Photo Diary 05.10.18 – 08.10.18
For someone who hates big cities, it’s pretty out of character the extent to which I adore London. The city for me is familiar, having spent a lot of my childhood visiting family in the UK and also due to frequent catchups during my gap in 2015. What I love most about it is that I get a different experience every time I visit and this time was no exception.
Our adventures in the rain on Saturday only made me sure that London was made for grey weather. From Liechtenstein and DuChamp at the Tate Modern to being serenaded by an opera singer over cream tea in Covent Garden, London doesn’t do things by halves.
This trip was made better by the fact that our Airbnb was to the East of the city: putting us close to Brick Lane and down the road from the Gherkin. The variety of food and cultures was almost overwhelming after nine months of being stuck in small francophone towns, and we made sure to make the most of it.
This trip was a series of good decisions: Dishoom Shoreditch for the best meal I’ve had this year for dinner on Saturday, £5 standing tickets at the Globe Theatre and my new transport of choice in London: Santander cycles bike hire for just £2 that made seeing the city so much easier.
Thank you Lyn and Chloe for making this trip amazing, and thank you to London for 24 hour bagels, Sunday markets, cycle paths and photogenic buildings. You have my heart.
For more on this week, check out my weekly post which is also up!