Spotlight: St Pauls Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral designed by Christopher Wren in 1673 has become an iconic landmark of London throughout the last 400 years.

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St Paul’s Cathedral in the summer

It stands just north of the River Thames split between the City of London and Fleet Street and is situated on Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City. Visitors can tour the Cathedral floor, crypt and the dome itself.

It is a beautiful building in all weathers and every time I have worked near St Paul’s it just screams to be pictured. I wanted to show a few of my favourite pictures within this post that I have taken over the last year.

 

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Emerging from beneath
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The back of St Paul’s
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Looking over to Ludgate Hill from the Tate Modern on the South Bank

When in London you have to go and see this beautiful Cathedral, why not walk over the Millennium Bridge from the Tate Modern to get a wonderful view.

SD

Camden & Horse Tunnel Market

A Saturday exploring Camden Market is something every Londoner must do, a right of passage to say you have seen all two hundred stalls that sell exactly the same Union Jack socks. I’ve been to Camden and Camden Market before but never quite delved into the deep depths it holds, especially that of the Horse Tunnel Market.

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Camden Market

I must say I was impressed however be warned it is jammed packed with tourists, young gothic teens, preppy middle aged couples and everyone in between. However the scale of the markets are extraordinary and seem never ending, building after building and turn after turn. Within the market there is everything and anything from customising your converse at Custom Converse (obvz) to the charming General Eyeware where you can buy vintage glasses or design your own pair. So just get lost and enjoy the wonders you will behold.

For me the main attraction however is Camden Market’s food offerings. Located by the cannel lies a hub of smells, colours and temptations. I would suggest walking around all of it if you can resist! The offerings come from all over the world including Indian, Malaysian, American, Vietnamese and Italian. In the end the final choice was Masala Fries and a beautiful selection of homemade Punjabi currys from Sonita’s Kitchen.

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Masala Fries mmmmm
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Sonita’s Currys w/ Roti and Masala Fries

I think sharing is the optimum word here, it means you can try a bit of everything! If you are still peckish after your Camden feast, have a sweet tooth or just love hot chocolate/ice cream/marsh mellow you will not be dissapointed by my next find.

Chin Chin Labs is located just next to Camden Market and is a fantastic and quirky collaboration of science, chocolate and crazy flavours. You can watch as nitrogen is poured into your chosen ice cream and created in front of your eyes. Chin Chin Labs is a much however if you like hot chocolate.

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Fluff & Cookies

Behold hot chocolates with a mountain of fluffy marshmallow which was toasted before my eyes. It was everything you want it to be and more, hence I couldn’t finish mine…whoops. Perhaps if I wasn’t suffering from a hangover I could have polished it off in no time.

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Sunset from Parliament Hill

After spending the day walking around North London it was perfect to watch the sun go down from Parliament Hill in Hampstead Heath. From the view point you can see over the city and beyond.

A beautiful day with lovely company and delicious food.

SD