Books have always been my way of escaping and from an early age always had my head in a book. This may be some of the reasons as to why I have loved the book about town trails across London this summer... it brings out the child in me
The only trail I didn't get to do was the one in Greenwich, however I am happy with all that I saw.... A few weekends ago with the sun shining I headed into town early and explored the Riverside trail.
Sited around City Hall were a number of benches....
- Through the Looking Glass
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Dr Seuss
I loved the Dr Seuss bench with Tower Bridge in the background and the new City of London landscape to its left. Completely showcased the vibrancy of the graphics on the bench.
I've loved the book benches across the city of the summer and look forward to Paddington appearing for the Christmas and Holiday period.
Here are my previous book bench adventures:
- Bloomsbury Trail - featuring Hercule Poirot, James Bond, Jane Austen & Peter Pan.
- City Trail - featuring Mary Poppins, Bridget Jones, Peter Pan, Wind in the Willows.
Last week the book benches were auctioned for charity and raised a quarter of a million £ to improve literary in disadvantaged areas. The 2 highest bids were £9,500 for the Jeeves & Wooster bench and £9,000 for the James Bond stories.