England

London’s Eye-Catching Architecture and Street Art

St.Paul's Cathedral from the south bank of the Thames. Including Yoda seemed like a good idea at the time—C.Helbig

Magnificent St.Paul’s Cathedral from the south bank of the Thames. Including Yoda seemed like a good idea at the time—C.Helbig

I don’t know much about architecture and I’m even less up on street art. But I do know that I was awestruck by both on a recent trip to London. From the overwhelming grandeur of iconic spots like St.Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament, to museums whose physical spaces are as impressive as the treasures they house, to uber-modern office space, to tunnels adorned with eye-popping graffiti, words can’t do justice to these places. So, I’ll keep my ramblings to a minimum and simply display a few things that caught my eye (and my emotions).

 

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London Top Five

Iconic telephone booths and pubs—C.Helbig

Iconic telephone booths and pubs—C.Helbig

There are so many “must sees’ in London that it can get a little overwhelming. On a recent visit, we checked off a good chunk of the guidebook top attractions and we also made a few of our own discoveries. Read about our “top five”—a completely subjective list, in no particular order, of experiences that we enjoyed. “We”, as in middle-aged parents and 17-year-old son. Said son was most interested in visiting the pubs, but sadly for him he was just three months shy of being able to do this without his old parents in tow.

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