Sunday 2 November 2014 11.58am
Welcome to The Circle, neighbour. Start by heading up onto the roof, to take in the amazing panorama from Canary Wharf all the way round to the Eye. It's especially worth doing this coming weekend, as you'll feel like you have your very own surround-sound fireworks display next Friday and Saturday.
Then, there are so many things on your doorstep to love. Maltby Street
and Bermondsey Square
food markets on a Saturday morning, great restaurants like Zucca, Magdalen, Pizarro, Butler's Wharf Chop House
, Blueprint, Applebees (we once worked out we could do a different restaurant every night for a month, within a fifteen minute walk - if we had the money!).
In Summer, there's so much to do and see along the Southbank, that you'll find something different every time you go. The summer months along the river are fantastic, culminating in the Mayor's fireworks in September.
Then, the walks, from Autumn to Spring. Along Wapping on a Sunday, trips to see arts and culture at Festival Hall, Oxo Tower Gallery, Eames Gallery, Shortwave Cinema
or Tate Modern
, even just the loop around London and Tower Bridge, especially to see the poppies at the moment. Sitting in St Katherine's Dock with a coffee, sitting in Potters Fields on a sunny day with the papers, listening to the world's accents float by.
The novelty of seeing people wowed by Tower Bridge - right at the end of your road - still inspires me, even after living in The Circle for eight years. I hope you enjoy your time here just as much.