Corners of London Part I
This is a photographic journal of the sightseeing around the corners of London. Many of these places and iconic buildings are well known, some others less frequently visited. But we enjoyed our trip a lot and hope you enjoyed these snapshots too!
Baker Street and Baker Street Station
221B Baker Street is known to the world as the address of the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. If only we could meet the real person! But we all know well he is a fictional character. Today, the address is occupied by a Museum dedicated to the detective. There is a police officer guarding the entrance, he is the one collecting the museum tickets. I can’t help but smile when the police officer looks into the camera and say Cheese! Inside the museum shop we found a cute detective styled bear sitting comfortably on a couch.
Sitting on the eastern borders of the West End, Covent Garden is a famous shopping site. It is situated at the heart of London and within a stone’s throw from the classic hotels along the River Thames, the busy Charing Cross Station, and the theater district near Picadilly Circus.
Here’s a picture taken outside the Savoy. I had dreamed to go there ever since I watched the Notting Hill (which is a great romantic story :).
We managed to book a table for early bird pre-theater dinner at the Savoy, and treated ourselves nicely with steak and grilled chicken. We dared not take too many pictures as it may seem awkward in such a classy hotel. But the food and service were impeccable. The interior design and the furniture were reminiscent of the old glory of the British Empire.
More pictures of the Covent Garden area. On the right side, you can see the path leading to the Royal Opera House.
The West End
I never knew what exactly the West End refers to, it seems to describe the fashionable areas west of Charing Cross. One morning after breakfast at the comfy Dean Street Townhouse, we took a relaxing stroll around the Leicester Square.
Our schedule in London was so packed, we never managed to squeeze some time inside the Harrod’s. So we took a picture of its domed, historical building. On the right side, across the other half of London, shows the building 30 St Mary Axe, informally known as the Gherkin due to its curious shape.
And as we turned our heads, we couldn’t resist pointing our camera towards the site of action. A parade was going on!
I didn’t know what event it was, but people dressed formally were riding bicycles around the city. To end this short post, please enjoy a few pictures of this hilarious sight.
The full gallery can be found below:
Part II to be continued…