During my recent London trip to attend BritMums Live, I was fortunate enough to have time to enjoy what I love most in big cities: To walk around for miles, soaking up the vibes and the atmosphere. Sexy Hubby would probably tell you that I am ready to do anything to avoid public transport. Not entirely untrue, but it is more than that. How can you really experience a city by sitting in the tube or in buses, just dashing from one place to the next?

The first evening, my friend and I had dinner in a restaurant in Covent Garden, sitting outside but grateful for the heaters that had been turned on. The second evening we went to the OXO Tower for cocktails and nibbles. On both nights we wandered around quite a bit before and after, admiring the views across the Thames, bumping into a slowly performing ballerina… or a cheese shop with the most mouth-watering display! There was even a trip down memory lane for me, realising that The Lion King was still being played at the Lyceum Theatre. The show was a birthday present for First Daughter many, many years ago…

What is your preferred way of visiting a city?
London By Night - Ballerina London By Night - ThamesLondon By Night - Lyceum Theatre -The Lion KingLondon By Night - London EyeLondon By Night - Cheese ShopLondon By Night - OXO Tower - London EyeLondon By Night - Outdoor Bar by the ThamesLondon By Night - St. Paul's Cathedral

28 thoughts on “London By Night”

  1. Fantastic pics. Has been years since I have been to the Oxo Tower! I miss London so much, to think I used to take it for granted each and every day… :/ xx

    1. Thank you, Emma. πŸ™‚
      I do try to get to London once a year or I miss it too much too, even though I never lived there! Going back to the Oxo Tower was fab, really enjoyed it. xx

  2. I love your photography! This post reminds me of when we were living in London, footloose and fancy free (i.e. without the kids) and we would walk whenever we could. There is nothing better than London at night, when the air is warm, (some) of the tourists have gone to bed so it’s quieter, and the city is laminating. I didn’t get to do that this time at Britmums, my time in London was short, so thanks for the memories #whatsthestory

    1. Thank you so much Tracey, and happy my post brought back lovely memories. πŸ™‚
      I never lived in London but always enjoy my visits very much. xx

  3. Now reading this I realise I missed you at Brit Mums. I love the look of your time out, how wonderful to savour summer in the city like this

    1. They were both lovely walks. πŸ™‚
      I saw you in the distance but was talking to someone and you were too! Then did not see you again. Next year! πŸ˜‰ xx

  4. You will not be able to stop and look and take photos if you will ride a bus. In HongKong when I visited I just walked non stop. So many interesting shops there so walking in a must. I havent been to London and I wish I can go cuz there are just so many nice places to see like these places that you shared =) #WhatsTheStory

    1. Exactly. πŸ™‚
      I went to HongKong many,many years ago and did a lot of walking too. And took many, many photos, of course! πŸ˜‰
      Hope you will make it to London! xx

  5. London is certainly iconic but pretty it is not!! Great photos picking out ‘London’ without resorting to the old ‘classics’ that are photographed time and time over. werll done.

    1. Thank you, KV. πŸ™‚
      I always try to go for the “details” that will best describe the atmosphere of a place..

    1. It certainly was fabulous! I must be lucky, I have been to London countless time but can only remember one shower! xx

    1. Thank you, Sarah, I thought the black and white added another dimension to these two particular photos. πŸ™‚ xx

  6. On foot is great, but when it’s hot and the bus is air-conditioned, even better πŸ™‚ My favourite photo is the B&W of St Paul’s Cathedral at night x.

  7. Gorgeous pics sweetie. I agree; the best way to see a city is to walk. We once wore a pair of shoes out each walking around the streets of Rome lol! xxx

    1. Thank you, Rachel!
      LOL, that happened to me once in Spain, my sandals were totally ruined, they never made it back home. πŸ˜‰ xx

  8. What a wonderful post Katia, so glad you got to enjoy London while you were over. Always better to explore on foot, you see so much more. I used to walk past The Lion King every day when I worked in Covent Garden on my way to/from Waterloo. Must have been a great atmosphere round there. Awesome photos too. Thanks for sharing with #whatsthestory

    1. Thank you, Charly. I was happy to have an extra couple of days to walk around. I would love to go past The Lion King every day! πŸ™‚ xx

    1. I know, what a shame! I saw you but we were both talking to someone, then you were gone and I did not see you again. πŸ™ xx

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