Our first stop on Saturday was to Bermondsey and the ‘Beer Mile’. Jamie’s friends run the Anspach & Hobday micro brewery and on Saturday it’s open to the public, along with other micro breweries in the area. It’s an incredibly popular trail for real ale fans and there were plenty of people working their way along the ‘mile’. We decided that, if we were going to survive the day, one brewery was going to be enough. Gordon and I sampled and enjoyed a couple of the beers and could have sampled a few more very happily. I was particularly impressed with the Smoked Brown.
Our next adventure took us to the Emirates Air Line, a cable car that takes you from North Greenwich at the O2 Arena across the Thames to the Royal Docks. Using your Oyster Card it costs £3.30, incredible value for a trip that gives amazing views and is as good, if not better than the London Eye.
In the evening we had a lovely Dim Sum meal at Yum Cha in Chalk Farm Road, but first visited The Hawley Arms where we were treated to what seems like a Saturday early evening ritual where four of the staff play Twister.