The London Series – Not To Overstate The Obvious, But…

I ❤ London…

Yes I know you know. Yes I know I’ve spouted on about London to anyone who listens (or reads my blog posts).. but quite frankly, I don’t care (ok I actually do but I’m trying to appear tough & unaffected).

I remember my first moments in London like it was yesterday, not 6 years ago. I remember the feeling instantly at home in this city that I had never been to. But today I thought I’d share with you a few things that I really love about London that you might not know, and if you do already know then just pretend that you don’t so it’s more of a surprise  🙂

I Love The Street Signs

There are street signs & then there are London street signs. Actually a lot of the street signs in the UK are pretty awesome – looking at you Edinburgh.

But there is something special about walking around the streets whose names are almost as famous as the city they are in.

Fun Fact: My great grandfather was called George. When my sister & I first went to London and found Great George Street, we felt like it was kismet.. we have called our GG Grandfather ‘Great George’ ever since. I like to think he’d get a kick out of that.

 

 

I Love Old Stuff

Luckily London is full of it (old stuff that is!) too. From the hidden away Temple Church, built by the Knights Templar in the 12th Century; to the more famous & well known Westminster Abbey, the current incarnation was started by Henry III in 1245. A visit to London would not be complete without a history lesson thrown in.

Fun Fact: I have never been inside Westminster Abbey … I know, I know it’s disgraceful! Don’t worry, I will rectify that on my next visit (one of my friends has promised to disown me if I don’t go!)

 

Flights booked to London for Christmas.. I will get to Westminster Abbey this time, I promise!!!

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I’m A Royalist

Not ashamed to admit it either. I love the Queen; I think she is an incredible person (with a few flaws, as does every other person in the world) and it was a huge highlight of my last trip to visit Buckingham Palace.

#buckinghampalace

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Currently watching the #TroopingTheColour on BBC & wishing I was in London right now

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I Love Double Decker Buses

Maybe I see them as quintessentially Londonish, like red phone boxes, but I think they are brilliant.

Fun Fact: Did you know that you can travel on London buses for as little as £1.50 a trip? A lot cheaper than the Tube, plus you actually get to see the city!

#regentstreet

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What's more #London than double decker buses & red phone boxes

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I Love The Architecture

I’m an architecture fiend. I love how buildings look but I especially love a building that has a story to tell. Whether it be the Tower of London, whose walls could tell a tale or two; or 30 St Mary Axe – better known as ‘The Gherkin’.

There is always some new building being built in London but I love how the city still embraces it’s history. London has some of the most recognisable buildings in the world.

 

#london

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Favourite Buildings

There are a few places in London that I tend to visit every time I go there.. Westminster’s Houses of Parliament & Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich are just two of them.

Flashback to all the times I've been #London I ❤ this city

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I seriously love this place!!! #OldRoyalNavalCollege #Greenwich

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I ❤ St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s has to be my most favourite building ever, following closing by another Christopher Wren designed building, the Old Royal Naval College. I remember when I first found out about St Paul’s – the wedding of Charles & Diana. Twenty-nine years later, I finally got to see this impressive building for myself.

And it did not disappoint!

I loved this photo of #StPaulsCathedral from August so much that I had it printed on canvas.

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So there you have it.. yes, you probably already knew some of that if you’ve followed my blog for a while but it’s always good to get a refresher  🙂

What are some of your favourite cities in the world?
Do you love London as much as me? What’s your favourite part of the city?

 

via Daily Prompt: Obvious


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