LONDON

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

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Albert Bridge

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The Hurlingham Club

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Camden

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Big Ben

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Piccadilly

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Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park

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Trafalgar Square

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Prudential Assurance Building

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Camden Lock

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Peace Pagoda, Battersea Park

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Somerset House

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Oxford Street

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“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

 

50 comments

  1. Beautiful photos! This has reminded me to soak up the positives of this great city 🙂 I love the St. Paul’s area – do share your sketch with us when it’s finished, if you are comfortable!

  2. London is definitely the first place I like to visit if I travel to Europe. It always gives me the impression of friendliness and welcoming. A much more relax vibe compared with New York.

  3. London is absolutely amazing – definitely one of my favorite places to be! I live way far away in Portland, OR, so I dot get there much, but I cannot wait to tour the lovely streets, ride double decker buses and enjoy pastries and tea there again! Enjoy your amazing home!!

  4. Such beautiful photos! Sounds like you are living it up in London! I would love to visit one day!

    -Lisa
    everydayelevated.blogspot.com

  5. Oh thank God for this blog post haha ! 🙂 I’m just in love with London, when I was an au pair in Oxford, and that my twin was doing the same but in London, I used to visit her every week end ! So know I know the city quite well, even if of course there is always so :much to discover and see !
    On of my dream would be to move there after my studies … It’s in a corner of my head. Really. My heart is always half in France half in England. So, thanks for sharing these pictures, they made my day a bit brighter ! 🙂

    Love from France, Victoria
    http://godsaveourdressing.blogspot.fr

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