A London Sketch

I’m a pretty lazy blogger, especially as a travel blogger – I’m sure you’ve probably picked that up by now.

I use my Instagram as my chief option to ‘blog’, or be a ‘creative influencer’, mainly because there’s so much to do in a day and little time to do it. But I’m pulling myself up on this, as I realise I have so many photos of beautiful places I’ve experienced, and I’ve hardly shared any of them with you.

London is first on my agenda. I took a trip there mid-last year, and had a fantastic time exploring the centre of the city by foot. I would walk as far as my poor sore feet would carry me and then catch an Uber for the rest of any journey, when I couldn’t manage. My days were spent exploring on my own and my evenings with my wonderful cousins, who are the ‘locals’.

So sit back and scroll through this photo heavy sketch of my adventures there.

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I stayed just behind Tate Modern, and across Thames River from St Paul’s Cathedral. It was the first view I met each morning, as I set out on my adventures.

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I passed Buckingham Palace honestly too many times to count.

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Nearby, St James’ Park has to be one of my favourite parks in the city.

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And cheeky inquisitive squirrels flood the place.

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In the distance, the Horse Guards Parade and London Eye are beautifully framed by the lake and trees about.

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Out into the streets, you’ll inevitably find yourself in the district of Westminster.

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The abbey is there, standing erect and magnified.

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The detail of any achetypal church always has me in awe.

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Big Ben was covered in scaffolding, but there were other pretty sights to see behind the abbey nonetheless.

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Just by Trafalgar Square, I visited St Martin-in-the-Fields.

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A pretty bright white church, with a great reputation for regular music performances.

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A rehearsal was taking place, adding a wonderful element to my visit there.

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In the setting light, the grey Thames came to life later in the evening, with pretty pastel hues covering the sky.

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That was the time to kick back, relax and have a glass.

There was a day spent in the depths of some of the world’s most famous museums.

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The architecture of the Natural History Museum is a sight to see, while the British MuseumΒ  and the Victoria and Albert Museum left me in awe of their exhibitions.

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Another day saw me through the famous Carnaby Street and very pretty Covent Garden.

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There were trips through all the gorgeous department stores of Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, tea at Liberty’s and Harvey Nichols, where a cocktail is certainly to be had.

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And if you know me, I couldn’t go to London and not attend the Opera!

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Hyde Park, was beautiful respite from the busyness of the city.

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Topped with the gorgeous gardens of Kensington Palace at the end.

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And at the other end, the Prince Albert Memorial.

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My walking adventures of London took me through Southwark, Westminster, Mayfair Knightsbridge, Marylebone and who knows where else.

I drank coffees, ate cake, soaked in the architetcure, people watched and took photos until my heart was content.

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And the place left me wanting more.

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Until next time London!

 

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