Thursday, October 1, 2009

London to Uxbridge, The Seahorse, and more

After the Globe, we headed back to the nearest tube station, but decided we should visit The Sea Horse. The Sea Horse is in the exact spot that used to be The Mermaid Tavern, a famous place where the greatest writers, artists, & thinkers of Shakespeare's day would gather on the first friday of every month (there's no record that Shakespeare was ever there). The gathering was called The First Friday Club.

The Mermaid Tavern was on the corner of Friday Street and Bread Street, a triangular property in which these two streets meet at an angle. And that's where the Sea Horse is located.




The Sea Horse is small, with contemporary decor, but you can sense the ghosts of Ben Jonson, Thomas Dekker, John Middleton, etc. Especially Ben Jonson.

Oh look. I've caught a great artist or thinker or something going inside.

The current owner doesn't even realize that great artists and writers are still hanging out here.

After a cider at the Sea Horse, we made our way to a tube station and Uxbridge. Lots of people going home after work.

By the time we got to Zone 6, the train wasn't crowded.

Return to the Uxbridge Station.

Moonrise Over High Street (in Uxbridge)

When we got back to the Brunel campus, another dance class was being held on the third floor of one of the buildings.

Tomorrow we go to Oxford!