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New to London and taking a walk along the Thames Path, I saw a sign for Surrey Docks Farm and Cafe Frizzante. What is this, I wondered. I happily approached and saw the "free entrance" sign, so I thought, why not?
Sure, it smells like a farm, but breathe through your mouth and get exploring! I'm glad I did :) I found pigs, chickens, rabbits, cows, donkeys, and goats to feed. There's an herb...more
I stumbled upon this gem whilst rambling along the Thames Path east towards Greenwich. It was a lovely afternoon and the placards along the path mention a cafe with ice cream. The entrance via the path is completely unassuming. There is only a vegetable garden and compost, nothing to entice you to enter (except for the ice cream). However, make it past the compost piles and you'll be...more
The Surrey Docks Farm is a little drop of hidden London. The Rotherhithe peninsula isn't maybe the best known part of the capital, with poor transport links and some deeply unlovely squatting estates, but there's a little gem here if you do make the trek. The farm is quirky loveliness in itself; cows, pigs and goats wander around gently mugging inner city kids and parents for grain before they...more