Nothing is sure in London than expense, rainy and gloomy summer days, fish and chips, red telephone booths, the tube, double decker buses and eccentrics. The couples scene is also as diverse and as PDA plastered as it gets! London was a great place to disappear – for me. I got to people-watch a lot. The city has a coldness to it that is very hard to explain. It’s seemed everyone was busy rushing somewhere; ‘pretentiously’ busy’. Most people seem reserved enough not to be rude but you can still see it on their faces, as though genuine social interaction is a form of neediness – but maybe its just me used to too much warmth and friendliness back home. All in all, it was an interesting culture to be immersed in. Has any one experienced something similar while in London?
I missed out on vintage shopping, brunching and afternoon tea, a stroll around Canary Wharf, Buckingham palace, Kensington gardens, the Little Venice and a day trip to Stonehenge but well, there is always a next time right? 🙂
Few tips if you have never been but plan to:
- Even in summer, carry an umbrella.
- Don’t under-estimate the transport system! Install the “City mapper” app to help you easily plan your trips otherwise you will get yourself on the wrong train
- Don’t under-estimate the hard water! Carry some coconut oil for your skin. The hard water can damage your skin and leave it too dry
- Don’t under-estimate how expensive it can get!