Thursday, 28 January 2016

And here are the photos... (#2 - sightseeing in London)

And, especially for my oversees readers and friends, here are photos from the following day. We took a rather long, winding walk back to the train station, just so we could take pictures and go to toy shops!
Hamley's - Hubby's suggestion!

Lots of Harry Potter merchandise in Hamley's


Regent Street

Liberty's

The only bit of Selfridges I could photograph without buses in the way!

221b Baker Street, honest. If you look carefully at the glass
above the door, it says so.

The H.G. Wells plaque

I had a quick look for the Doctor, but he must
have been busy

Had a chat with Paddington instead
On our way home



For photos of the evening, see my #1 post



46 comments:

  1. That's great seeing the streets of London and noting you visited various literary spots on the way home - good to see Paddington ... wonderful photos and once again so many congratulations .. cheers Hilary

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    1. The literary spots were completely by chance, to be honest :-)

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  2. Interesting selection of venues! I was wandering around London with my camera yesterday. I must get round to sorting them out today.

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    1. It was basically a very roundabout route from the hotel to Paddington, taking photos whenever I remembered (which wasn't often!)

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  3. nothing better than playing tourist :)

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    1. It was a lovely way to spend the day, but it was nice to get on the train eventually. I was exhausted!

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  4. Fun! You could spend months in London and not see everything.

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    1. Absolutely! We were curtailed a little, by having to carry our luggage - we could have seen a lot more without it.

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  5. I want to visit! I love history and beauty- London is the perfect fit.

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    1. I love the architecture. I was wandering around looking at the buildings and not where I was going. London sounds perfect for you :-)

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  6. Thanks for the quick tour after your night of excitement. Very fun!

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  7. Oh Annalisa. My feet ached when I saw these pictures. The amount of times my husband and I have wondered round this vast city - trying to cram everything in... Glad you had a great time.

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    1. My feet ached too. It was a relief to get on the train :-)

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  8. Annalisa, thanks for sharing these exciting photos. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed London...all aspects of your trip.

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    1. It was a whirlwind trip, but great fun :-)

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  9. What fun! Thanks for taking us along with you! :) I always stop and see if the Doctor is around when I come to a blue phone booth.

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    1. But, obviously, he's off chasing aliens. He never hangs around, does he? :-)

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  10. Looks like such a fun trip! 221b Baker Street is on my bucket list. ^_^

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  11. What awesome pics! I love the HP stuff and I'm such a fan of Tudor architecture. I want a Tudor house -- waaaaa!!

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    1. The HP stuff was Hubby's spot, there were some fantastic collectables for Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit too.

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  12. Hi Annalisa,

    After your eventful previous day, it's wonderful to see a bit of my human's home town. His younger brother used to work at Liberty's.

    Paddington Bear, oh yeah!

    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

    Penny xx

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    1. Unfortunately, I forgot to take many photos - we walked a lot, wasting time before we went to the train station. Paddington was a sweetie :-)

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  13. It looks like you had a great time.

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    1. Fun, but very tiring. I'm still recovering!

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  14. Lovely pictures! I adore the ones with you. You have a great smile. I hope that one day I can see London too.

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    1. Thanks Murees, although that final one has very wonky eyes! Really wish I'd noticed that before I posted lol

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  15. Wow... love the photos. So jealous as I'd love to go for a holiday there:)

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    1. It's a fantastic, frantic place. I've only ever been a couple of times, myself. I should make more of an effort.

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  16. Ah Paddington Bear! I remember him!

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    1. He was very sweet, and offered me a sandwich :-)

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  17. Love these pictures! The Regent Street one is so fun to look at.

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    1. The photo really doesn't do it justice. It's one of the most impressive streets I have ever seen. In fact, I walk around London much more interested in the architecture than the shops housed inside them.

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  18. Looks like you made the most of your trip. I think I congratulated you before but congrats again!

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    1. Thanks Nick - actually, we made the most of our walk back to Paddington. It was a very long walk :-)

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  19. I don't think I would have taken "no" for an answer when it comes to The Doctor. =) What a fun adventure!

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    1. You mean, I should have waited longer? I could have stowed away :-)

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    2. Heck yeah! Or snuck through a window. ;)

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  20. Looks like you guys had a lovely time! Especially jealous of that wonderful Tardis and all of the Harry Potter stuff.

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    1. The Harry Potter stuff was awesome. They had Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings stuff too, but I wasn't so interested in that!

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  21. Wonderful photos and I know I've said it before, but what an amazing achievement. I probably should know this but where can we read/ buy the story?

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    1. The story will be available in my new collection due out in June, but if you google 'Costa Short Story Award', it'll take you to the page where all six shortlisted stories can be found. Thanks for asking :-)

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  22. Oh what fun! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Love the Harry Potter merchandise and the Liberty's building. That architecture is amazing!

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  24. Love the Harry Potter merchandise and the Liberty's building. That architecture is amazing!

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