London in the Sunshine

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Many of the stereotypes you hear about London are true — especially when it comes to the weather. London has a reputation for being a bit dreary; and I've experienced my fair share of chilly, wet days in the capital during past visits.

But not this time.

The third trip to London must have been the charm when it came to weather. I was there for a week, and saw sunny skies every single day. With the exception of two cloudy mornings, there wasn't even the slightest threat of rain. And the temperatures? Well those were up in the 80s (high 20s/low 30s for those using Celsius) every day. I even experienced some humidity!

So, to celebrate this uncharacteristic weather (and to give you a little taste of what I saw and did there this time around), here are some photos of London in the sunshine:

Crossing over the Westminster Bridge to say hi to Big Ben.
The London Eye in the morning sun.
A Bubble Busker delighting kids (and me) on the South Bank.
A quiet South Bank courtyard.
Crossing the Thames on the Millennium Bridge.
A love lock on the Millennium Bridge.
Sun shining on St. Paul's Cathedral.
Londoners and tourists alike have lunch (and/or ice cream) on the steps of St. Paul's.
London, as seen from the top of St. Paul's.
Walking down Regent's Street in the sun.
Buckingham Palace looking very royal.
The Queen Victoria Memorial near Buckingham Palace.
Colorful Camden Town.
Camden Lock on a perfect summer day.
Camden Lock again. I love the markets here.
Pretty buildings in Camden.
Georgian homes in London's East End.
More East End homes – I couldn't get enough!
It's not really IN London, but Hampton Court Palace was pretty sweet.
Inside Hampton Court Palace – this courtyard was my favorite bit other than the gardens.
And lastly, Londoners relaxing by a fountain near Marble Arch in the evening.

I was very spoiled by the weather in London this time around. I highly doubt I will ever happen upon a stretch of perfect days like this again there. At least I'll have the photos to prove that, yes, the sun DOES sometimes shine in London!


Which is your favorite shot of sunny London?


"It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and, if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might get swept off to." - JRR Tolkien

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