Battersea Power Station, Wandsworth (c) Battersea Power Station
It’s Open House London this weekend so head out and explore some of the capital’s amazing architecture.
Be inspired by Modernist homes and Victorian buildings. Take a look around Battersea Power Station one last time before it is developed into fancy pants apartments or head underground to Churchill’s original bunker in Neasden.
There are so many places I want to visit so I’m going to have to narrow them down to a select few. I fancy the Lloyd’s of London building, the Bank of England and Bells and Belfries at St Botolph Aldgate. I love the City of London, especially on a Sunday when it is eerily quiet, so I’ll be walking the back streets to get to each destination.
There is a secret garden down a cobbled side street in front of a desolate church in London. It is a place of sanctuary amongst all the noise and bustle of the capital and I feel like I step back in time whenever I park myself down on a bench. It’s my secret place but if you want to visit enough then do a little research and you can enjoy it too!
When it is time to leave I pass this sign (your clue). It always makes me smile.
Sorry for the hiatus – I’ve been travelling to the exotic, exciting, cultural, incredible and beautiful city of Istanbul! Can you tell that I loved it?!
We were there for a week but still needed much more time to explore the historic city. There will be a post to come with pictures and I’m also thinking of putting together a travel guide blog post to Istanbul based on our time there.
There is so much to see and do in Istanbul; from the historic palaces, Ottoman influences and stunning mosques to the modern museums, independent shops and incredible restaurants, diversity and adventure is guaranteed.
I’ll be back on the blogging bandwagon in the next couple of days, but don’t forget to name your dream London location to win £200 to spend in London in the meantime. You can also check out a guest post from Hilary Osborne about her London life, guiding you through what Tottenham Borders can offer.
At the beginning of the year I took a last-minute trip to Barcelona with a close friend. Barcelona had never been at the top of my travel list but now it’s captured my heart! It was fantastic, full of colour and imagination, and I will definitely go back again some point soon. The people are friendly, the architecture it beautiful, the city brings a smile to your face and the food tastes better than in any other country I have visited.
We were only there for a few days but crammed as much in as we could. We ticked plenty of tourist attractions off the list (including Sagrada Família, Park Güell and the Picasso Museum) between copious amounts of tapas and red wine. It’s such a beautiful and friendly city.
Postman’s Park is an emotional place in London. At the weekend it offers a quiet place to reflect, and the Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice is a touching reminder of the acts ordinary people have committed in order to save the life of a stranger.
Think this sounds familiar? It’s famous for appearing in the noughties film Closer.