woo tourism

For those of you who don't know, I vaguely live around the London area, just off the city in the what-I-call* Middle Of Absolute Nowhere. However, I've always taken for granted the architectural beauty of the place, never really taken it all in. Nay, I've never been a tourist.

So, a few weeks back I went to the city with FKG, all ready to be a tourist... without Jayze. I'm not sure as to how one can be a tourist without their faithful Nikon, but hey, everyone makes mistakes. Especially tourists.**

-Apologies for the bad quality of these images.. But you see the ones that have an actual focus? Yeah, they were off FKG's camera. Dammit.

Giant statue thing, with a classic red bus in the background. Naturally.

Cute little house things near Victoria station. Pretty, no?

The legendary Buckingham Palace, home of The Queen and all her people, complete with guards wearing funny hats for reasons nobody knows.


You see that random family, blatantly trying to ruin the arabesque of my *cough*FKG's*cough* photo? Tres irritating.. But then again, there's a couple hundred more people set on taking photos and being in them. *laughs* Oh, tourists!  

Guys. Look. 
When we first arrived in Central London, the weather was awesome. 
Too bad we didn't see the big grey clouds cornering us. 
When we were by the Thames.
With no cover.

Right by the Palace, trying to embrace my current tourist status - kneeling and pointing my phone at odd angles whilst people past and narrowed their eyes.

Regent's Park.

How cute is this little thing though? Everybody 'aw' with me.

These daisies were protected with a little mesh fence thing - odd considering they're weeds, right?

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was part Welsh? Fun fact.

Olive is a fab name, to be said.

The water at the Thames is a green-brown colour and is a natural harbour for bacteria and just overall grossness. Yay London.

This is such a British photo, with black cabs and the Union Jack and people taking photos. And don't forget the crappy weather.

Big Ben ft. said crappy weather.

Little arcade off Seaworld, before the security guy went "no no no camera no no photos no no no".
The next few images are in-cred-ib-ly blurry because my phone was dying, sorry. So, like with this one, I've done a modif thing with them in the hope that not so many of you wince at the quality. Unsuccessfully, of course.

London Underground, with their glass protections so people don't get pushed off when it's busy (or jump).

Hamley's, Britain's #1 toy store.

Hamley's X2 - I felt like such a child when I was in there! And honestly, it was great.

Why did we have to go to the Apple Store? Because FKG broke my IPad. Yes you read right.
Then when we went home later my Dad just hit it, reset it and it turned back on. Sooo that happened.

Yes this is in Starbucks. Yes I said my name was Aleshia (next time I'm either 'Voldemort' or 'Oprah'). Yes their walls are bamboo. Yes those books are fake (sad, I know). Yes those guys in the corner are making out.

Woo tourism!

*Is that a Miranda quote, accidentally thrown into my post? I think it just might be. 
** Kidding, kidding. Tourists - don't hate me please.


  1. Loving the Miranda reference ;)

    this post made me laugh! Especially the statue with the wand! :O Are those books seriously fake? SAD. Also, well done for being Aleshia. I always mean to say "Voldemort" but then when they ask me I forgot and go "um ah Emily!" and then wish I hadn't. From now on, though, I'm going to go through all my favourite heroines. Next time I'm in a coffee shop .... I am Hermione.

    1. Ugh, I know right! Fake books are cruel and uncalled for.
      And ahahaha that's so funny! Enjoy being Hermione xD

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  3. You lucky duck! Since I live in the USA and have never been out of the country, I've never been to London. I am quite jealous. But what exactly is that adorable little building in a field of wildflowers?! Is it someone's house, because if it is, I will totally buy it from them. I wanna live there!

    1. Awh dude! But you're quite lucky to be in the USA - I'd loooooove to go!
      And hm I'm not sure, I think it's just an abandoned building which is sad.

  4. *cough* stealing my pics *cough*

  5. Wow!! Love the pics. I'd love to get to London one day... Fair trip from Aus!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  6. Love this post! Harry Potter wand, classic! I would love to do some tourism there. :)

    1. You should some time, it's pretty cool!