It’s amazing isn’t it how much time we spend thinking about, planning and travelling abroad for holidays and trips. It’s all about where we can get the cheapest flight to or the most exotic beach destination. Last weekend, however, I discovered something so beautiful and the best thing about it was just how close to home it is. I’ve lived in Chiswick, London for over six months now (many more to come hopefully) and much to my flatmate’s dismay, I’m ashamed to say that until this weekend I had not yet made it down to the river at all. The River Thames is right on my doorstep and snakes through the whole city, and I’ve admired it many times – from afar, from the top of the London Eye, from rooftop bars and buildings, from riverside pubs in Richmond, but I’ve never followed its banks to the district I now call home. Well, on Sunday it was a beautiful day: cold, crisp and bright. One of those days where the wind is so bitingly cold …
This post is part of my Photography series, showcasing my own snaps of everything from scenery, nature and wildlife to cityscapes, monuments and people – all from my personal travels around the world.
Whether you are a Londoner born and bred or visiting the Big Smoke for a long weekend, London has so much to offer a tourist, traveller and commuter alike! Time goes by so quickly that it’s all too easy to let the days, weeks and months fly by before realising that summer has been and gone and all those things you had on your list to do this summer are still right there on your list, unticked.
I’ve never been very patriotic about England – I’ve always thought I was born in the wrong country, always craving the sun and my next trip away…But there is a certain beauty about my own country that I think I’ve always somehow missed.
This post is part of my Quick Guides: City Series, designed as a mini introduction to the destination in question: activities, accommodation, how long to spend there, transport, local food – and whatever else comes to mind!