwell Park
A Bank Holiday Friday picnic, 6th April 2007. Photos ©urban75 editor.
On a truly glorious afternoon, we headed up to Brockwell Park for a picnic. Here's a few snaps.
Now used as a cafe, the 1811 Brockwell Hall was once the country mansion of John Blades, a wealthy glass maker, with the adjacent land making up his estate.
Seventy-seven years later, the land was bought up by the London County Council and set aside as a public park, and it's still being enjoyed by Joe Public.
The cafe appears to have changed hands several times over the years, but we were impressed with the food on offer. The staff were chirpy, and the home made cakes were fabulously tasty - and nicely priced too.
I'm not sure what this is, but it's definitely a sign of spring!
View of the main lake at Brockwell Park.
Looking north with Tower 42 and the 'Erotic Gherkin' on the horizon.
Tennis on the lawn.
Curious heart shaped tree.
Easter in the Brockwell Park cafe.
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