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July 18, 2012

Get Lost in London

Mr Munro and I spent six years living in London. A country girl, I didn’t think I’d enjoy living in a big city, but I grew to love it and was sorry to leave. There’s so much to see and do, so much history, and when I needed open spaces a walk or run in one of London’s many parks such as Kensington Gardens or Hyde Park.

Here are a few of the sights around the city of London.

UK - London_Tower Bridge

This is the famous Tower Bridge on the river Thames.

UK - London, Regent Park

This is Regent’s Park, once hunting grounds for Henry VIII. It is now the home of the London zoo.

UK - London, Kew Gardens

This is one of the many glasshouses at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. The gardens are huge and take all day to wander around. They are home to a wide variety of plants from all corners of the world, some of which are very rare.

UK - London_Big Ben

The famous Big Ben. The name refers to the bell within the clock tower and hearing Ben chime is quite special. I gawked every time I walked past.

 

UK - London_Horseguard

A horse guard. The horses are so quiet. They stand calmly while tourists act quite stupidly, jumping around with their cameras and shrieking.

If you could go to London tomorrow what landmark would you want to visit first?

16 Comments

  1. Heather

    I would LOVE to visit London some day, but would have a hard time deciding what to see first. Tower Bridge, Big Ben and the Gardens would definitely be on the itinerary, though.

    • Shelley Munro

      Be prepared to do lots of walking, Heather. comfortable shoes are a must!

  2. S. J. Maylee

    hubs and I spent 2-days in London back in 2004 and loved it. Hope to get back some day. Fingers crossed.

    • Shelley Munro

      It will be fun seeing London show her colors during the Olympic games. I’d love to revist soon too. It’s been a while.

  3. Brinda

    I would definitely have to see Big Ben and so many other sites.

    • Shelley Munro

      London has some awesome museums. There’s the V & A, the Natural History Museum and the National Portrait Museum are my favorites. I used to love wandering around the museums on a day off.

  4. Savannah Chase

    I’ve always wanted to go there. I love your pictures.

    • Shelley Munro

      I’m glad you enjoyed the photos, Savannah.

  5. Carol Kilgore

    London is on my list, but I’m not close enough to even think about everything I want to see, much less in what order. Loved your photos!

    • Shelley Munro

      There’s certainly a lot to do in London. Anyone is spoiled for choice.

  6. Mary Kirkland

    It would be Big Ben for sure.

    • Shelley Munro

      I hear they’re changing the name of Big Ben. It was on the news the other day. Kind of stupid really.

  7. Ciara Knight

    I’ve been to London a few times and loved it. It must be even better to have an opportunity to engross yourself in the culture.

    • Shelley Munro

      It’s a vibrant city, isn’t it. Hubby and I were very at home there.

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