I know everywhere has been spruced up for the Oly/Paralympics – flags, flowers, bunting – the full works. I’ve been enjoying them hugely – and they’re not always where you’d expect them. Take The Pelton Arms (a pub I’m really liking just now) – all flowers and froth and fun – or the residents of Caradoc Street with their window boxes:
Of course there are the obvious central sites – I like the Mitre’s re-spruce (though I’ve not been in the ‘lounge’ yet – hope it’s good – I used to rather like that quiet little tiled conservatory at the back, which I assume is now loungeified)
and, obviously there’s Number 16 round the corner:
I even like the pubs that are cashing in on the Olympic craziness – I note that the old Gloucester Arms, renamed so many times in such a short time, is currently basking in all the gold medallist glory it’s been next door to:
I note that this is an obviously temporary sign, though as bad-pun-pub-names go I don’t dislike this. If it can’t be the Gloucester Arms, it might as well be a comedy name that actually means something.
The other place that’s managed a bit of a coup of course is
the Pilot The Wheelchair Basketballer on the peninsula. I’d have shared the BBC story with you but if anyone can work out how to use the bloomin’ BBC London website they’re a better Phantom than I am…
I could go on, but I’d actually like to hear your favourite celebratory places in Greenwich just now. I’m going to leave you with mine – on a door next door to the Plume of Feathers in Park Vista – beautifully done, guys.
So. What is your favourite Greenwich Olympics-push-the-boat-out place?