29th September 2009 5 Comments

Despite living in Hertfordshire most of my life I still consider myself a Londoner born and bred. I moved from North London when I was fourteen, I moved back briefly to Bloomsbury for University, then I moved away again. I have worked in the City, in the West End, and South Kensington I’ve travelled the length and breadth of the tube. I’ve been to numerous pubs, clubs, restaurants, parties, weddings, barmitzvahs all over the place. In essence I still feel a Londoner. When I step off the train at Kings Cross, I take a breath of polluted air and I feel at home. I don’t suppose my children will feel the same, although they do get dragged around the British Museum and London Zoo quite a lot.

Anyhow, today for various reasons I had to stroll across London from Kings Cross to London Zoo via Oxford Street. I took a few pictures which I thought I would share for those of you who don’t know London and those that do!

I would annotate them, but frankly, its impossible in blogger. In summary, square where once stood a church in Tottenham Court Road, statues outside St Pancras Church (spooky), Fig tree by the phone boxes near Gordon Street, UCL Campus development, The crocodile outside Lacoste near Wigmore Street, The Institute of Archaeology, Oxford Street, Christopher Place and some gorillas at the zoo.

Claire Walsh

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  • Aussie Mum 30th September 2009 at 4:35 am

    Sounds like a great way to spend a day – hopefully I too will get to drag my little ones around London one day. Not till they're quite a bit bigger though!

  • Muddling Along Mummy 30th September 2009 at 7:40 am

    I&#39;m with you – a decade living in London and I think of myself as a Londoner not the NotLondoner I am now<br><br>I just love the hidden gems that you notice when you walk – strolling around the City there are so many that I must remember to take a camera one time

  • Mark 30th September 2009 at 11:17 am

    I&#39;m not a great fan of London but I think that is because I associate it with long train journeys and bring meetings. In fact, you&#39;re right, there are some great parts to it.<br><br>I especially like British Museum which is full of &#39;proper&#39; exhibits and not just electronic gimmiks. And isn&#39;t the glass dome over the quadrangle just brilliant?

  • Emily O 30th September 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I lived in London for 8 years and I&#39;m about an hour by train from it now. I don&#39;t go back very often now but I did love living there. I was a student there too at UCL so some of those pictures are very familiar! When the children are older we&#39;ll do some regular trips there.

  • Sandy Calico 1st October 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Now I&#39;m living Up North, I miss having easy access to London. Great photos.<br>I&#39;ve tagged you with the Gift of Life:<br>

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