Instagram Series: The London Love

“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” ~ Samuel Johnson

Anyone who knows me knows that I am constantly obsessing over London – the exquisite architecture, the wonderful walks, the scrumptious food, the oh-so-fun pubs and that certain tingling of excitement that hangs in the air. Try as I might, I don’t think I can be as eloquent as the great Mr. Johnson when it comes to describing this majestic city.

So, I’ll just let my Instagram shots do the talking.

london_1_insta_ealingMy first morning in London. I stood looking out my bedroom window in Ealing for a good 10 minutes. Hopefully, the neighbours across the street didn’t think I was spying on them.

london_2_insta_chiswickHanging out at the park in Chiswick. Such a lovely little part of London and I got a personal tour of my friend’s favourite shops, to boot (pun intended)

london_3_insta_tubeThe Tube! I can’t remember which station this was, but it was the longest escalator I had ever been on. Sliding down would have been fun, but I am no James Bond. Also, I am pretty sure I would end up with a few broken bones and pride out the window.

london_4_insta_ealing_catThis lovely garden was my view everyday for breakfast. How can it even get better than this? I think that cat was trying to figure out who I was and why I did not give her some of my bread. Sorry, cat. Meow.

london_5_insta_towerbridgeAhhh! The Tower Bridge. It just isn’t London until you’ve taken a shot of this iconic fixture of the London landscape.

london_6_insta_viewI think I stopped one too many times to marvel at the view around me. Can you really blame me?

london_7_insta_feet_selfieTower Bridge walk (and shoe selfie). Mission accomplished!

london_8_insta_gardenDid I say how much I love this garden?

london_9_insta_playI am a huge fan of the movie Once. So, imagine my surprise when the musical was playing at the Phoenix Theatre. Needless to say, it was a magical (and rather teary) night.

london_10_insta_cccamdenLove, love, love Camden. Some people may find it a bit kitschy, but I love the energy of it. And I love it more for letting me indulge in some spicy Thai food when it got cold.

london_11_insta_camden2Camden makes for great street scenes. You just can’t go wrong here with all the fashionable people and interesting stores.

london_12_insta_camden3Come to think of it, I now wish I tried out Hong Kong Bang Bang Chicken. The name alone should warrant a visit.

london_13_coventgardenCovent Garden was such good fun. Having tea at Jamie Oliver’s Union Jacks was an added bonus. A must-try!

london_14_insta_stpaulThe mighty St. Paul’s Cathedral looks down on me as I head off for some tea and people watching. So majestic!

london_15_camden_giggleSome giggling action on the pavements of Camden. Have I mentioned how much I love this place?

london_16_insta_statueThe iconic Queen Victoria Memorial situated right in front of Buckingham Palace. A great place to take a breather and immerse yourself in the greatness of London.

There were so many places in London that I wasn’t able to get to. And many roads I have yet to walk on. That fact alone excites me about this brilliant city – that I have so much more to discover. I can’t wait to go back and get lost in the streets of London and to take in this ever evolving metropolis. What would this amazing city be like the second time around? Hopefully, I’ll be able to find that out someday soon. Until then, London. Be. Majestic.

5 Comment

  1. Your photos have made me miss London a lot! It’s truly an amazing city, I may go again next year, for Comic Con :)

    1. I miss London too! Hey, I’m planning to head back there next year too. Fingers crossed, we will both get to go back to this amazing city.

  2. Hey, I’ve just seen your reply (and that I misspelled my name, lol!). Maybe we will cross paths next year, if we do go back there ;)

  3. You take lovely pics! Never been to London but this inspires wanderlust, for sure. :)

    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Amiya. Truly appreciate it. And I hope you will get your chance to see London for yourself soon ;)

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