The Far West: an eye on Brentford and Richmond

Hooray! London is your oyster is back with some news from London! After a good summer nap I went to London for a few days and discovered a whole area that really surprised me (in a good way). I'm a big fan of the East End, but I have to admit: West London can be quite charming as well. I could stay with a friend in Brentford (that's the far west in my eyes, you know) and that happened to be the perfect place to explore this area.

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Summer is coming! King's Cross Pond Club

The King's Cross Pond Club is a great opportunity to swim in London and to really feel the city. It's a natural swimming pond in the middle of the King's Cross redevelopment. Actually it's an art installation which aims to make us think about the relationship between nature and urban development. The whole area around King's Cross station and St. Pancras (where the Eurostar arrives) is a construction site, so it's quite refreshing (also literally) to make a swimming pond in this urban jungle. It's a great project according to me because it looks contradictional but in some way it fits so well.

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