JUST SNAPPED @littleswallowchinadoll

Bumpkin, South Kensington

Every year I've lived in London, I've gone to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year with the usual rascals. Every year, I wonder whether I agree with the winner, but then simply can't pick a shot that's better, because they're all so good. And anyway, who am I to judge? If you've never been, go. It's good. But crowded. Very crowded.

To prepare your nerves for negotiating the hoards, why not have brunch at Bumpkin, first?

Starting with a Bloody Mary, obviously.

Bumpkin is a gorgeously comfy place, not on the nicest stretch of road, but once you're in there, who cares? You'd never notice what was going on outside anyway - it's all about what's right in front of you.

Once you're full, head on over to the wonderful Natural History Museum for the exhibit.

(I know, the CG and D look far too natural as a couple with child, don't ya think?)

And to soothe your nerves, or to console yourself after the horrors of reading about animals on the verge of extinction, why not head to Scoop afterwards for some gelato?

If you're really lucky, you'll see Alex the lion on the way home.

It was a pretty good Saturday.

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