Couple days agoI have visited London once again. It’s a long journey for me, but worth it every time! Decided to do some nice pictures and photoshoot with friend and to do that, I didn’t want to be surrounded with crowds. Therefore crazy idea came to my mind – why not to meet in the early morning! For some 7 am might be normal time that you are awake or already at work. I get it. My excuse is that I need 2 hours to get into Central London, plus I am not exactly very comfortable in Early Bird skin. (Maybe I should, I am cabin crew in the end of the day, I should be productive ANY day, at ANY time of the day. Easy to say.
7 am by the London Bridge
Not exactly sure what I was expecting, but certainly not a lot of people rushing to work with Starbucks or Prets Coffee. Again – I should have predicted it!
If you can’t fight it – join it. Mocha with coconut milk did do its job just fine. Enough to wake me up, and help me forget about lack of social distancing that I was having for 50 minutes crammed in between people in the London Underground. Enough of moaning though!
Exciting day ahead! Suddenly I felt like a tourist again, walking around London and seeing beautiful places, it’s something that I missed incredibly. By the way, if you haven’t seen yet my other post on what to see in London when having just 24 hours here it is – CLICK.
Walk by the River Thames
When I am looking at those photographs, I am very proud of the second one! I really like it. Improving my photography was one of the reasons I was that day in London, and I practiced practiced practiced! Instead of shooting everything in Automatic Mode, I challenged myself to try and do Manual even if it seemed hard at that point.
Saint Dunstan in the East – Secret Place?
Before Tik Tok era I haven’t even realised there is a place like that, hidden in the middle of the Central London! It’s not exactly listed as one of the top places to visit and go to when in London, but if you are looking for something out of ordinary…a secret place, or secret garden… That’s the place to go! Just have a look. Those are the ruins of the Church:
St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and The Shard
Speaking of being a tourist… Saw those landmarks multiple times, and did pictures of it by phone (every single time). There they are but done with my Canon Camera:
Is Big Ben still under construction?
Yes, as of May 2021 it still is. Apparently even up to 2022. You can see a litte bit of scaffolding on the right side of the picture below!
At this point we can’t forget about another well known by everybody landmark – London Eye. It’s not open, and there is no queue to it – so that’s a very strange view to see!
Right next to the Thames, on the opposite side of the bridge from London Eye, there is a new thing. New Memorial Wall, dedicated to the people who lost their lives to virus in 2020 and 2021. It’s very moving.
Whilst I was having a day out in London, I couldn’t NOT visit our Queen. Not only her house, but gardens and park look absolutely stunning this spring. I mean just have a look, those tulips are beautiful!
Do you know that all unmarked swans belong to Queen? She is their owner, if the birds are roaming in open waters!
Picadilly Circus and walk around the Chinatown
That was quick day out, as it started raining quite heavily around 12pm! So I’m super glad we started at 7 in the morning! If you are in Chinatown, make sure to visit Bubblewrap waffles, they are fantastic! Not sponsored, just huge fan!!! I promise you, you won’t regret it!
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