They call it a "Mall", those English do.
They pronounce it "Mell".
I can't tell you why.
But if you want to get away from the crowds
and find out how life was like "back then"
or you just want to take a different step back
a step away - from the hustle and the hurry -
what they call a "breather".....
This could be the place for you. (The Hammersmith Mall to the Chiswick Mall along the Thames.)
There's a whiff of Dickens, or Thackeray.
It's the waterway of Kings - Henry the VIII took this route to Hampton Court
The annual Oxford Cambridge Boat Race happens here. Have you noticed, plenty of places to wet your whistle? On a cold rainy race day, or better, when the sun shines and you should otherwise be
on a faraway vacation or planning (another?) one. Like these folk are thinking of, apparently.
(But you're not.) You're wetting your whistle. Or, just toodling down a narrow lane.
Getting distracted by other peoples' lives
and trying to find your way back.......
maybe with a few souvenirs
(Could your personal barrel of beer use a little jacket to keep it at a proper temperature? And why not?)
er, I was saying - trying to find your way back........to...............I mean.........
I mean, the RIVER. THAMES. Ah yes. Refreshment.