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The magnolias and camellias have been glorious, now it’s the wisteria’s turn. This was on our way to the tube and thence to Fulham Broadway and, the rather disappointing, Annual North End Road market. The fine Friesian cows were preparing themselves in a side street, for what we didn’t wait to find out. At the end of North End Road we turned right into Lillie Road, taking a detour down Telephone Place on the left and were rewarded by the, fine, plaque on the old telephone exchange (younger readers might want to ask someone old enough to remember!).Back on the main road and passed a totally unobscured Brymay ghost sign (unlike the one on Holloway Road). Over the bridge, across what is now the District Line but used to be a canal, and in to West Brompton Cemetery. I’m sure that however many times you visited, you would always find something poignant, beautiful and interesting that you hadn’t noticed before. Leaving by the gate on Fulham Road we turned right and back towards the station, passing a beautiful, newly renovated church with the interesting symbols on a support near the roof and the very fine hexagonal building (does anybody know what it is?) next to, what is now a college. Then we decided to get a bus back to Tottenham Court Road which took us up Fulham Road, South Kensington, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, Piccadilly, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road. Much more scenic than the tube!