Hey there lovelies, how are we?
With traveling around the globe, it is sometimes hard to appreciate what is straight outside your own front door. Being on furlough and lockdown giving more freedom it was the perfect opportunity for me to explore a peaceful quiet London.
First stop was a short walk through one of eight royal park called Green Park towards Buckingham Palace. It was the first time in years that I had adventured out to the palace and it was surprising to see just how quiet it really was. Somewhere that is normally full to the brim with flashing camera lights and hundreds of people surrounding the gates and the queen Victoria memorial.
Originally known as Buckingham House, the building at the core of today’s palace was once a large townhouse for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703.
From Buckingham palace I then took a stroll through St James Park, London oldest Royal park being (surrounded by 3 Palaces) The most ancient being Westminster which has obviously now become house of parliament and St James park and lastly the one I have just spoke about Buckingham Palace.
Crazy to think that this park had pigs that once grazed here, but it is true over 470 years ago the St James park area was known for Farms, Woods and even a hospital for women.
Next on the list was a walk from St James park to Westminster via Birdcage walk which took around 8 minutes and my stop was St Margaret Church and right from there you can see Big Ben but sadly Big Ben is currently going through a makeover but was still able to walk around London eye.
I was lucky enough to get a table for dinner over at the Madison. A (terrace bar and Lounge). The place is situated on the one new change and it is right by St Paul’s which is why I hopped on the band wagon to get a killer cocktail which was Sunset at St Pauls.
Tower London and Tower Bridge was the last stop on my walk around Central London. The Tower of London was currently closed when I was there, however as protector of the crown jewels and home of the yeomen warders it is a place you must see if you are in town. As the sun was setting it was the perfect time for me to get over to tower bridge so I can see the sun setting over London.
And there we have it all within walking distance and quiet as could be. It was my favourite walk around London and it ended with the most beautiful sunset. I hope you have enjoyed this little read. I would love to know where your favourite place in the city is.
Lots of Love