London: I am a Lion’s Cub

It’s raining outside and while searching on google for travel rain pictures, surprise: most pictures are from rainy, foggy London. It got me thinking that I have to write about London, one of the top must- see cities in the world.

I love rain and I love London, but I was so lucky to have a sightseeing tour in July and have the best weather possible: sunny days in London, clear sky and perfect aerial view from the plane. If possible choose British Airways for a real experience.

London aerial view from the plane!

London aerial view from the plane!

If you are into history, you must love London. I know this is  a chic- escape& travel-style blog, but from time to time you have to indulge me for my history references. I can’t help it, history is a huge passion since I was little. My father used to tell me endless stories about Henry VIII and his sixth wives.  I knew their names by heart by the time I was 10 and how they  either died  of natural deaths or were  beheaded and rarely divorced by. I grew up admiring Henry VIII although back then I only associated this image with his historical portrait from the books and not with the handsome modern Jonathan Rhys Meyers impersonation.

Anyway, maybe I am a fun spoiler, but I do think you need to learn a bit about history before visiting London.  Or if you don’t, go for a guided tour. I always go for guided tours and lately I have made a real passion for going on Tour Bus ( hop on hop off).  It’s relaxing, we get to see so many attractions and you can enjoy really good stories from the guides. I do think one of the best investment in a trip is the guide. How else can you enjoy all the history related sightseeing points: The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, London Tower, London Bridge, St Paul Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace National Gallery and many, many more.

Back in time, as history unfolds.

Back in time, as history unfolds.

Take the time and enjoy a half of hour ride in the famous London Eye. The view is spectacular.

Up in the air, London Eye

Up in the air, London Eye

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Panoramic view from London Eye

I couldn’t help having fun with the iconic London trademark:)

Iconic London telephone box matches my animal print look

Iconic London telephone box matches my animal print look

DSC_0242DSC_0347While relaxing in Trafalgar Square, looking at the lions guarding Nelson Column, I actually thought about Queen Elisabeth I, who used to say ” I am my father daughter and a Lion’s cub”. ( Note: shes was the daughter of Henry VIII) 🙂

 

I'm a lion's cub :)

I’m a lion’s cub 🙂

 

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