London cityyy: Round 2!

London city We meet again After our first tryst last summer, god, I fell in love My heart longed to return And so it was written in...

London city

We meet again

After our first tryst last summer, god, I fell in love

My heart longed to return

And so it was written in the stars

My girl Mina's birthday bash

A perfect excuse to see you again

Oh how you've changed, I could barely recognise you

Maybe it was the weather, damn that snow keeping us apart

Even so, you managed to steal my heart.

Forgive me for my mini, poetic outburst.. A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go down to London. Even though it was bitterly cold, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

I was lucky enough to do the things I wanted to do last year that time prevented me from getting around to. Perhaps it was fate though, as this time around the Hajj Exhibition was at the impressively huge British Museum.

I visited Brick Lane and it's infamous vintage shops & ethnic food stalls. Gosh, I've never seen so much fur in one place in my life! After looking at a few of the food stalls I really wanted to buy something but I got full on the freebies they gave out, ha!

Went out with my girl Amina, we had an absolute ball. Even if we couldn't catch a taxi and waited for what seemed like hours in the snow.

Our hotel was near Canary Wharf, so it was pretty cool to see how the people that work there have everything catered for in the surrounding area. I would love to live & work there.

What I love most about London is the tolerance. Even though it seems like such a hectic place, it manages to somehow seem laid-back at the same time. The impression I got is that people are so much more open-minded than I could ever have imagined.

This year I confronted my biggest fear in London. The Tube. There's something about going underground in small, confined spaces that seriously frightens the life out of me! But it's the cheapest and easiest way to get around so I forced myself onto it. It wasn't as bad as I had feared, but give me a bus any day.

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Staring into the Abyss...

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Joined at the head...


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Food goes here...


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Heiroglyphics. Lovely!


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Not convinced this person is who they say they are...
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The British Museum, through the eye of a fish...


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Yes, I'll take 5 of each...
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So sleeeepy


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A nice, warm night in Canary Wharf...


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Tiny people near Brick Lane...


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This looks perfectly normal..


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Boobs!


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Dr Evil's London HQ...

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What kind of Duck has feet this big???


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After such a fun filled weekend, I was knackered. And fell ill. Typical, ha!


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21 comments

  1. Aw fab post, love all the pictures and the fish eye. This makes me miss London...boo!
    xo

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  2. These pictures make London look so much cooler than it actually is!! Ok no, London IS very cool but these pics make it look WAY nicer than it is. Love that fur coat on you - looks so cosy!!
    and actual LOL at the ducks feet!! xxx

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  3. Amazing pictures!! I love Canary Wharf, idk why! I love London in general actually :)

    shabna x x
    http://scheine.co.uk

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  4. Beautiful pics of London, I definitely need to appreciate it more! I agree London is very tolerant, I notice that whenever I step outside of it! All you girls look gorg! :) x

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  5. Il be working in canary wharf soon hopefully.. London.does look beautyxx

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  6. Squee! You went to Brick Lane! and I've never seen Canary Wharf in the snow! You take such wonder pics - thanks for this post!

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  7. Amazing pictures, makes London look so colourful and vibrant! Now I want to go back again too :)

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  8. this is soo cool, how did you get the fish eye effect?

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    1. It was taken with the Nikkor 10.5mm lense! :) x

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  9. Love the photographs, especially the sweet shop one! Goodness I miss London!

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  10. Glad you had such a brilliant trip. London is my favourite city which is perfect since I only live an hour away :D

    mollyvogue.blogspot.com

    xx

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  11. What gorgeous photos! I want to Jump on a plane right now ;)
    Really hope I can visit London one day!

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  12. I love this post! I love the photos :) Glad you had a great time love xx

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  13. Stunning photos, looks like you had such a great time! :) x

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  14. What lovely pics!
    OMG I absolutely love the Aztec cardigan- can I be cheeky and ask where it is from?

    http://aflaweddiamond.blogspot.com/

    x

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  15. haha shakespere loving your poeticness, fabulous post... miss u lot so mcuh, defo cumin manchester dis summer! yay! miss you guys loads

    ps have noticed sumat??
    x

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  16. Great pics! Looks like you had a fab time! x

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  17. Amazing, fantastic photos as always Halima xxx

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