Colourful houses of Camden

Colourful houses of Camden

Just around the corner from Camden Road station on Bonny Street is this iconic row of colourful houses. I’d seen a few inspiring images of unusual things in Camden. So I was looking forward to spending the day there and seeing what we would find. It was a cloudy day but this row of houses still really stood out from the others in the nearby area.

Changing of the guard

Changing of the guard

The changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace happens 4 times a week over summer. I remember standing in front of the palace as a child watching this 45 minute ceremony. Walking to Westminster after a bike ride in Hyde Park and seeing crowds starting to gather. I thought it’d be worth waiting to see what was about to happen. We stood at the gates of the Wellington Barracks on Spur Road. I wasn’t expected the Queen’s Guard march out of the gates so fast. Because of this there’s a little blur in their feet.

Rain at Tower Bridge London

Rain at Tower Bridge London

Cruising the river Thames from Westminster to tower bridge is really popular. Many companies take thousands of tourists on this boat trip every day. It wasn’t part of the plan for our weeks stay in London. The open top bus tickets we had included the cruise. So on a rainy afternoon we decided to get on the boat rather than using the tube to get up to Tower Bridge. It was raining so I focused on the rain running down the glass of the boat’s windows to blur the bridge behind. Even with the blur this iconic bridge is still recognisable.

Tower of London from the River Thames

Tower of London from the River Thames

Officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. There’s been a castle here since the year 1078 AD. I remember going on a tour as a child, something I would like to do again as an adult one day. The best views of the Tower of London are from a boat, as this was taken. There are also good views from Tower Bridge or the South Bank of the Thames. This is the view many prisoners of the Tudors may have seen as they entered through the Traitors’ Gate.

Camden Locks London

Camden Locks London

Regent’s Canal runs through the north end of Camden Town. This part of London used to be industrial but in since the 1970’s Camden has become a popular area for tourists. Camden Market is just off to the right of where this photograph was taken. Dingwalls is the large bar and live music venue that you can see on the right of the locks.