Wandering: Colourful London


seven dials I love the fact that I can get on a train and be in London in an hour or two depending on which train I take, and be back home in the same day.   Which is what I did on a fine day last week.  The problem is I want to try and cover all of London in one day.  This time was very random and wandering fits the situation perfectly.  I started off in the Seven Dials area where seven streets meet.  A very fun area to explore.  From where I stood taking the picture above, first a grey taxi went by, then a red one, followed by a traditional black cab, a bicycle cab and then… I heard the clip clop, clip clop before I saw them coming around the corner.  Extra points for the pub background and colourful hanging baskets I think. horsehorses I have seen some pictures from Neal’s Yard lately and had never been there so that was the next stop. sign It is down a little hidden alley with bright graffiti on the wall. graffiti Darling little courtyard with some great businesses. neals yard hair neals yard2 Walking out the opposite side back on the street, the tables are all set for lunch outside the Covent Garden Hotel. cafe tables How could I not take this picture? cafe Assortment of cuff links in a shop window. cufflinks Amazing architecture. architecture The theatre district. theatre Going back to the subway. tube Resurfacing at Kensington Gardens. carousel Next destination:  Kensington Palace, which I hope to do in a separate post in the next couple of days. gardens Walking along again enjoying the architecture and the blue skies. sky The smell coming from this Pizzeria was wonderful. pizzeria Can you spot the window washer? window washer This little side street had flowers all along the front of the buildings. window boxes Do you know this building?  I did not spend too much time here, but always like to take a look. (Harrods) The street performers have really upped their game from my observation. street music At Covent Garden an opera singer was performing. (in the corner.) covent garden Heading back towards the train station an elevated walkway caught my eye. walkway I cut across Denmark Street, what a fun street that was.  Lots of music stores and live music too. hanks The late afternoon sun shining on the buildings. street To think when I first went to London many years ago I didn’t like it at all and had no interest in ever going back!  So glad I had a change of heart because it is a wonderful city with so much to discover.  Have you ever changed your mind about anything?  If you have been to London what is your favourite part or place to go?  Where is the first place you’d go if you were to visit London? To those of you celebrating the Fourth of July have a great day and weekend!! tall building

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6 comments

  1. You certainly got some good, fun and colourful shots.

  2. I love London!!! I always have to have tea at The Orangery at Kensington Palace. I heard a saying, “if you are tired of London, then you are tired of life”. You have some great pictures. What kind of camera do you use?

    • Hi, fun to hear you have tea at the Orangery as I too had tea there, which will be in my next post. Also I have heard that quote and there is always something to see and do in London. The type of camera I have is a Nikon D5000. I am not sure if they make that model anymore, there are so many good cameras available these days!

  3. WOW fabulous colour you have found. I love days out in London (40mins by train for me) but haven’t done it in a while and keep thinking I really must do and soon!! Your pictures have inspired me. Thank you for the email it was great hearing from you and now that I got your new blog I shall add it to my feedly. Happy 4th of July too!!

    • Ah, thanks Sharon. I will look forward to your London pictures down the road. It would be great if we could meet up for a photo walk sometime. Enjoy the rest of the 4th!!

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