Friday, 13 November 2009

London bound




I'm off to London today! I am so excited. I'm going to visit my friend Emma, who is currently living there. She also says she has a surprise planned for me on Saturday, as a belated birthday present. I am so excited to find out what it is!

All of these photos are from the wonderful flickr Lomo group. London to me always reminds me of the colour red - probably because of the buses, underground signs and red telephone boxes. I don't think I could ever live in London (I'll always be a northerner at heart!), but I am rather fond of it.

Do you all have any plans for the weekend? Do you like London or love the north?

(P.S. I'll be back on Monday with another 'starred' post for you all and, of course, an update from The Big Smoke!)

30 comments:

  1. I'm a Londoner so whereas I'm dutiful to love it, growing up and living there for 22 years sure has its drags and wears. Because of this, though, I could never not live near a big(gish) city; I couldn't imagine not being near the heart of things and even now, on the verge of countryside, it's comforting to know that a train to London is only 45 minutes and there's a nightbus from London that stops just up the road!

    I do love the north though, and whereas my exploration of the north is rather limited, what I have seen and where I know (Manchester and Middlesbrough), I think I know pretty well. I love all the cliffs in Teesside! I want to see some more northern places more like York - which I always go through on coaches to/from Boro, and it always looks so quaint and dear. Especially in the winter! I want to go to a proper northern tea room like Betty's!

    Hope you enjoy your trip 'dahn sahf' and that it's not too soggy!

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  2. Safe travels and have fun!! :)


    I adore London but haven't been there in years - I'm in the States.

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  3. oo fun! I love london. this weekend I am celebrating three friends birthdays in a triple party, celebrating thanksgiving early with another a group of a friends, and writing a paper

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  4. I'm an actual Northerner, despite my change in accent gradually to SOuthern-ponce - blame 5 years in Oxford!! But I'm now living in London and if I'm honest, I love it. I love how everything is easy to get to (much more so than me living in little village in the North) and how when I read magazines and they tell me about events going on or shops that are new, generally, it'll be in London. So I can go!!

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  5. I do love london it is an awesome city and really want to go to the museums and galleries again :)

    I am definately a northener at heart I could never see myself living down south, I'd miss it too much and be too far away :)

    Have an awesome time =)

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  6. have fun in London! I've been to London, but was far too young at the time to remember much about it :(
    Wish I could go again one day!

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  7. I'm from a little town, so I'll always find London 'big and scary'.

    I go there if I have to (gigs, events etc) but try to avoid it. Too many people for my liking!

    The most 'up north' I've ever been is Manchester, but I'm a total sucker for Northern accents and how nice (most) Northern people are!x

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  8. i just love london, i'm so jealous of you! ;)
    i like the atmosphere in london and it's so different from where i live (rural germany)

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  9. I'm so jealous! london is my favourite city! Have fun! :)

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  10. Have a great time!
    I'm hoping to move to London next year actually, but I'm kind of worried no one will understand my terrible yorkshire accent :/ I'll always be a northerner at heart!

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  11. I'm a Londoner all the way. I was born and raised here and I absolutely love the city.
    I haven't really ventured up north, but I would love to eventually.

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  12. Have a good trip!

    I'm a Northerner all the way :) I find London too dirty and the people are usually miserable. As that old advert said "London needs biscuits!" lol
    xxxx

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  13. Have fun. I've always wanted to go to London.

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  14. That's so cool! I'd love to go to London. It's interesting how cities can be associated with colors--London being red, and New York being yellow (all those taxis, after all).

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  15. the colors in this shot are entrancing. someday someday i'll go to london.
    -indigo

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  16. Ah you lucky thing! Hope you have an amazing time x Sushi

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  17. Have a fun time! Looking foward to seeing photos from your adventures.

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  18. My God, Your blog is a miracle of beauty & sensuality! Can I borrow some photos to my blog?

    A Swedish footprint by Agneta

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  19. I've lived in London for three years and feel like a proper 'londoner' now. I never want to leave! (well, apart from when I retire to the US!)

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  20. Oh, I hope you had an amazing time! I can never get enough of London... I love it.

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  21. have a grand time my love! we could have hung out and had a chat over a cup of tea and a biscuit

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  22. I lived in London years ago, but I loved it so much I've been back to visit several times. I only went North a couple of times so I can't really compare the two. I really am a city girl at heart...now I live in Washington, DC...but I will always have a soft spot for London because that's where I met my boyfriend :)

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  23. Hey, I just came across your blog!

    I love London but being a northern girl, I gotta say Manchester does it more! Although I'm smack in the middle now living in Derbyshire.

    Have fun!

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  24. oeh I must go to london some time, but when?! that's always the reason :( I'm jealous!! x

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  25. Hope you have/had a lovely trip! I'm so jealous. Love London, but have sadly only been there once for a two week trip with my university. Been dying to get back to explore more...someday soon!
    XXX Kate

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  26. I'm a northerner and have similar feelings about London. Love to visit, could never live there. Although I have (rather large) ambitions to move to NYC at some point in my life!

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  27. London's a great city, can't wait to cross the pond again:)

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