So: any suggestions for interesting things to look at when I'm there? Pubs or restaurants or cafes that I should consider for lunch? Bookshops that are worth a visit? Parks or ancient ruins or architecturally-insane buildings?
And if you happen to be in this far-flung locale on Monday coming, would you like to meet up? My only constraint is that I need to be at Upminster Bridge station by 5:30pm.
Edited to add: I've postponed this to next week, Monday 15 June. Invitation still stands!