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March 7, 2014

London (again) ii

This is the second of my London posts from our trip in December. See the first post here. A lot of these are phone pictures because my back just couldn't handle the weight of my camera any more.


Had a shop down Carnaby street one gloomy day (New Year's Eve, if I recall correctly).





Walked over Westminster Bridge and ate McNuggets while admiring the sun setting behind Big Ben.


So for New Year's Eve, we had a vague plan to follow the "Viewing Area" signs to get a spot for the fireworks. We showed up at about 8.30pm, thinking that we probably wouldn't have much luck (the best places for Sydney's fireworks are filled by noon). But there was literally no one there when we arrived, because, as we learned that night, there is a big difference between waiting hours during summer and waiting hours during winter. No good pictures of the fireworks, which were all right. It had started raining on us and I couldn't feel my feet from the cold, so I was sort of glad when they were over and we could fight our way home through the crowds (lucky we were staying in walking distance).


Tower Bridge on a rainy New Year's Day.


V&A on New Year's day. We also checked out the Science museum. We tried to get into the Natural History Museum but it was pouring and the line was ridiculous.


On our last day, we went to Notting Hill and Portobello Rd. I didn't get to visit the area last time, and it's sooo nice.





We walked past some other tourists who were asking people where the door in "the movie" was, haha. We didn't see it either.



We made our way down to the Tate Britain, because Wai Lam was on the hunt for Francis Bacon artworks.



We only saw part of the museum, but I quite liked it.


We then went shopping in Covent Garden and, after weeks of searching, found Wai Lam the perfect trench coat in Zara, before we headed off for our last dinner in London.

Just Edinburgh left, I think it's about time to wrap these posts up!

34 comments:

  1. Oh Notting Hill! It looks amazing. I hate the whole camera getting too heavy problem, and I'm going to be getting a camera that is more heavy than the one I have now -- a sore neck and arms is no fun. Looks like we need to do some arm workouts ; )

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  2. You covered a lot of ground by the looks of it. London is ace. I was standing just on the Covent Garden Seven Dials yesterday in fact, and have dinner down a side street off Carnaby street twice too. Great iphone snaps.

    Buckets & Spades

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  3. i just love the streets of london and their pretty buildings and shops. the colors too are so fun and inviting. so wish to go to london one day!

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  4. I went to Carnaby street over the weekend, ahhh such a cute photo you got there. You went to a lot of places in London that I still yet to visit! Once again, amazing photos :)

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  5. Gorgeous photos as always! All of your London posts are making me miss living in this city! It must have been fun to be here during the New Year!

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  6. Looks nice, I really like the bird in the first picture :]

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  7. Such beautiful photos Jane, it's odd to see such familiar sights on your blog for once! I adore your Portobello Road snaps - I need to make a note to visit there more. (:

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  8. Great photos, London was really cool but it left me sort of unimpressed because of the constant rain, and how much it reminded me of NYC haha. Portebello road looks so cute, I wish my mom and I enough to go there when we went =/

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  9. You make me miss London so much with these photos. Living there left some very fond memories for me.

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  10. So much love for your travel photos! You made my workday-from-hell a bit better! Now I just want to book myself a flight as well ;) Oh and have some mcnuggets, damn... I totally dig the architecture shots you took. I love looking at houses!!

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  11. Wow you were in London at the perfect time!! I would love to spend a new year there, sounds like fun! And the V&A is beautiful, defintiely good choice of museumxx

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  14. Stunning pictures! I kow how you feel about lugging cameras around!
    Natalie Lines Blog

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  15. MANNNNNN look at your photos. Big Ben is lit up all like "HELLOOOO I AM HERE". What a cool dude. Makes me miss London a lot, I used to live there for a bit!

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  16. I am really impressed with the quality of these pictures, knowing that they came from your phone. London is a really wonderful city. I have only visited twice - once when I was too young to appreciate it and once on an overnight stay while I was studying abroad - so I have never actually gotten to see all that London has to offer, but I really want to plan a trip to England in general very soon.

    rae of lovefromberlin

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  17. Gorgeous snapshots, even with a phone! The V&A museum is one of my favorite spots in London, and there's absolutely nothing like visiting Notting Hill and walking down Portobello Road. Such brightness and cheeriness! Thank you for bringing back the memories! :)

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  18. Stunning beautiful shots. This is gorgeous.

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  19. gorgeous photos. i absolutely love the colored town houses. so SO pretty! Thanks for sharing all of these... it makes me want to travel to London so much!

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  20. Gorgeous photos. I love London so much, i'm going in August but that seems so far away now :(

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  21. Live in London and these photos make it look so beautiful!l
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  22. I always carry my camera in a plastic bag, in case it rains! It doesn't look very glamourous or fashionable but at least the camera is not wet and I can wrap it in plastic and still take photos^^ Also, I would most likely get robbed if I carry my camera in the bag than in a plastic bag full of other stuff ahah.
    I've never been in London yet :( There are so many places to see - do you think 2 weeks over there would be enough? x

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    1. I think 2 weeks would be good enough to cover the main attractions! I've been twice for a week each time though and I haven't been able to see/do everything I want.

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  23. I always love your photographs! Especially your pics from traveling. And this makes me want to go to London again! Do you have any other travel plans for the year?
    Have a lovely weekend Jane!

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    1. Thinking about New Zealand for mid-year break!

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  24. Ahhh your photos make me feel so nostalgic! Great shots of London!

    Les Petites Choses

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  25. Thanks for sharing us your UK journey c:
    You take great pictures as usual! Xx

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  26. Gorgeous photos - you've captured the city really well! Hope you enjoyed your visit :)

    Euriental

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  27. You make me wanna go back there so much!

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  28. I really loved the Tate Modern when I visited two years ago! Looking at your photos definitely makes me want to visit the city again!

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  29. Ah London!! I so want to get there again. Hopefully one day I will. You look like you had a great time.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  30. ack, i love all these pictures, makes me want to fly there right now.

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  31. Oh you also went to Edinburgh Lucky Gal !
    I wish I could go too :)
    Xxx
    Lorna
    Http://lornasharp.blogspot.com

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