Discover More, London in London, UK
Umbrellas, snow shoes, bursts of sunlight, surprise heat waves, beautiful parks, and amazing little pieces of history scattered across the city.
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Can you sum up the people of London?
A lot of really talented people here, and luckily everyone I’ve met so far have been so nice.
What was your experience like shooting photos for this project?
Exciting! I visited Fenton House in Hampstead first, caught the train down to Borough Market, walked along the Thames to The London Eye and then made my way back to the George Inn for drinks before heading home. There were so many more places I wanted to visit for this project, it was hard narrowing it down.
Any hidden gems we should know about?
Aside from the popular sites like The London Eye and Borough Market, I found Fenton House, which was beautiful and full of so much history. There were apple trees, lawn chairs, and a large garden surrounded by rose bushes and lavender. I spent a good portion of time lying under the trees. I also chose to visit The George Inn for drinks. Shakespeare and Charles Dickens were visitors to the historic inn!
Tell us about the photos you shot for this project?
I shot the photos with the intention of portraying a story of my day from beginning to end. Planning my journey, visiting the sites, and photographing all the beautiful things about London that stood out to me along the way.
Describe a perfect day in London?
Coffee at Ginger and White, catching the train into the city and walking along Regent’s Canal. A small lunch at one of the cafés along the water, drinks in the park with my husband, and an ice cream (with flake) from the ice cream truck.
What do you love about London?
How much there is to do and see! I’ve been here for almost a year, and feel as though it would take years to see even 1/2 of all the things I’d like to.
What do you dislike?
What would be surprising about this place to an outsider?
I can’t really speak for anyone else, but for me, I was shocked by how culturally diverse the food is in London. You can get anything from good Korean BBQ to an American style burger.
If London was a person or character who would they be?
Peter Pan. It’s been around for so long and holds so much history, yet is thriving and alive after all these years. It never gets old for me, there’s always so much going on.