Sunday, 11 September 2016

6 months, 6 London Landmarks


Although I had visited most London landmarks and attractions before moving here, since I only lived less than an hour away, there are still a surprising amount of infamous sites and interesting areas that I am yet to visit. And now that I’ve moved here I have no excuse, so I’m making it my mission to visit the following locations all within the next six months. That doesn’t sound like too much of a chore, does it?


Richmond

Since I’ve lived reasonably close to Richmond for the majority of my life, I’m not sure how I’ve never been, but Richmond Park seems like a lovely place to go for an Autumnal weekend walk.

Notting Hill

I’ve probably just missed the best time of year to go to Notting Hill, but it’s still an area I’m keen to explore, carnival or not.

Olympic Park

Despite my best efforts, I wasn’t lucky enough to get tickets to London 2012. And although I visited the site on an A-level Geography field trip while it was still under construction, I’m not sure this has quite the same effect as seeing the park in its full and finished glory.

St Paul’s Cathedral

I’ve visited pretty much every historical site in London, but somehow I haven’t made it to St Paul’s Cathedral. Sure, I’ve walked past a few times, but it almost seems like a rite of passage to visit this iconic building.

Greenwich

As well as being the spot in which the Eastern and Western hemispheres meet (GMT if you haven’t clicked yet…), there are a few landmarks I haven’t seen before in Greenwich. I’m not sure how exciting I would find the Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory, but it’s still an area I need to tick off my list.

The National Theatre

I’m almost embarrassed to admit this as a theatre blogger, but as far as I can remember I’ve never actually been to the National Theatre. Shocking, I know. But I’m making it my number one priority to change that within the next six months.



So now that I’ve set my challenge on the internet for the whole world to see, there’s no going back. And to my flatmates, Hannah & Vicky, I hope you’re ready and willing to be dragged along on these little excursions…

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