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. :D  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.


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! :D

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

53 Responses to “London: In Pictures”

  1. Ellie 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. Pragya 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. :(

    • Vicky 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. :D But it’s still an enormous haul compared to the previous weeks.

  3. Ahh this looks so fun, and it sounds like you had a great time. I love the photos :) I’m also really excited now since Faye (A Daydreamer’s Thoughts) is taking me around London on Saturday to most of these spots!!
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  4. I do love London, especially at this time of year it’s a shame I don’t visit more seems as I live so close! Looks like you had a fab time and I adore your coat! :)
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  5. Laura Ashlee says:

    Looks like you had fun. Great pictures. And you’re so adorable!
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  6. 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.

  7. Celine says:

    Yay, you went to my favourite book store of all time! Oh, I love love love the Waterstones at Piccadilly. I always spend way too much time (and money) there.

    Ha, I should visit Platform 3/4 as well next time that I’m in London!

    So glad you had a great time (: <3
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  8. Glad you had such a lovely time in London, Vicky! Thanks for sharing the pics. When I go to London my train home leaves from near the 9 3/4 platform at Kings Cross, it’s nice to think of all the people from all over the world who have their photo taken there!
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  9. So glad you had a lovely time, Vicky! Waterstones Piccadilly is pretty amazing, isn’t it? ;)
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  10. 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 :D
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  11. Melissa says:

    What wonderful pictures!! So glad you had a great time! I hope to get to London someday!
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  12. I can’t wait to visit London too. It seems like you had an awesome time. I hope I’ll manage to get there too and visit some of the places you did. :)
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  13. London looks so pretty! I hope to get to go there myself one day :) Glad you had such a good time.
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  14. 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. :D

    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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    • Vicky 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!

  15. Alex :) says:

    Wow missy looks like you had an amazing time! I hope you had fun! I am ashamed to day that even though I am british I have never been to London! I really need to go sometime!
    Might go when I go to uni next year! :)
    Looking forward to your showcase! :) xxx <3
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    • Vicky 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. :D #odd

  16. Oh wow, what a beautiful trip; it looked like you had a marvelous time, too. The lights look very gorgeous!
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  17. Wow, it looks like you had a fabulous time! And your coat matches Big Ben, that is some co-ordination ;-)
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  18. Great pictures Vicky! Looks like a wonderful time. The lights are gorgeous.
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  19. Henrietta says:

    Thank you for sharing the pictures!! It’s awesome that the weather was sooo nice. Can’t believe it’s almost December. Time certainly flies :)
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    • Vicky 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?!

  20. Felicia says:

    So lucky! I’ve been dying to go to London! Looks like you had a great time. Nice pics :)
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  21. SaraEchelon5 says:

    I have never been to London but I’m sure I’ll visit it, sooner or later! ^^
    Thank you for sharing the photos, they’re amazing!

    P.S I love your coat! *w*
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  22. Oh that’s awesome. Glad you had fun. Loved the pictures :)
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  23. Theta Sigma @ Resolution Corner says:

    I visited London at a similar time of year and I really enjoyed the magic that London has to differ at Christmas.

    I love the Christmas markets as well. The food, the smells and the mulled wine. I’m hoping to visit the one in Manchester next week.

    Glad you had such a great time. :)
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    • Vicky 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? :)

  24. Cayce says:

    I love London, too! But I never visited it at winter. Ahhh, Christmas lights…want to go now^^

    Glad you had a great time & thanks for the lovely photos! :)
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  25. Rachel says:

    Oh Vicky, this looks like a lovely trip! I’m going to London in March, so seeing these pictures makes me really excited. Glad you had a wonderful time. :)
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  26. Mama J says:

    Lovely photos. Looks like you had a fab time.
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  27. Petra says:

    Beautiful pictures! :) And it’s funny, because I’m in London now. :)
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