A Walk Through London
London is so much fun just to walk around in, and I wanted to include at least a post or two that has some street life photos. We took the underground a lot (the subway, also known as ‘the tube’), but we walked a great deal. The streets are very narrow, and mostly cobblestone, which I love! You can feel the history throughout London, the buildings are so old and beautiful. The red telephone boxes are mostly out of operation, but are still so fun to see as an American.
We were staying in the very happening area of Soho, tons of shops, tons of restaurants, bars, people. Our hotel was NOT top of the line, but the location was worth it.
We were just a short walk from Trafalgar Square, and I loved it there. The fountains just make you feel like spring is hiding somewhere around the corner, no matter how cold it is. The National Gallery was in Trafalgar Square, another ancient, stunning building, just like all the rest.
I much preferred Trafalgar Square over Picadilly Circus. I had heard of both places in London before, but I really did not see what the fuss over Picadilly is. It’s hard to be wowed having grown up with Times Square!
We basically covered the entire city on foot. Getting used to the traffic was strange. Everyone kept telling me horror stories about looking the wrong way and I just could not really understand what they were talking about. With traffic going the opposite direction than America, it IS really strange to get used to looking opposite ways for oncoming traffic. Crossing the street becomes no simple task!
On our ‘relaxing’ last day we walked from one Zone to the next, and traversed the whole of Hyde Park– no small feat after walking there from SoHo. But we loved it!
We loved London, and I can’t wait to show you the rest!