An Ode to London

Every so often I like to jump on a train and head down to London. I am lucky enough to have a friend who works for a rail company so every once in a while she gives me some free tickets which I always use to visit the capital. Towards the end of 2017 I was lucky enough to head down there twice, once in October and then again in December. London is hands down my favourite city in the UK and I love exploring different parts of it.

London is always filled with so many memories for me. I used to visit every summer when my mum would take me down to visit my Great Aunt. Our excursions then usually involved shopping on Oxford Street or visiting places like Trafalgar Square or the Natural History Museum. In recent years I have ventured to different areas and explored places like Hackney and Richmond Park and it never gets boring. Sometimes though I love sticking to the more popular areas and just being a tourist for the day. These photos I took during my trip in October and they are some of my favourite images I have of the city.

I managed to squeeze quite a lot into one day there, starting off in Marylebone to visit Daunts Books. I then headed to Spitalfields Market, followed by Borough Market for some yummy food.  I ended the day with a sunset walk along the Southbank where I got some lovely photos of the skyline against a backdrop of pink skies. Is there any prettier city during a sunset? I think not.

Hopefully I will get to head back down to London soon for another day trip, or maybe even a weekend trip. I honestly don’t think I could ever get bored of this city!

You can read my other London posts here.


  1. Lucy 22nd January 2018 / 9:57 pm

    I’ve just moved to London for an internship and really want to go and check out Daunt books (amongst 1,000,000 other things…). I love that photo of Oxford Circus, it’s amazing with the guy in the middle looking up into the distance – great shot! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

  2. Laura Emilia 23rd January 2018 / 1:40 pm

    Aww this is such a lovely post and I completely agree – London has to be the best city in the world! I do sometimes have a love-hate relationship with it, but it’s still my favourite. Those Southbank sunset pics are absolutely gorgeous by the way – it really is the best place to see the sun go down! xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  3. Kelsey Douglas Short 27th January 2018 / 3:04 pm

    Such gorgeous images. I wanted to snap a load last weekend but it was pouring! I love London so much and wish I took advantage of it more when I lived there but such is life. It’s a city I love spending time in and intend to have lots more breaks here this year.


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