A Day in the City

After a tough month The Bloke surprised me with train tickets to London. It’s one of our favourite places and we try and go there are few times a year. The timing was perfect – it is the Easter holidays, the weather has been glorious and we both needed a break, so by 8.00am we were stood in London Euston, trying to work out where we wanted to go. We decided to get the Tube down to the Thames – it was a bright, sunny day and we thought that a walk along the river would be a good place to start.


It was a beautiful day!

It was a little colder than I expected, but luckily there was a Starbucks nearby where I could get us a hot chocolate. We saw St. Paul’s Cathedral in the distance and so we walked to it, stopping to take in the sights and sounds along the way. It was a good decision to go in the morning as it was already beginning to get quite crowded.

Our train home was at 4.00pm, so we tried to do as much as possible. We went to the National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Piccadily Circus and I bought macarons from Covent Garden. We were tourists for the day.

I was so tired by the end of it that I slept for half of the train journey home and then again when we got back to the house…

Here are some of the pictures. They were all taken with my iPhone. as always, I’d love to know what you think!


The completed Shard and Tower Bridge in the background


St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Blitz monument


The dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral


Me and my favourite M&M


The top of one of the escaltors in the Tube


You can also find me on Twitter and tumblr @suzie81blog. Hope you are enjoying your Easter!

35 thoughts on “A Day in the City

  1. Your pictures, as always, are excellent Suzie, particularly the first one with its awesome sky. You look well too. I hope that means you’re feeling so much better after everything. Great guy you have there that provides such lovely surprises. Enjoy the rest of your break and have a lovely Easter day.x

  2. Great pictures I especially like the one’s of st pauls πŸ™‚ I love London and have had some fantastic day trios and short breaks in the past few years. I love Camden and covent Garden. I also went to the m&m store last year but was surprised by the lack of peanut butter flavour 😦 lookd like you had a fantastic day πŸ™‚

    • I really wanted to go into the M&M store as I missed the one in New York but by the time we got there it was full of screaming kids! I’m going to try and go back on a Monday when the kids are back at school… It was an awesome day!

  3. Love the sky in your photos – so dramatic!
    Out here in California, the sky is always gorgeous just before it rains. I want to grab my easel and go paint it but the best place to see the sky is in the middle of the freeway – so that wouldn’t work!
    Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

  4. London is my favorite city. I’m sure I could travel the world, and London would still be in the #1 spot on my list.

Comments are closed.