My Fair London – The Suburbs Part Deux

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Tourism is good… tourism is good… this is the mantra that I keep playing in my head as the Olympics and Diamond Jubilee fast approach. It’s not easy being a Londoner during this chaos (my train company sent me an email helpfully suggesting that I might want to walk to work during the next coming months as most trains, tubes and busses will be cancelled or delayed… well you can bet that I have a few choice words to say to them)! So it goes without saying that I have been avoiding the woes of public transport on the weekends and seeking solace on foot. Here’s a couple more snaps from the other side of my neighbourhood.

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All images via Wishful Thinking

13 comments

  1. haha - that's my mantra in nyc, too! i can only imagine what the olympics would bring - good luck with it all!

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  2. Sounds like a good plan! What gorgeous house facades you have to admire :)

    Abbey x

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  3. I'm getting used to these lovely posts of London. I love London, but I I wouldn't like to be a tourist during the Olympics. :)
    Ada

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  4. very pretty round your 'hood :) Fingers crossed the olympic / jubillee rush will all pass as peacefully and easily as possible!

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  5. Ooh love all of the different colors and styles! So pretty.

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  6. What a gorgeous area you live in. I will certainly be making London a part of my travel wish list. But not during the Olympics. :)

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  7. Oh London is on my must see list for sure! And then we will have to go to Manchester so all my husband's soccer dreams can come true. Do you have a favorite team? Well, it's on the bucket list!

    I can't believe that is your neighborhood! It's so gorgeous!

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  8. As a huge London fan I have been thinking of how the locals would deal with the influx of tourists you will get over the next few months...you have my sympathy. That said, if I had time and money, I might be there myself. I live near a beach city and we locals know not to head that direction too often during summer months.
    Your area is beautiful...such great houses.
    Karen

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  9. I'd love to see the inside of those homes! The outside just has soo much character! Simply beautiful!

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  10. These are soooo quaint ...... although, I'm not sure if that is the right word cause some of them are quite grand, regardless, I love 'em.

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  11. Oh I love London! Definitely another trip there one day on the to do list. I would actually love to take the boys. The history is amazing.

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  12. Thanks for sharing your London! I wish I had spent more time there. I studied at University of East Anglia for few months and ended up spending more of my free time on the continent. I remember only a day or two spent in London! How foolish I was!!!
    --TS

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