Earlier on this month, a week or so before the madness in Westminster happened, we headed into town to get a few bits and pieces and take a look at the cherry blossom in St James' Park. Most of the best blossom however came about when the skies were grey(!) (Though you'll see from my previous hanami wanderings that one of the best blooms happened to be local!), but I didn't realise that there were that many prunus trees in such a small park.
We also popped into the Strand branch of Minamto Kitchoan, a lovely shop that sells Japanese confectionery, or wagashi (和菓子); the main branch is on Piccadilly, but I prefer the Strand one as it's not as busy.