Recently I went to London for a meeting and got to explore Holborn and Southbank. I’ve never been to Holborn but it was actually really lovely. There is a mix of buildings, old to new, posh to tatty, tall to small and I love it. Later on in the evening I met up with some friends and we went for dinner on Southbank and it dawned on me how much I love London. It is one of my favourite cities and every time I go I always find somewhere new to explore. As it’s been a while since my last post, I thought I’d write about my 5 favourite things about London.
- The Tube – despite the delays and the fact that I don’t like trains, I actually really like the Tube. I always feel really important when walking around London and swiping my newly bought Oyster card.
- The Views – the views of London, never cease to amaze me. Walking along Southbank with my friends, with views of Big Ben and Westminster was just fantastic. The view is stunning and always takes my breath away. It always strikes me how big London actually is and how vast the city is.
- The Bridges – Walking over the Golden Jubilee Bridge is one my favourite parts of going to London. Most times we go there we end up at Waterloo and walk over the bridge to get into the city. The view from the bridge is brilliant, with views of Westminster and the London Eye on one side and Waterloo Bridge and St. Paul’s on the other. In the dark, it all lights up and is just a sight to be seen.
- The History – Every time I go to London, you see all these Tudor and Victorian buildings and it astounds me that in the place of these large skyscrapers, was once ridden with the Plague, engulfed by flames in the Great Fire and even bombed in the War. History has always interested me and the history of London is very prominent, particularly when walking down side streets and cobbled walkways.
- The atmosphere- The atmosphere of London is by far my favourite part of the city. It is busy and stressful, while also calm and welcoming. The people can be rude and unkind but many are friendly and warm. It is a city of opposites, never just one thing or the other, but both at the same time. There are incredibly poor areas and then incredibly wealthy areas. It can be very posh but very not at the same time. The history and culture of the city is evident everywhere and it is so culturally diverse and colourful, I love exploring the place.
I hope you enjoyed this post, sorry it took so long for me to post it! It has been a hectic couple of days, but I assure you that I will be back sooner rather than later with a new blog post all about books! So, keep your eyes peeled and I’ll let you know on my Facebook Page and Instagram when it is up! Comment below your favourite things about London!