A trip to London

A week or so ago, I had a day out in London.  It was a bit of an accidental trip, because I was booking tickets to go to the Who Do You Think You Are show in Olympia in February, and by mistake ordered tickets for 27th March instead!   Anyway, it was a great day so I’m glad I went twice. 

I arrived at Paddington and took the tube to Oxford Circus.  Then I walked to Berwick Street in Soho, to go to Cass Art to buy supplies.  And it was a good move, because lots of things were half price! 

I then walked to Clerkenwell to go to the Society of Genealogist’s library as they had an open day and it was free to visit rather than the £18 it would otherwise have cost.  

Here is Bloomsbury Square, where I was standing when I took the photo of the London Bus that I made a gocco print of:

Bloomsbury Square

On to Centrepoint:


Then, in stark contrast, there was this lovely old shop just up the road:

old shop in London

Some gorgeous facades if you look up:

interesting to look upwards

And these funny things on the lamp posts:

starburst lamposts

Past Lincoln’s Inn Fields, which was all locked up; I suppose because it was Saturday.

Lincoln's Inn Fields

Some tall blocks of flats; I liked the blue in the stairwell, though it isn’t so clear in this photo as in real life.


Nearly there:


A mixture of old and new…


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  1. I love that first picture. It looks so quaint and cozy, and rather makes me want to take a walk around that area. Good thing you brought the cam!

  2. Hi Liz!
    Love the photos of London! I hope I can get there some day, but would love to see more in the meantime!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Glad you didn’t get arrested for taking all those pictures in public places, Liz………. he-he. Well it’s a silly world we live in these days and thanks for sharing them, I enjoyed being back in London.
    .-= Mai-Britt Axelsen´s last blog ..Add Your Own Quilts to the Victoria & Albert Museum Quilts Website =-.

  4. I love seeing photos of London, one of my fave cities. It was a quiet day by the looks of the city. Unusual!
    .-= Maureen´s last blog ..A new idea for a bracelet =-.

  5. Yes, it was about 10am on a Saturday! It was much busier later in the afternoon when I emerged from the Society of Genealogists’ library.

  6. I know, I heard about that, Mai-Britt! I have a quick point and shoot camera so I don’t stand there too long! And being Saturday morning not too many people around…

  7. Thanks, Brett! I’ll keep posting pics then…. hope you make it here again soon..

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