Three days in London

Sun 20 Oct, 2013

Right after my return from Madagascar, I visited London for three days. It has been a while since my last visit and forgot what a great city it is. Lovely restaurants, an excellent theater and art scene, an international crowd, great shopping, in other words a city break heaven. The summer was over and I was totally unprepared as Athens was still in the high 30s, so I had to do some shopping to stay warm in the evening.

I stayed in Mayfair and used mostly the tube for the daily commutes, although I did not pass the opportunity to flag down a London cab.

The London May Fair
Outside the May Fair Radisson hotel.
London cab
London cab on Stratton Street
London Cabs
London taxis on Stratton Street, Mayfair

On the last day a friend walked me form Mayfair to Tate modern. The sky was heavy with some rain now and then and I had the opportunity to shoot some moody pictures of this lovely city.

Southwalk Bridge
Southwalk Bridge on Thames, on a rainy autumn afternoon
St Paul
St Paul, viewed from the Thames riverwalk
Outside the Globe
Passing outside Shakespeare's Globe Theater
St. Paul
St. Paul's church from across the river
Pier on Thames
A pier on Thames, close to Blackfriars Bridge.
Blackfriars Bridge
Blackfriars Bridge on Thames, on a rainy autumn afternoon
Tate Modern
Visitors in Tate modern, London

I feel a bit of envy for the people that work and live here, unlike us who live in the outskirts of Europe.