I was determined, despite my cold, to get outside on Saturday because it was going to be sunny. Surely this time it was going to be our last chance before 6 months of grey wintery dark London? So we started in Brockley, as we had wanted to go to the market for a while and we lucked out as it was their first birthday. It was rammed with people but they had a great band playing and a very festive atmosphere. We bought cheese and bread and went on our merry way. We walked over to Browns of Brockley for some lunch. Browns is a very pleasant cafe near Brockley station and I would recommend stopping by if you’re in the area. Their cakes looked particularly exceptional.
We then headed over to Forest Hill to visit the Horniman Museum and Gardens. By this point the sun was exceptionally bright so it was hard to get any photos (on my phone!!) that were not over exposed. Not ideal, but a few passed the cut. The Horniman is at the top of a hill, and has great views of the City of London, in addition to a lovely sunken ‘Dye’ garden (which I just could not capture on camera because the sun was so bright), a vegetable and herb garden and a meadow. The museum itself has a wonderfully eccentric collection and is a South London treasure.