There’s a great quote from Samuel Jackson that goes; “When man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” While it is true that London can be all things to all people, there are three definite areas that appeal to tourists. So, which are you?
If thoughts of Great Britain conjure up romantic images of cosy cottages with roaring fires, country walks with Hunter ‘wellies’, and pub lunches with friendly locals, then a visit to The Lake District won’t be wasted on you!
“Discover, Explore, Inspire” is the strapline used by the local tourist board, which perfectly sums up a visit to this much treasured destination in England’s North West.
It’s amazing how contrasting England can be – a six-hour drive from London will take you to one of the country’s natural beauty spots, Cornwall, England. Its beautiful coastline, plethora of beaches and summer weather makes it one of the best beach holiday destinations in the UK.
If you’re looking for the heartbeat of London, then Piccadilly Circus is in many ways its epicentre. Today, Piccadilly is a place where different worlds collide, where tourists mingle with workers and the well-heeled tip toe around hen nights. Yet, all are welcome.
It’s one part of London where you won’t look out of place with a map! Covent Garden is positively brimming with tourists intermingling with Londoners.But, it’s best enjoyed when ‘done like a Londoner’ and so, to sample it the authentic way, I’ve picked out some of my top recommendations for you…
A woman playing reggae songs on her ukulele, tourists buying artisan bread, a market trader selling bags as vibrant as the colour of her dreadlocks, and a Dad giving his son a piggyback through the streets. These are just some of the characters you’ll find when you take a trip to Portobello Road market.
London is often described as a melting pot of people, and there’s no greater place where these worlds collide than Portobello Road market.
Every time I step out to shoot some street photography, I am always approached by other photographers who are also out shooting. Irrespective of whether we are in London, New York or Paris, the conversations always start off the same way. They would make a remark about my Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS USM telephoto lense, the way it is hanging loosely next to my hip and the speed with which I raise the camera to my face and take candid shots. Evidently they would have been observing me for a while.