Spitalfields

Spitalfields

On my way back from St Leonard’s Church (see below) I popped into Spitalfields, where this bench outside Verde & Company caught my eye. I like the way little tables are built into the bench – something that would work well in a smaller garden. I also like the little box for the geranium.

The queue was snaking out of the door, and now I’ve looked at the cafe’s menu online, I can see why. I wish I’d gone in.

Cafe A Vin

Spitalfields

I’m not keen on modern shopping precincts that are made up of chain shops and restaurants, but I can handle the new area at Spitalfields because it has some nice landscaping, and some quite nice restaurants too.

I liked this combo outside the Cafe A Vin. It contains two of my ‘banned’ bedding plants, but I’m prepared to let that go because the white-edged leaves of the euonymus and the petals of the cyclamen complement each other so nicely.

When I walked past again a few days later, the cyclamen had all been taken out! Cyclamen don’t like being cold and wet, so maybe the snow finished them off…