London: In Pictures

Hello everyone! How are you today? So, as I mentioned in my last Showcase Sunday post ages ago, I’ve been MIA in the past few days. The reason why I had to take a tiny little break is that I went to London last week and didn’t get back home until yesterday afternoon. We had a wonderful, wonderful time and I wish I could have stayed a bit longer but I’ve missed you guys and my blog terribly! *hugs laptop* So anyway, since some of you told me you’d like to see some photos of our trip, I decided to do a post about it and show you guys some of the places we visited. We stayed for 3 nights only so it was a veeeeeeery short visit this time but hey, it still might be interesting for non-EU people. :)

On Saturday we went to the Apollo to see Greg Davies (he’s a stand up comedian) on tour, which was absolutely hilarious and the atmosphere was fantastic! Do buy the DVD if you can, we laughed our socks off. 😀  On Sunday we went for a walk near Buckingham Palace and St James’s Park which was lovely – the weather was sooooo nice for mid-November and (surprisingly) there weren’t too many people around.

Buckingham Palace St James's Park

We also stopped by Chinatown and Waterstones Piccadilly on our way. This one is actually a five storey bookshop (!!!) which I don’t have a photo of but it’s heavenly. Thank goodness I had quite a small suitcase with me, otherwise I’d have bought a lot more books than I actually ended up with. (I’ll talk about them in more detail in this weekend’s Showcase Sunday)

Oh yes. And we did a bit of shopping in Trocadero. Er……. yes.

Trocadero

In the evening we checked out the Oxford Street Christmas lights – it was pretty crowded as usual but the lights look great. The purple one was my favourite! 😀

Oxford Street Christmas lights Oxford Street Christmas lights

On Monday we went to King’s Cross and to check out Platform 9 ¾ á la Harry Potter. It’s funny because we’ve been to King’s Cross before and we both love Harry Potter but we never actually went to see Platform 9 ¾ before. Then we went for a walk in the St Paul’s Cathedral / Bank area.

Buckingham Palace St Paul's Cathedral

In the evening we were trying to find this Agatha Christie statue which has been unveiled the day before that but it started to rain and we had to give up after a while. Leicester Square was lovely with the Christmas lights on, though. Then we went to see the Southbank Christmas Market (with a cup of hot chocolate in our hands) which opened just a few days before we arrived. It wasn’t as busy as we thought it would be but I guess it’s because it’s only November and the weather was pretty bad by the time we got there.

Leicester Square Christmas lights London Eye

Big Ben at night Big Ben at night

Soooo, that was it. :) We had so much fun and it was really nice to be back in London, even for just a few days.

How’d your week go? What did I miss? Massive hugs to everyone and talk to you soon! x

Comments

  1. says

    I saw a few of the Christmas windows last time I was in London. They must ahve done them early and my coach got stuck in traffic so got to have a good look at them all! You even managed to colour co-ordinate with Big Ben!
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  2. says

    Ah, looks like you had some fun, Vicky. The pictures look great and I feel tempted to go to London too, only if I wasn’t so far away. :(
    Can’t wait to see all your impulsive buy’s. That’s not fair, Sunday is so far away. :(

    • says

      We did, it was great! :) And I was actually quite good at not buying too many books! (Surprisingly) I knew I wouldn’t be able to fit more than like… 5 books in my suitcase (on top of my clothes and everything else I bought) so I “only” got 5 books. 😀 But it’s still an enormous haul compared to the previous weeks.

  3. Sharon - Obsession with Books says

    Amazing photos, I love your night shots & the Christmas lights are beautiful! It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time :-) The UK is high on my travel wishlist.

  4. says

    I went to London a couple of years ago on a school trip and I fell in love with the city <3 The view from the London's Eye is amazing! I'm actually planning to do a trip this year, because London isn't that far for me :p I need to visit Waterstones Piccadilly!

    I'm happy to read that you had a great time 😀
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    • says

      It’s amazing, isn’t it? <3 :) I actually preferred the view from the top of St Paul’s Cathedral to London Eye. I LOVE St Paul’s. 😀

  5. says

    It’s interesting for EU people too, ya know! I always appreciate good London pictures. Karina went recently too and I spent ages perusing her piccies on Facebook. 😀

    Lovely images, hun. Particularly love the umbrella and your beauty, as always. (will never give this up.)
    Also jealous of Waterstones Piccadilly. I’ve been to London so many times but never there!! :<
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    • says

      She DID?! Ah, I must check out those pictures!! :)

      Waterstones was great! Although I was hungry and tired by the time we got there so I didn’t have much energy left for browsing and stuff, but it’s insane. I’ve never seen so many books in one place..

      There was a charity shop near our hostel that I wanted to check out too but it was still closed when we got there :( Boooo!

    • says

      Aww, thanks Alex! Believe me, you’re not the only one! :) I know lots of UK peeps who haven’t been there yet. It’s such a lovely place, though – very busy but funnily enough I love the fact that people are always in a hurry. 😀 #odd

    • says

      I know, right? That’s exactly what I was saying on Twitter last night. Can’t believe November is almost over – where’d this month (and this whole year) go?!

    • says

      I love Christmas markets too! There’s one here in my hometown which has just opened and I happen to live right next to the main square where the market is. I love the lingering smell of mulled wine and cinnamon – and all these gorgeous lights. How was Manchester? :)

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