Sunday, 20 September 2015

London - Lots of Photos!

We are still working away on the downstairs rooms, well Mark is, I'm mainly keeping the refreshments supplied.  We have both had this last week off work, and to be honest he has worked like a trooper!  We are finally approaching the point where the nice stuff will be happening, the fireplaces are in, the flooring is down in one room, by next weekend we might just be ready to paper.

We took a short break last weekend to London, the weather was kind to us and we had a great time, walked our little legs off, but it was fun.  I ticked another couple of places to see off my list, Carnaby Street and Liberty's of London.

Liberty have floor upon floor of wonderful things, most of it without a price tag!
I bought a couple Christmas decorations, lol

We visited Brick Lane again.  

If you have never been to Brick Lane, apart from the atmosphere and the vintage shops and stalls, you are also missing out on some of the most amazing street food!

I couldn't resist trying one of these fruit kebabs and they were delicious  :-)

When the halls get busy and the seating is full people just take it outside and sit wherever

There is a little alleyway that is full of Street Art, some of it is really good.

Caught in the act

We did a fair bit of walking, I just find all the buildings amazing, 
and you get such a different feel at night

The Shard
The firm I work for has installed the sprinkler system on this building and the majority of the various offices / suites within it.

The Walkie Talkie building

Admiralty Arch, which you can read more about the history of here

We also visited the Monument, (to the Great Fire of London) and climbed all 311 steps!!  You can read about it here

I had a certificate to prove my climb but unfortunately I managed to leave it in a pub.....gutted!
The view from the top was amazing, although I don't like heights so I stayed with my back firmly to the building, lol

The Gherkin 

I love this photo with all the cranes around

I can never get enough of London and we are planning to go again around Christmas time, can't wait.
I'll have to update my list of  'things to see in London' for then :-)



Vickie said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this post Maggie!

Julie said...

Lots of super photos you took Maggie. The food looks delicious. I know a stitcher who has had her work exhibited at Libertys...not me, but you know her too lol.

Angela said...

Loved your pics of London! I haven't been there in over 20 years.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Maggie,

Oh boy!!! A blog post about food!! My favourite!!! I loved the tour around some of the famous sights of London and the views from the Monument, which were amazing by the way. Love the nicknames for many of the buildings featured in your photos. The Gherkin? Lol!!! It's been 25 years since our last visit to England and I would so love to return for another visit ... or two ... or three ... Oh, and seeing the buildings lit up at night was so cool!!! That's when the modern buildings look their best. The picture featuring St Pauls and all those cranes reminds me of a joke told about Toronto .... "You have a really nice city .... if you ever get it done."


Maggee said...

Looks like a very nice respite from working on the house! Lots to see and do in London--you took so many great pictures! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A lovely post, Maggie with some great views of London. I never tire of visiting and when you are walking around you see so much more.

MysteryKnitter said...

Awesome photos!