London, one of the most exciting cities in the world, and also one of my favourites. No wonder I decided to move here, and it is so beautiful now in the fall. The sun is shining, people are smiling and the start of my third year at university is just around the corner. It really could not be any better.
London has so much to offer. Musicals, cafes, shopping, sightseeing and so much more. When the weather is nice it is perfect to take a walk around central with a caramel frappuccino from Starbucks in your hand with your friends and perhaps even find a nice spot to sit in the grass in Hyde Park. Hyde Park is the perfect place to relax in the city as you feel like you’re in the country. You can’t hear the noise from the traffic and you then have time to sit there with your thoughts and actually feel calm. You don’t have to travel that far to feel like you’re not in London anymore.
A few months ago my boyfriend and I went around London taking pictures and basically just trying to see more of the city. This year we are both living and studying in here, and we have decided to really experience London and unlock all its secrets.
When we were walking around a few months ago we were basically trying to teach me how to use my Nikon camera, as I was going on a rather big holiday later on. We then came to find that there is so much we haven’t seen that we have to see before we eventually move back to Norway. So during my last year at uni we will be going to typical tourist spots to see what is worth seeing, where it is worth eating, what musicals we find the best, where to go on a rainy day and any hidden places that people should not miss when they come. I will then do my best to inform about this here in my blog, make it easy for people to plan a great holiday in London. Even though I don’t like to admit it, there is more to London than just shopping.
As I am sitting here now the rain is hammering on my window, and being outside does not seem like an option. I mentioned shopping earlier, and I might as well continue. Westfield is a fairly new shopping centre located in White City/Shepherds Bush. You can either take the Central line, Hammersmith and city line or Circle line to get there. They have everything, from HMV, Guess, Foyles, Adidas and so much more. The Village is the luxury section, where you have shops such as Prada, Burberry and Tiffany. In theory you can spend the entire day here, as they have several restaurants and cafes where you can relax with all of your bags. And if you’re not ready to go back to your hotel/flat, then there’s the cinema. Westfield has a lot to offer to everyone in all ages, when you go home you can say that you went shopping somewhere else than the good old Oxford Street.