For Anglophiles around the world, images of London and England make fantastic collectables. Whether photos of landmarks or decorative art prints, there’s no shortage of iconic imagery to collect and enjoy.
There’s something extraordinary about London. It’s an iconic city with a long history, a rich tapestry of stories, and a vibrant modern cultural scene. Millions of people visit every year, and for most visitors, the English capital leaves a positive impression they never entirely forget.
With approximately 30 million international visitors every year, London is a world capital of culture, food and entertainment. The British capital is a brand in itself, and images of London appear in art, design and even fashion, the world over. Photographic prints of London scenes can also make excellent decorative features in hotel interiors, in the very city itself!
Since you’re ‘down with the kids’ you don’t need me to tell you that YOLO stands for ‘You Only Live Once’! This millennial-popular saying perfectly sums up the selfie culture of ticking off your bucket list, camera in one hand, tube map in the other! So, here’s five essential attractions every tourist should tick off during a visit to the capital.
The ‘The Foodie’ is part of a three-part London travel guide that is based on three different tourist personalities. The other two parts are ‘The Spender’! and YOLO (you only live once)!
London’s bustling food scene is to be celebrated in every corner in the capital. Whether you want to scour farmer’s markets for local produce, or seek out the most divine afternoon tea in town, London has it all!
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 the thought of paninis overflowing with cheese, donuts oozing vanilla cream and fresh delicious oysters appeal to you, then add ‘Borough Market’ to your list of places to visit.
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…
It’s true what they say. Londoners like to talk about the weather, a LOT. Having lived here for five years, I think I finally understand why…
There’s a north-south divide in London. This friendly sibling rivalry will separate locals in a way that only politics can! For the record, I’m firmly in camp North since it’s where I live and work. Yet, there’s a part of me that could ‘turn’ and it’s all thanks to the South Bank.
With al fresco dining, food markets to forage and a slower pace of life, this glorious stretch of riverside feels positively European.