For four magical evenings in January, London was treated to a most wonderful light show. The Lumiere Festival of Lights featured a series of weird and wonderful artistic light installations that magically popped up throughout some of the Capital’s most famous areas; Piccadilly, Regent Street, St James, Westminster, Trafalgar Square, Mayfair and King’s Cross. I took a stroll around the West End to see what all the fuss was about! In scenes reminiscent of London’s Olympics in 2012; huge happy crowds were gathered together in an atmosphere of excitement – gazing in awe at the magical light creations. Wandering...Read More
If ever in the East End of London and want to take in some great atmosphere walking the streets outdoors then I highly recommend a stroll along Brick Lane, Tower Hamlets. A fantastic mix of culture, food, creativity, vibrancy and more. The Brick Lane and Shoreditch areas have fast become my favourite parts of London to explore lately. So many pictures taken, so much seen and learnt already and more visits to come for sure.. Will start with a leisurely walk along Brick Lane.. This part of London has seen so many changes throughout the centuries. It is of course a lane...Read More
I was down in London recently and had the absolute pleasure of spending a couple of nights courtesy of Andaz Liverpool Street.. In the five star boutique hotel that proved to be a perfect location also for access to some of my favourite parts of the capital. A short walk one way you can be in the heart of Shoreditch, wandering the delights of Brick Lane, savouring a unique market or discovering some classic street art. Or just a short walk south you can be at the banks of the Thames, by the Tower of London, with Tower Bridge one...Read More
I was due to be in London on a Saturday in October, I knew that the opportunities to see the Tower Poppies were running out. I checked to see if a friend of mine was free and if he would like to join me. Fortunately for me, he was free and keen to see the wonderful scene too. We decided to combine it with a visit to The Tower of London. I booked it all online and hoped that I wouldn’t be delayed. The journey into London was a tad arduous due to some weekend tube line closures, but...Read More
London can be a bit much sometimes. It’s busy and fun and full of stuff to do, but the constant rushing and the view-blocking sky-scrapers and packed tubes take their toll. Sometimes, I’d do anything for a bit of green, a bit of quiet. And that’s what Kew Gardens offers… and then some. Rather than a bit of green, Kew offers acres, stuffed full of nooks and crannies to retreat to, laden with rare and exotic plants and watched over by beautiful stately buildings. The Palm House is a warm, steamy, glass oasis of towering palms and beautifully dilapidated...Read More
I arrived in Vauxhall earlier than expected. Usually it is a very busy part of South London, but today it was uncharacteristically quiet. It was a ‘Bank Holiday Monday’ and most people were probably still enjoying their beds. But in the world of freelance filming, bank holidays don’t really exist – so here I was, early for work in a new part of town. I had noticed on the map that there was a small park nearby and I decided to pay it a quick visit. London has many large and famous parks, such as Hyde Park or Green...Read More
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