I cannot believe that I have nearly been here eight weeks! And my blog really has nothing to show for it!?! I think I feel like I have so much stuff to see and do in London, and so much time to do it, that it doesn't seem to waarant a blog post. Which should be true. So here's a little of what I've done so far!
I've been to Camden Market, which if any of you have been to London, I'm certain you've heard of it! Its got a massive street of funky shops, with cool exteriors. Everything from tattoo ships, souvenir shops, shoe shops and funky tights shops. You walk a little further, and you see a small entrance to the "small" market. Which is not very small indeed! Lots of jumpers and dresses, tights and hats, jewelry and bags to be seen. Once finished here, you go for another little walk, and you reach the food market, complete with the back ends of vespas as the seats at all the tables. You certainly do not go hungry here. Every vendor with different kinds of food from all over the world, just £5 for a container, you can mix and match, and everyone wants to give you a sample to taste. Once you've had some lunch, its off to the Camden Lock market. Its even bigger than the last. Everything you can imagine can be purchased here. Clothes, jewelry, gifts, handmade leather items, paintings, and all sorts. Its tough not to buy very thing in sight! I'm proud to say that I did not pay full price for anything there... managed to get up to £5 off each item!!
Oxford street is a massive shopping street. Allthe high street shops, including the flagship TopShop! 3 floors of awesome! I counted 5 H&M's on and around Oxford street... they really like their H&M here, which is OK, because I love it too. They even sell housewares there!
Carnaby street is a boutique-y area full of all sorts of shops, including the fabulous Johhny Cupcakes! That was the main reason I went there, but wandered around all the other shops as well, and had a lovely time.
In Piccadilly Circus one Sunday, they held the Piccadilly Circus circus! They shut down the streets, and had 10 blocks of various circus acts on stages, ranging from Trapeze, and juggling, Trampoline and contortionists. Later on in the evening there was a massive finale above the square in PiccadillyCircus. Performers flying every which way above the crowd in extravagant white costumes, dumping white feathers everywhere. I think I'm still finding feathers in my jumper!
I've been to several other markets... Shore ditch Sunday Market for vintage items and hand painted clothing, Spitalfields Market for dresses and scarves, and all sorts of gifts, Borough Market for fantastic food. Sarah and Patrick realized I had a bit of a sweet tooth when I brought home cake, nougat, fudge, candied nuts, and just a little bit of cheese and sausage.
The natural history museum was fantastic! Massive - I certainly didn't see it all! I went specifically because it was the last day of the animals inside out exhibit, made by the creators of Body Worlds. Same concept, but all animals, and it as very fascinating. They even had an elephant, their largest specimen to date!
Anyways... those are just some tidbits, I'll tell you more, as I've certainly done more, but perhaps I'll leave you with this! If I write too much longer, I'll be putting you all to sleep!
So, Until next time....