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. I have seen some pictures from Neal’s Yard lately and had never been there so that was the next stop. It is down a little hidden alley with bright graffiti on the wall. Darling little courtyard with some great businesses. Walking out the opposite side back on the street, the tables are all set for lunch outside the Covent Garden Hotel. How could I not take this picture? Assortment of cuff links in a shop window. Amazing architecture. The theatre district. Going back to the subway. Resurfacing at Kensington Gardens. Next destination: Kensington Palace, which I hope to do in a separate post in the next couple of days. Walking along again enjoying the architecture and the blue skies. The smell coming from this Pizzeria was wonderful. Can you spot the window washer? This little side street had flowers all along the front of the buildings. 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. At Covent Garden an opera singer was performing. (in the corner.) Heading back towards the train station an elevated walkway caught my eye. I cut across Denmark Street, what a fun street that was. Lots of music stores and live music too. The late afternoon sun shining on the buildings. 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!!
Wandering: Colourful London
Categories: England, London