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Friday, 3 June 2016

A Little Walk Around London

After a wonderful lunch with my cousins, catching up on life details and cooing over their beautiful chatterbox of a two year old, I had some time to kill in London and decided the best way to do that was wander. 


Central London is actually incredibly compact, and it didn't take long for me to cover many of the tourist traps.

I view the city in a strange way. In truth I am always a tourist, even though my brother lives here and I am literally here three separate times this week. Most journeys up involve some administrative requirement, or to see friends and relatives, but whenever I venture in I always feel the need to set my sights on the sites, absorbing the beautiful architecture.



Whenever I come back I feel like a child again, staring up at the buildings as I did the first time I remember visiting (and a quick appreciation here for Mumma who carted two five year olds around the capital, what a champion).

A particular anecdote I love that I learnt over the years is about the lamp posts.  Do you see the familiar logo?



The legend goes that the Duke of Westminster, infatuated with Coco Chanel, adorned each lamp post with her iconic emblem as tribute to her. Sadly upon researching the little nugget for this post it turns out to be untrue, CC merely stands for city council, but isn't the former story far nicer? 



If you ever find yourself with a little time to kill I do suggest taking a walk around Westminster. It's a treat for the eyes, albeit a little painful as you mingle with the masses. Regardless, I love it. For a girl who only lives in England for six weeks of the year, I sure am patriotic. 







Each site is complimented by the famously Great British grey skies, and I confess to getting a little windswept. 


Nonetheless, I loved it. 


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- Camera used: Canon EOS M with 18-55mm lens - 

9 comments:

  1. London is best city to Tourist is, lord knows I've been doing it fulltime for nearly 10 years! :D

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    1. It really is! Lucky you to have experienced it for so long :)

      Liza xx

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  2. I love London and I love exploring it too. There's so many hidden gems which I adore, this post has now left me wanting to explore London again soon xo

    whattabithaloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. London is a wonderful place! I'm glad I've inspired you, I hope you get to visit soon :)

      Liza xx

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  3. Beautiful photos, London is my favourite city of all, there is always something left to explore. I also prefer the Coco Chanel story haha. xx

    113-things-to-say.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha it's a pretty wonderful story! Thank you for your lovely comment xx

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  4. Ahh how I wish the story about Coco Chanel was true, either way though London is a beautiful city
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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    1. I wish it was true too! Let's pretend it is, shall we? xxx

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  5. I never even saw the Coco Chanel lamp post thing going on while I was there! Now I'm going to have to be on the look out for it next time! (:

    Single Vegas Girl
    http://singlevegasgirl.blogspot.com/

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