My Fair London – Beautiful Doors

Friday 27 May 2011

It’s Friday which means it’s time for another instalment of My Fair London! Ever since I first came to England I have been charmed by these beautiful brightly coloured doors tucked away behind neat-as-a-pin garden gates! Entrances like these are still quite a novelty to me as I grew up in South Africa where entrances tend to be further off the street and usually behind very high protected fences. I got a few puzzled looks from residents whilst snapping these so I had to semi-hide behind cars to get them (this probably attracted more attention but hey, I got there in the end).  Am I alone in my serial door stalking or are there others who frantically snap pictures of interesting doors??

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All images via My Wishful Thinking


  1. All those blue doors are just heaven. I would love to have a brightly coloured door but unfortunately I just don't think it would suit our house - plus I dont know how the landlords would take it :-P

  2. That's such a great collection of doors/pictures. I've been known to hide from people trying to take pics of their houses or gardens - a little bit embarrassing at times, but quite fun ;-) Have a great weekend xo

  3. Oh I love this post, I am headin away to Westport in Ireland this weekend where the houses are painted an array of colours (perhaps some photgraphing for inspiration.) Have a fab weekend xx

  4. Too funny, i'm also obsessed with taking pictures of doors, i just love the colours, and the older the door the better :o)

  5. I love these pictures, they are fantastic!

  6. The one covered in vines is AMAZING! I love that idea! So beautiful! This is a great post! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great long weekend!

  7. I love the Aberfeldy one. So whimsical! These pictures are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  8. I love entryways and doors...the red and yellow ones next to each other are gorgeous...oh and I want that lion head knocker!

  9. We've lived in our house for almost five years and have had three door colors-- red, yellow, and the current charcoal. Such a fun and inexpensive way to perk up an exterior.

    I'm trying to get brave enough to go with a glass door...

  10. You took some really great pictures! Love the variety of colors, patterns, and heights. Perhaps I should start doing that (not here though in the land of apartments!)

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  11. These doors are fabulous! I have this thing with ornate French doors and when I visited the Middle East, I was utterly fascinated by the intricate colorful doors over there. I'm going to have to pay more attention to the London ones!

  12. This is so much fun to see! Beautiful doors, some very adorable, very english;) Love it! I had to laugh when I saw the knocking hand on the grey door:)

  13. Beautiful doors. Talk about a good first impression! Great finds.


  14. These are incredible. There are so many inspiring curb appeal ideas to steal from these images!

  15. I love doors so I loved seeing these! I know what you mean about getting the strange looks - I do the same and people always look at me like I'm crazy. :) If you want to some of mine from our travels in Europe lately, you can look at this post:
    I hope you like them! :)

  16. This gives me a bit of nostalgia - I used to live in Britain and this takes me back! Notice an interesting thing about these doors - NONE of them are double-glazed. Of course, they are old and double-glazing has only really taken hold in the last 30 years in Britain. For some reason, British homes are just MEANT to be cold, people still don't really have a problem with that in the UK! I wrote a little article about that actually: here, just for fun. Of course, the new PVC double-glazed doors can't match these for looks...

  17. Wow!I fell in love with the design and decor. Though I need to look for an agent for the best deal and best double glazing cost,it will be great for my home.


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