Red is Leister Square

Wordless Wednesday: Red is Leicester Square

Leicester Square is London’s home of entertainment. This is where you can enjoy a west end show, an international cinema premiere, relax in one of the many hotels, restaurants and bars or visit one of London’s top attractions. With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right in … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Red is Leicester Square

Neal’s Yard

Neal’s Yard, a Secret Hide-away in Central London

Neal’s Yard is a small alley in Covent Garden between Shorts Gardens and Monmouth Street which opens into a courtyard. Neal’s Yard is one of those places that if you didn’t know it was there, you might well pass by it loads of times and simply never come across it. It is quite easy to miss and just walk by as it the sign leading to it is not very obvious.  I came upon this … Continue reading Neal’s Yard, a Secret Hide-away in Central London

Big Ben

Big Ben, a World Famous and Iconic Clock Tower

Big Ben has become a symbol of the United Kingdom, particularly in the visual media. When a television or film-maker wishes to indicate a generic location in England, a popular way to do so is to show an image of the tower, often with a red double-decker bus or black cab in the foreground. I tried my best to replicate one of these famous shots but no bus or … Continue reading Big Ben, a World Famous and Iconic Clock Tower

London's Millennium Footbridge

Crossing the Thames River by London’s “wobbly” Millennium Footbridge

This footbridge, is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians to cross the River Thames in London. It links Bankside from St Paul’s Cathedral with the City of London at the Modern Tate museum. Londoners nicknamed the bridge the “Wobbly Bridge” after participants in a charity walk on behalf of Save the Children to open the bridge felt an unexpected and, for some, uncomfortable swaying motion on the first two days after the bridge opened. The … Continue reading Crossing the Thames River by London’s “wobbly” Millennium Footbridge

Westminster Abbey

Walking over graves in Westminster Abbey, London

Westminster Abbey is another one of those places in London that is steeped in more than a thousand years of history. I read that it was Benedictine monks who first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century, establishing a tradition of daily worship which continues to this day. Even today there are still monks around walking through the Abbey and holding … Continue reading Walking over graves in Westminster Abbey, London

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre might not be the original but it is as close as I could get to the world that Shakespeare created ages ago. The current Globe Theatre is built 200 meters from where the original stood but is basically a replica of what the original looked like. It is built in exactly the same way and to the same scale and you can … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London

St Paul's Cathedral

Walking through London’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral

I think St Paul’s Cathedral is definitely one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in England. I am quite lucky in that I have had the opportunity to visit this beautiful Cathedral more than once and couldn’t wait to show it to my friend Hermie on her visit all the way from South-Africa. The two of us bought ourselves London travel passes for the day and … Continue reading Walking through London’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral

Tower of London

Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London

  What once housed the Royalty and even the filth and scum of London now houses its famous Crown Jewels and is keeper to the Royal Ravens. Do you need a better reason to visit the Tower of London? Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames … Continue reading Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London

London's Tower Bridge

I walked across and in London’s iconic Tower Bridge!

Whenever you see London in movies or advertised as a holiday destination one of the first landmarks they show is the famous London Tower Bridge! This bridge has definitely become an international symbol of London and was also first on my list of London sights. It was my friend Hermie’s first trip abroad and I couldn’t think of a better way to start exploring London … Continue reading I walked across and in London’s iconic Tower Bridge!

Painted Hall

The magnificent Painted Hall of Greenwich, London

March the weather in London is quite chilly and miserable so its the perfect time to explore the buildings found all over the city.  My friend Adel who actually lives in London now took me out to Greenwich for the morning. Greenwich is a district of South East London, England, and  is quite famous for being the spot where you can stand on the Greenwich Meridian (0° … Continue reading The magnificent Painted Hall of Greenwich, London

Camden Town

Why Camden is my Favourite place in London!!

The highlight of each London visit for me is definitely the colourful and eclectic Camden! Camden Town, often shortened to Camden is in northwest London, and the best place to spend a day shopping, people gazing or just chilling with friends and soaking up the atmosphere. Camden is very well known for its markets, some of which actually date from the 1970s or later.  The main market … Continue reading Why Camden is my Favourite place in London!!

Westminster Cathedral

London’s Westminster Cathedral turned out to be a hidden Gem

I lived in London for a couple of months years ago and got to explore more than just the usual main tourist spots of this bustling city. It took me quite a while to get used to the wet and cold weather of London so I ended up dressing in thick layers even at the start of autumn. Walking through London on one of these … Continue reading London’s Westminster Cathedral turned out to be a hidden Gem