Sunday, 3 June 2012

Snapshots from London¹

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On the hottest week of the year so far, I spent a few days in London and then went on to Edinburgh. As is often the case when hot, I didn't have the patience to take as many photographs as I would have liked but still managed to clock up a few hundred. Here are a few from the first leg of my trip...

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My home for a few days, Bayswater, where my boyfriend is currently residing midweek in a serviced apartment.

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I made the local Starbucks my breakfast destination each day - busy but wonderfully air-conditioned.

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No trip is complete without a visit to Liberty.

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And the amazing Powder Room in Fenwick, Bond Street - I wanted to steal this gorgeous pink couch.

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Hot days call for lots of ice-cream stops. This was a mini strawberry sorbet.

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I always seem to end up popping to Beyond Retro to stock up on their tote bags.

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No escaping the Jubilee Celebrations. As well as having a picnic in St James Park one day, we also had a walk around to Buckingham Palace to see the setting up for the concert which takes place tomorrow evening.

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We unintentionally ended up walking past The Royal Academy of Arts one evening, when unknown to us the Queen was playing host to film, fashion and music's finest. Quite a surreal experience leisurely strolling along the street, with Vivienne Westwood to one side. I joined the rest of the paparazzi and took a couple of snaps too (a little too shy to ask for my picture to be taken with her, as some others were doing).

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And finally, the wonderful new section of Kings Cross Station. I'm so pleased the station has been updated to compliment perfectly one of my favourite train stations, St Pancras.

15 comments:

  1. What a treat to see Vivianne :)) and I presume London is amazingly busy now!

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  2. OMG VIV!!!! Doesn't she look fab, talk about being in the right place at the right time xx

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  3. Fantastic pictures. Fancy bumping in to Vivianne Westwood!

    X x

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  4. Oh my gosh, meeting Vivienne Westwood would be so amazing!! Your photos are so lovely, they make London look so romantic, haha. xx

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  5. not trip is complete without a nip in liberty's then that walk down the road to beyond retro. i'm going to london next monday, looking forward to going down to the ben sherman shop on carnaby street, they have the best window display. nice shot of viv, good timing

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  6. Such great photos! It makes me excited for my jaunt in London in one month :)

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  7. So jealous of you meeting Vivienne Westwood and taking such lovely photos. Your life looks amazing. Great blog and lovely shots!

    Sarah x

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  8. I really wish I had your eye for photography, London looks lovely!

    Maria xxx

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  9. oh wow, that's exciting to just run into vivienne westwood! hope you had a lovely little trip. :)

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  10. Oh my giddy aunt! You saw Vivienne Westwood, she almost is the Queen!! SO exciting!!!
    I love Liberty so much, it is so magical.

    Have a great weekend. BB xx

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  11. Sounds like such a lovely time! How fun to spot Vivienne! London is full of surprises <3

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