Saturday 19 April 2008

Greenwich nightlife

Last night myself and a friend went out on the town in Greenwich. It's been a while since we've done this (before Christmas in fact). First we went to the delightful 'Gypsy Moth' (which is confusingly right next to the Cutty Sark, which means that I always want to call it by the wrong ship's name!). I first made the acquaintance of this pub about 7 years ago when Rich and I used to go there a lot. Back then it was bit more 'spit and sawdust' - now it is more of a 'bar' than a 'pub'! You know the sort of place - moody lighting, music that is a bit too loud and lots of sofas and stools instead of chairs and benches.

After a few drinks there we decided to move on, and our next stop was 'The Trafalgar'. This is a bit out of central Greenwich, along the river path. Extremely popular in the summer when you can sip you drinks on the banks of the Thames, it was a bit quieter last night. We got superb tables by a window with a rather lovely view across the Thames to the lights of Canary Wharf and the O2 in the distance.

We didn't even stay out until last orders, as my friend was catching an early flight the following morning.

View along the river path towards the O2 by the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

View from the window towards Canary Wharf in The Trafalgar, Greenwich