As usual a fantastic blog, I almost feel I am taking part in your adventure because your writing is so explanatory, many thanks.
I do think your brave though, being a ‘country bumpkin’ I have only ever ventured to London on the odd occasion, and it was like being in a whirlwind, people of all shapes, sizes and colours buzzing around with no time to spare, and what I found really strange was that no one speaks to anyone. So so different to where I live, most people acknowledge one another theY come across, and normally stop and have a little natter, but after saying that, everyone knows everyone, not so in a city.
Think I will stick to what is my normal.
Have a lovely weekend.