Hey everyone, as you can see I made it to London and I am really excited to start blogging around this great city. A city I haven’t properly explored before, I will be based here for the foreseeable future. I work roughly a ten minute walk south of London Bridge (to the right of this shot), the bridge I am standing on.

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When I first got to London the weather was great. And despite the odd torrential downpour it has stayed relatively mild. I am hoping that despite the inevitable cold snaps that will come with winter, I will get enough sunshine to use in my posts. I want to spend my first few months here getting out and about whilst I still feel like a tourist.

And with that I have an idea of how I want to plan my London travels. I have been on various travel websites looking at the classic ‘top ten must do’s’ and ‘101 things you can’t leave London without experiencing’ and have complied a list of those I find interesting. Some are obvious picks and others are a little bit different. It is safe to say I won’t run out of ideas anytime soon.

As those on Instagram will know, there is an option to do polls in the ‘Story’ section of the app… usually it’s asking people to choose whether ketchup or brown sauce is better or whether to have a night out or Netflix. I want to use this option to suggest things to do in London, two things of a similar nature. An example of this is let you choose one of two world famous attractions to visit or two markets to explore. You choose, and I go there. I think this will be a great way to help with my decision making on a weekly basis and allow you to have some input. Choices that aren’t successful will be used again later down the line with another option as there will be some that I will be dying to see no doubt.

Travels chosen by Instagram. I am looking forward to giving it a go!

If you have Instagram great, I would love you to join in once I start uploading my ‘this or that’ polls. If not don’t worry, I will be uploading the main posts to WordPress once a decision has been made with the result of said decision and my experiences there. This will give me more than enough to post about every week and I will try to keep them all fun and entertaining.

What do you all think? It is a little different for my blog, I gained some inspiration for this from some bigger names using the Insta feature, such asΒ Yes Theory.

 

Yay or nay? I guess that is my first poll πŸ˜‰

 

Hello from London, and speak to you all soon!

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    1. I am very jealous. If I won the lottery I would buy a place in London for sure! My wife and I visited London and Paris on our honeymoon and London was awesome! Good luck in your new home!

      1. I think a lottery win is the best way to afford a place here haha! But I am glad you like this city, I will ensure to blog lots from it. Thank you for the kind words and I am pleased you had a great honeymoon here and in Paris.. sounds like an amazing trip!

    1. These shots are amazing. I love that you can see the people in the Shard with your camera! Amazing. Even the shots with the reflections were good as you could see so far with a lot of clarity. Thanks for this post.

      I tried to comment on your post but it wouldn’t allow me to for some reason, I will try again later. Issues on my side! It asked me to log it and it wouldn’t accept my username…

      1. Thanks Pal! There was shots done by my old digital compact one. I have got also post with The Shard view, where I took pics with DSLR and long lenses. I will send you over soon.

      2. I have been away from my blog for a few days (sorry about that) but the Burj Khalifa is a stunning building. I will take a look when I am all caught up!

  1. Omg! So exciting! I am taking my 3rd trip to Europe in 3 years on Nov 1st. I really hope to move there one day, not sure what part of Europe though. Looking forward to reading about your adventures.

    1. Great! I am sure you will have an amazing time, as I am confident the last trips were. The great thing about Europe is no matter where you live there is so much variety on your doorstep, and another countries border is never too far away!

      I hope you enjoy the reads, and enjoy Europe come November 1st!

    1. I hope my posts will provide some inspiration to visit πŸ™‚ It is such a big city, there will be plenty of posts all varying in nature from every area of London!

  2. Hello again and welcome to my “home” city, at least in the odd few weeks of the year I am actually there! I have lived there for 31 years now and know it pretty well. I don’t do Instagram so I will not be voting but if you want any steers about anything please feel free to get in touch.

    You are right, you will not run out of things to do if you live to be 150.

    1. Thank you for that, I am excited to be in your hometown! And haha I can imagine, every area seems to be bursting with life and things to do. I will be busy for a while!

    1. haha I hope you meant ‘polls’ :p

      I am really enjoying London so far, I haven’t blogged much whilst I get used to the city however I will have lots to come. Thank you!

    1. Just took a look, this looks great. Love Indian food and I welcome meat free meals every now and then so thank you for letting me know about this place. It is great to know of places that feed the homeless too, makes you feel good about choosing a restaurant with such practices. Thanks again, I have saved this in my ‘places I have been recommended’ folder πŸ˜€

  3. Lol you guys are hilarious a bit mad but creative πŸ™‚ Welcome to London! Try Portobello Market, Borough’s a good one for food & anything to do with the East End/Brick Lane for nightlife. Just to say you’ve been once!

    1. Haha thanks! I will give them all a go for sure. I appreciate the comments and can say I have visited Brick Lane and Borough Market now, although very briefly as I wanted to properly explore when I blog about them! Love a good market, so I am sure I will visit Portobello too πŸ™‚

  4. Excited for you! I hope you’re enjoying the start to life in London. It’s a great city with so much to do and see πŸ™‚

    1. I am! Loving it so far, there’s so much to see and do as you said. One of the reasons I decided to come here was because I knew I wouldn’t be able to run out of things to do. Looking forward to the endless posts!

      1. Likewise, I look forward to reading them! Maybe we’ll even cross paths at some point!

  5. Welcome to London, sorry you were subject to the downpour we’ve been having lately lol.
    Looking forward to seeing how you spend your time here and I’ll definitely be taking part in your polls.

    Check out my blog if you have the chance for constant updates on lot’s of things to do around London, great spots to eat and more – do let me know what you think! (https://chanspeaksuk.com)

    1. Thank you! It’s okay, rain was expected coming back to the UK haha. Today was much nicer though, and I did get the last bit of summer when I first landed. I appreciate you wanting to take part! Once I find myself in a position to explore I will start to upload them. Looking forward to it!

      Also, thank you for the link πŸ™‚ will check out some recommendations!

  6. Very helpful traveling article. Love to visit London after reading your article. Thanks for sharing article with us. Keep sharing articles like this. I have followed your instragram and twitter accounts. I am also content writer if you like please check my website also http://www.travelvagrants.com

      1. I don’t sadly, I am still looking for my own place! However a popular website is spareroom.co.uk, a lot of people have found places on here and it seems to be a great place to start.

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