It’s been a while, hasn’t it? The last couple of weeks have been a complete blur in terms of juggling my work and social life – less of the latter 🙂 I have finally got my shit together and I will post as I said in my New Year’s Resolution entry, 3x per week.
I wanted to share with you some of my favourite tourist’y photos of London. I have lived in this vibrant city for 2 years now, mainly in Chelsea and Fulham. I really love this city and living away from home. I moved out when I was 19 to go to university in Southampton for 3 years, came back to live at my parents’ home for a couple of months before moving out into the big smoke!
Why I love this city? Well, London never sleeps (and neither do I 😉 and there is always something to do. First and foremost, London has some of the best culinary experiences I have ever enjoyed which is one of the reasons why I started my blog in the first place – to share with you my foodie adventures, most of which are in London. My father was a bit of a foodie and enjoyed taking Chelsea and I out for dinner in the Capital with friends growing up – I thank him for awakening my food senses!
Secondly, I am a sucker for architecture. I just adore how London is a mash up of new and old buildings – if you take some time to really look, it’s just mind blowing. There are plenty of rooftop locations to choose from to really appreciate these views, I would suggest visiting the recently opened Sky Garden during the day. I used to sketch buildings years ago and this is a habit I have introduced back into my weekly routine (Sundays). I am busy sketching St Paul’s Cathedral at the moment and I cannot wait to show you the finished product.
People are another reason why I love living here. Outside of the work commute times (seldom do you ever encounter friendly people during this time), you meet exciting and interesting people from all over the world – some of which have become really close friends of mine and I thank London for that. I have plenty more reasons but most importantly this city has become my home – there’s always an event to go to, friends to catch up with, food to be feasted on. I’m happy 🙂
Here are a few snaps I have taken during my time here. I will be updating this post regularly as I now have a new toy (my new camera) and would like to take better quality shots. If you scroll through my old Instagram posts, you will see just how shocking my ‘photography’ skills were….
Columbia Road Flower Market
The Hurlingham Club
Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park
Prudential Assurance Building
Peace Pagoda, Battersea Park
“Let me wake up next to you, have coffee in the morning and wander through the city with your hand in mine, and I’ll be happy for the rest of my fucked up little life.” ― Charlotte Eriksson