So we started the birthday with a tasty breakfast at the wonderful Fingers' Crossed
Then a happy meander in the April sun around East LondonHad hoped to peek inside Bevis Marks, the oldest synagogue in London built in 1701 and tucked away in a little courtyard in the City of London. Sadly it wasn't open for visitors on the day we were there - another time I hope.
Always love the graffiti
and the daredevil building construction
and our next stop was the historic Toynbee Hall
then back for a cuppa and a spruce up before our unforgettable birthday nosh at the amazing Otto's
and a final nightcap at the classy Fontaine's in Dalston
And all too quickly it was the next morning and we bidding a fond farewell
under skies of blue
to an early morning Dalston
and a magnificent-as-ever St Pancras
Hasta la vista - and happy birthday!!