Travel: 7 Days in London

If this is the first of my travel blogs from my recent trip to England that you’re reading, you’ve picked the right one!

Back in September 2014 I took a three week holiday in England (and a couple of days in Paris) for the first time. London was obviously going to be the highlight, so I started the trip with seven days in London to explore, take photos, and see as much as humanly possible. I got sick as soon as I got there (probably from the 24 hours of travel) but I didn’t let it stop me – instead I just collapsed into bed at 8pm every night.

There were so many highlights from my three week trip, but London was definitely the number one. There was Camden Market to buy some cool/alternative clothes, Primrose Hill to see Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s home, the British Museum (probably my favourite place, their Egyptian collection was fantastic). There was Kensington Palace with it’s slightly creepy Princess Diana memorial from the recent her Russian fan club, South Bank with all it’s art installations and things to do, and Somerset House which was showing a great Nick Cave exhibition. The Tate Modern Museum was full of inspiration (another favourite), there was Portobello Market with all the food that I wanted to eat, the Tower Of London with the beautiful ceramic poppy installation, plus the view from The Shard at night.
Plus no photographer can visit London without taking some long exposures of the London Eye.

Here’s 100 of my favourite shots from London, or perhaps the most interesting ones. There’s plenty more where these came from, which you can see on my Flickr.

All photos shot with my Nikon D800 and Nikon 35mm f1.8 lens or 14-24mm f2.8. If you make it to the end of this post, there’s links to the other blogs from this trip and a list of my top five things to see in London.

Camden

Camden

Camden

Camden

Camden

Camden

Camden

Camden

Camden

Camden

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill

Feng Shang Princess

Feng Shang Princess

British Museum

British Museum

British Museum

British Museum

British Museum

British Museum

British Museum

British Museum

British Museum

British Museum

British Museum

British Museum

St Paul's Catholic Church, Covent Garden

St Paul’s Catholic Church, Covent Garden

Laduree, Covent Garden

Laduree, Covent Garden

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

London

London

London

London

London

London

London

London

London

London

Tunnel to V&A Museum

Tunnel to V&A Museum

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

London Eye

London Eye

London Spiegeltent

London Spiegeltent

South Bank

South Bank

London Spiegeltent

London Spiegeltent

South Bank

South Bank

South Bank

South Bank

South Bank

South Bank

South Bank

South Bank

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

South Bank

South Bank

London Spiegeltent

London Spiegeltent

London Spiegeltent

London Spiegeltent

Waterloo Station

Waterloo Station

London

London

London

London

London

London

Somerset House

Somerset House

Somerset House

Somerset House

London

London

London

London

Outside the Tate Modern Museum

Outside the Tate Modern Museum

Tate Modern Museum

Tate Modern Museum

Tate Modern Museum

Tate Modern Museum

Tate Modern Museum

Tate Modern Museum

Tate Modern Museum

Tate Modern Museum

Tate Modern Museum

Tate Modern Museum

London

London

Sea Life Aquarium

Sea Life Aquarium

Sea Life Aquarium

Sea Life Aquarium

South Bank

South Bank

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

Portobello Market

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral

Tower Of London

Tower Of London

Tower Of London

Tower Of London

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

View from The Shard

View from The Shard

View from The Shard

View from The Shard

View from The Shard

View from The Shard

London Eye

London Eye

London

London

London

London

London

London

London

London

East London

East London

Spitalfields

Spitalfields

Spitalfields

Spitalfields

Spitalfields

Spitalfields

London Zoo

London Zoo

London Zoo

London Zoo

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill

London

London

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

London

London

London

London

St James' Park

St James’ Park

St James' Park

St James’ Park

Chinatown

Chinatown

Chinatown

Chinatown

Chinatown

Chinatown

Chinatown

Chinatown

London

London

Liam Finn @ The Lexington

Liam Finn @ The Lexington

Victoria Station

Victoria Station

St Pancras Station

St Pancras Station

King's Cross Station

King’s Cross Station

King's Cross Station

King’s Cross Station

King's Cross Station

King’s Cross Station

Accommodation: I stayed at the Bloomsbury Palace Hotel for the full seven days, it was a great location.
Top 5 highlights: British Museum, Tate Modern Museum, Portobello Market, The Shard, hanging around South Bank.
Other travel blogs from this trip: Cornwall, Bristol and Bath, BrightonThe Cotswolds, Paris.

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