This week I’m taking a break from writing about Italy (though I’ll return to it in my next post!) to focus on the week my family and I spent in London. I’ve always loved the UK capital and lived there while studying abroad my junior year in college. This trip, I finally did all of the touristy things I never seemed to have the time to do back when I was a student.
As with my recent stay in Berlin, I found plenty of architectural and design inspirations while exploring London’s sites and hit a few of my favorite shops and restaurants in addition. Between the city’s subdued, classical buildings and bright, playful pop culture references, there’s always something interesting to look at!
Here are some fun shots from my touring:
View of the London Bridge from the armor room in the Tower of London
Bridge over the River Thames seen from our river cruise to Greenwich
Patriotic billboard on Piccadilly
Looking out of the Tower of London
Tower of London silhouette
William and Kate in wedding attire – created from LEGOs at Hamleys toy store
A corner of the interior of The Wolseley restaurant
Fun display at Liberty London
Changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace
Harvey Nichols department store – women’s floor
Doorway on Downing Street
Another shot of The Wolseley’s graphic black-and-cream interior
The Prime Minister’s guard
Top floor food gallery at Harvey Nichols
God save the Queen
Next week I’ll share more design inspirations from my time in Venice!