Yesterday evening I took the new Elizabeth Line to Paddington to meet my partner, who’d been visiting a friend in Wales for a few days. I took her to a restaurant we hadn’t visited for a while, Côte Brasserie at the Barbican. It was good to see the place nice and busy, although the staff were quite rushed (although still very friendly and helpful), and the food was excellent as always. The journey to Paddington was very quick and easy, and the journey home wasn’t too difficult either. When it’s working, London’s public transport is really excellent.