Good morning guys and girls, how are we all? I am so sorry I haven’t been updating you all as much as I should have been lately. With work and the busy Christmas period over with I can now get back to blogging. God I’ve missed it. Hope you are all well and are looking forward to hearing about my weekend trip in London.
After a long week at work I had a lovely relaxing 4 days off. However, on those 4 days off which fell on the weekend on Saturday 22nd December at 5.30am me and Lydia packed up the car with our backpacks, DSLR cameras and laptops filled up the car with petrol and started our journey to London, Wembley Park. It was a very cold morning and I needed a McDonald’s breakfast to feed my hunger for the drive haha. Was so delicious. Before setting off the moon looked so beautiful so I tried to capture a good shot before it got lighter as the journey went on.
Once filling up petrol at Sainsbury’s we then hit the motorway and it was a very relaxing drive only taking us approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes we arrived around 7.35am. We paid for parking for the whole day at Wembley park, Empire way it was very stressful as the machine wasn’t working for us properly but in the end we figured it out. More though, as the morning proceeded to go on we purchased our underground all day tube ticket which was £12.50 unlimited travel all day therefore we made sure we’d make good use out of this for the whole day.
As you can tell from the photo above the underground was so empty in the morning around 9.30am but it was so relaxing to just be able to watch the views out the window prior to our next destination which was oxford street. As the morning went on more people appeared and the mad christmas shopping rush had started. Below is a photo of Oxford street, London in which was such a beautiful display in both decorations and lights. The most stunning thing I adore about the streets of London is not only their tall buildings but the architecture too.
As we was walking along Oxford street we came across a photographer gallery museum in which sounded so interesting as both me and Lydia are deep into our photography and we thought it would be an awesome idea to go check it out. Even better it wasn’t open for another 15 minutes so next door was a Costa Coffee of course our favourite 😍 we purchased a large hot chocolate a toastie and a Caramel shortcake slice it was like heaven in my mouth tasting the caramel and feeling it melt. The staff were so much more friendlier here in London than what they are back in our home town, wellingborough Northamptonshire. After finishing this we walked back next door to the photographer gallery museum which was free entry before 12pm it had 4 floors which were very interesting.
The next stop for us was Convent garden well what can I say the views were beautiful and we even stopped to watch a man called Dan who had travelled all the way from Poland to perform his magic at this special Christmas time. There were marker stalls, Christmas trees you name it was so much going on it was wonderful to see.
Convent garden is within the West End of London. Based here is it both London’s main theatre and entertainment areas. Tourists fill it’s elegant home stores, crafts within the Apple Market and the Royal Opera House. Street entertainers also perform by 17th century St. Paul’s Church and the London transport museum houses vintage vehicles. Did you know, Convent Garden is the only district within London to have a license for people who want to do street performances and entertainment.
Theatre in convent garden
There a wide number of shows in which you can see in Convent Gardens theatres. From West End musicals to both classic and comedies. Although, staged entertainment is also available within the area. Some of the most famous shows and theatres what are happening around now inxlude;
1. Lion King – Lyceum theatre.
2. Woman In Black – Fortune theatre.
3. Matilda musical – Cambridge theatre
Having looked around Convent garden our next exciting destination was the National portrait gallery in which it was free admission and it had some fantastic art work which was created by a range of famous artists. Founded in 1856, The National portrait gallery London, is to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of both the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and to also promote the appreciation and understanding of portaiture in all media.
Inside was wonderful lots of art work and stunning architecture I would recommend you check this out if you’re travel in and around London it is well worth it alongside free admission.
We then headed onto Westminster Abbey and saw Big Ben being constructed also the favourite view was the London eye close up shots of it looked stunning alongside the walkway there was a beautiful singer named Rupert Caney who was promoting his albums and cds. Also we was walking for miles and avoided using the underground so we could wanderlust some more. It was great I didn’t want to come back home for the rest of the weekend. What is you’re favourite parts about London?