Last week Kit and I took a week off work to catch up with friends, be guests at a wedding, drink lots of cups of tea with our families and round off the break with a trip to good old London.
Despite growing up near the big smoke and regularly going up for days out, I still visit it like I’m a tourist. You’ll find me on the open top buses, getting excited about being on the tube, drinking overpriced drinks in Covent Garden, visiting all the attractions, taking photos of pretty much everything and ending the day in the theatre.
Armed with croissants (one and a half each – one just doesn’t cut it!) my mum, Kit and I took the train to London to see the sights, take a stroll and watch a performance of Phantom of the Opera. It was incredible. Kit always laughs at how into musicals I get but I honestly think it’s when I’m at my happiest. Apparently it’s not normal to just break into song in real life though, so for now my own musical is on hold.
I forgot how much I love London, especially the fashion. The way Londoners structure outfits is the reason why British style is emulated around the world. I would have documented some but unlike in Leeds, I feel a little intimidated taking street style shots down there. It’s probably because those who catch my eye are just a little too cool for me to approach! It’s definitely something to work on for 2012. (Taking street style shots that is. Being ‘cool’ will never happen – the fact I even put it in little quote marks proves my point.)
My ramblings aside, here are some snaps of what we saw on our day trip. The city was still revelling in the celebrations of the Jubilee with bunting and union jack flags on every street…