London Neighbourhoods Calling – Part 1

Well here I am at Tenerife North Airport waiting for my flight to Lanzarote to depart. I know my trip is about 2/3 done and I haven’t posted. It happens at times when on the go. I have to say part of this trip hasn’t lived up to my expectations. No worries, nothing horrible has happened. I’ll explain in a later post. Though for now I’ll show you some of London!

As I’ve visited many of the major sites in London on my two previous trips I decided that this trip would be a bit more laid back with me generally wandering neighbourhoods. I booked only a few things – a day tour to Oxford, a Harry Potter walking tour, and a viewing at the Sky Garden. Plus, I met up with two different friends that I hadn’t seen in years. I have to say that even though it was a bit chilly and rainy at times, London did not disappoint. My only wish was that I had more time as I didn’t see as much as I had hoped. But then again with a city the size of London its hard to see all its nuances in mere days. I do love cities with much to see. I think I need to return to Paris, Hong Kong & Istanbul too.

I was scheduled to arrive nice and early at 7:30a.m. I picked this arrival so I could adjust to the time in addition to fit in some wandering. Unfortunately my arrival was delayed by two hours where I was re-routed and the flight from Toronto was delayed. Still a 9:30am arrival wasn’t so bad. But the customs queue! I think all flights landed at the same time. But it is what it is and I still hit the ground running. Well, more like a slow jaunt. Ha ha!

I stayed in the Camden area. I first perused the area by Regent’s Park and stopped at the first place I saw for an lunch. It felt good to stretch my legs.

After that I found myself at the Camden Markets. I may have meandered down every corridor and area of that place. They really do sell everything there. A bit more wandering around and I was done.

Camden Market

Met up with these guys! Ha ha
They have pretty much everything.

Ornate designs

Camden Locks in the same area
Along the canal
After some rain

Now it was time for craft beer!! So off I went to Camden Town Brewing. It took me a bit but I found it. It was a blessed experience! After that it was time to rest as I had an early morning the next day, heading to Oxford. Plus, the lack of sleep was catching up to me. I decided a pint at the pub attached to my hostel would be enough. Somehow I went to sleep much later but had fun chatting with people. So it goes.

Camden Town Brewing’s wheels


My tasting flight

Well, if you insist 😉

All photos taken and owned by Eeva Valiharju / Wanders the World.

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