Snapshots from London

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:

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View of the London Bridge from the armor room in the Tower of London

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Bridge over the River Thames seen from our river cruise to Greenwich

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Patriotic billboard on Piccadilly

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Looking out of the Tower of London

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Tower of London silhouette

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William and Kate in wedding attire – created from LEGOs at Hamleys toy store

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A corner of the interior of The Wolseley restaurant

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Knightsbridge townhouses

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Fun display at Liberty London

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Changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace

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Harvey Nichols department store – women’s floor

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Doorway on Downing Street

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Another shot of The Wolseley’s graphic black-and-cream interior

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The Prime Minister’s guard

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Top floor food gallery at Harvey Nichols

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God save the Queen

Next week I’ll share more design inspirations from my time in Venice!

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by design and the subtle impact of our surroundings. Some of my earliest influences still resonate – I think of the dark woods and textured lodens of my father’s shooting club, the smell of fresh paint on a new canvas, and the bold symmetry of the Philip Johnson Glass house just down the street. For me, it was a natural path to become an Interior Designer. I love what I do. I’ve created this Journal to share my thoughts, finds and design inspirations. I hope you enjoy it!

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