7 days just simply is not enough when visiting any place in Europe. With miles and miles of history, architecture, art and culture; you really cannot take in everything that you will want to. This is when photos come in for me – I can re-live my trips through my photos and I thought I’d share some with you!
I’m a firm believer in taking in the sites around you in a way that is not through a lens, as you capture a lot more. However, that being said I am also a photographer by nature and can’t help but get a few clicks in every where I go! Writing for a personal blog has that effect on you – every experience is a story to be written and what is a blog post without photographs 🙂
I spent a week in London, in a hotel near Russell Square. If you are planning a trip to the lively city I would suggest this area as it is a little quieter in the evening but central enough that you can visit all the hotspots by two buses at the most. The trip was for pleasure and involved visiting the touristy sites such as Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Oxford Street and the famous Big Ben (which I was told many times is the Queen’s Clock Tower and only nicknamed Big Ben). I also took a turn down the streets off the beaten path and visited East London’s art district as noted in a recent post, as well as took the train out to Windsor Castle. All in all, I loved London and am hoping my future plans involve living out there for a year.
Now on to what you are here for; a collection of photographs from the trip for your enjoyment and viewing needs! (Click the photos for captions and descriptions of each photo)
The Millennium Bridge (as seen in Harry Potter, being the sole reason I went to see it)
Took a quick visit to the Fashion and Textile Museum and this was on of the displays!
The View from the Shard – the tallest building in London! I’ll be honest I was pretty tired this day so much of my visit was leaning on a railing and basking in the sunlight on the viewing deck whilst having my eyes closed
What was really cool was that there was food and drinks as well! Coffee, tea – the usual!
Another day was spent just south of the Thames at the Borough Market! This lovely vendor had quite a few delicious gluten free treats (those gingerbread men on the left were my favourites)
This was one of my favourite spots in Borough Market because of all the natural light and natural elements in the space including the wooden benches and innovative wooden seating arrangements, hanging plants, indoor trees and the fact that I felt like I was in a green house
Borough market is something that should be on your bucket list should you plan to go to London sometime in the future! There is food for everyone!
Speaking of food for everyone – I’m not usually a fruit person let alone a freshly-pressed-fruit-juice person but I did it! Had a cup of fresh fruit juice AND a shot of wheat grass juice!
Can’t leave London without a stereotypical phone booth photo
Luckily for me, it was the 100 year anniversary of British Vogue in England so fashion gurus, sales and displays where everywhere! Perfect time for me to be visiting I’d say!
OOTD for the day in East London – my leather jacket, plaid Dynamite scarf, ripped jeans and booties were definitely staples on my trip that got mixed with various different things
Street art ran rampant in East London and this mixed piece of Karl Lagerfeld is one of my favs!
Impromptu Waltz in the middle of Old Spitalfield Market ❤
Hyde Park OOTD featuring a purchase from Primark (kinda like the Forever21 of England, that’s what I’d call it)
This little guy loved my Anne Klein bag just as much as I did! A zippered waterproof bag was perfect for travelling as it kept my stuff safe and my camera out of harm (water)’s way!
Hyde Park was beautiful! I felt like I needed a Jane Austen novel and some tea to make sitting pond-side so much better
Got to visit the fashion exihibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum! If you are going to London within the next two months there is a fantastic lingerie and undergarment exhibit that is a must see!
Loved the glass art work section of the Victoria and Albert and the copious opportunities for mirror selfies that arose
I swear every structure in London was beautiful even the apartment buildings!
The view of Big Ben and Parliament from the London Eye
Another slightly over head view of London from the London Eye!
Cliche tourist photo with Big Ben, because why not?
For the longest time I thought this was the London bridge but found out in London that it’s the Tower Bridge! London Bridge is more or less this regular little concrete bridge!
A little archway alongside the River Thames
A shot from the Tower of London (did you know people have houses in and around the Tower of London?)
This reminded me of Paris just because there were couples kissing and well dressed individuals sitting and reading – this lovely fountain structure was right in front of Buckingham Palace!
Another area visited solely for the reason that it was used for Harry Potter – Leadenhall Market is a beautiful indoor market place with many cute little shops! I went on a day it was closed otherwise I definitely would not have gotten a picture like this
One of my late night adventures took me to this cake shop near Russell Square and I got this delicious cake (which I promptly inhaled soon after this photo was taken)