Unexpected Pockets of Joy
Time Out’s recent article invited Londoners to nominate great places they’ve enjoyed during lockdown. This is by Ife Akinroyeje – Founder of Wanderers of Colour.‘Mile End Park and its canal became central to so many of the things I did in lockdown. I’d go for strolls that could last up to three hours because the canal just goes on and on.'
It’s so peaceful but it is also so communal: there’s a community there and you feel it. There was someone playing music on one of the balconies. We dropped out bags and started dancing and all of a sudden, other people around the park did too. We understood that we’d all gone through a tough time but could still find unexpected pockets of joy.’