London in 5 photos

London in 5 photos


Strangely enough, I found a futuristic side to London. The roofline at Kings Cross Station was stunning. After taking my daughter to Platform 93/4, we sat upstairs on a terrace beneath this roof, and watched the world go by - which was largely watching queueing. the English are impressive at queueing.

London in 5 photos

Then there's the traditional. Coming out of Paddington Station I was greeted by St. Mary's Paddington. It is a huge hospital complex, with Gothic spires reaching to the sky. The main street is filled with cafes and take-aways, yet just around the corner hide those delightful mews so typical of London.

London in 5 photos


The Italian Gardens in Kensington Gardens were delightful (especially as Italy was my next stop). Fountains, ponds, statues, marble from Carrara, flowers everywhere.


London in 5 photos


St. Dunstan-in-the-East proved an oasis. Not far from Monument Station, this ruined church dates back to the Saxons. Burnt, rebuilt, collapsing rebuilt, bombed; finally it was turned into a public garden in the midst of office buildings. A place of birdsong and peace.

London in 5 photos


Then, after a day's sightseeing, I wandered through Hyde Park. A delightful mix of formal gardens and wilderness, dogs chasing birds as nannies pushed prams and couples had picnics. I only explored a fraction of this huge park - there is always next time.

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