City of London5:13 PM
Blue skies, puffy clouds oh and you guessed it, hoards of people roaming around the City of London as British people love the sun. I totally understand why though. Living all year round with grey skies 98% of the time s'gotta be harsh. I picked the wrong day to visit the Tower of London as there were hundreds and hundreds of people milling around, but I didn't let that get to me (even though I was quite grumpy at the time, um, I blame PMS). The sun popping out equals to great lookin' pictures, and I was not disappointed at all by the result! Woop! *fist pump*
I'm feeling rather chirpy at the moment, so sorry in advance if I seem a little daft because of the amount of exclamation marks that may appear on your screen by the end of the post!!!!! (example #1).
Never a dull moment to see the Tower Bridge, overlooking the Shard. I planned to go up to the top floor of the Shard to get a bird's eye view of London, but sadly that didn't happen. *sobs* maybe next time?!
An avid fan of history myself, I was sad that I didn't get to go in to the Tower of London for the second time as the crowd was too insane! Nonetheless, I got to see the Tower itself again and I was a happy chap to see the old ruins of a thousand year old history unravel right before my eyes. There's just something magical about it!
Oh and despite the blue skies and scorching hot sun, it was bloody cold that day! Hence why I'm wearing a jacket. The wind was beyond crazy and it got to a point where I took it off and then put it on again because it was hot one minute, and then cold the next. You bipolar weather, you.
|The Shard peeking through!|
Strolled through Whitechapel to see some of the sites of the Jack the Ripper murders, but sadly, it just wasn't as informative as it would if I joined a bloody walking tour! Nonetheless, got to see the Shard and a cool looking church, so all was fine. My legs were about to fall off by the end of the walk! Ha.
Passed by the Royal Courts of Justice. Bridget Jones, where the hell are you?! Does it a ring a bell to you guys? Well it sure did to me, because um, I may have imagined Mr. Darcy (the barrister) popping along as I sat in traffic, staring at the beautiful architecture of the place. I have quite an imaginative mind, I dare say.
|Fortnum & Mason (TEA HEAVEN)|
|Hatchards, est 1797. It is the oldest bookshop in the United Kingdom! Mind blown.|
By the time we made it back to Piccadilly, I kid you not, my legs were about to fall off because I walked so much whilst I was at the City. Despite feeling knackered and quite faint, I found myself shopping at Cath Kidston and hoarding quite a lot of stuff as you can see from the giant bag that I had to carry around (lol).
If I could, I would rewind this day over and over again because well, I miss London so much. Plus, the shopping didn't hurt either!
I really hoped you liked today's post! Thank you so much for sticking by me if you're new to my blog or have been following it for the past nine months since I started blogging. You guys mean so much to me and I'm thankful for every one of you.
I gotta ask though... Do you prefer a grey London or sunny London?
Much love, Ashley xx