Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Welcome to The London Blog!

Trafalgar Square
The London Blog is about exploring London.  Some of the stuff I'll talk about may already be familiar to you but whether you're a visitor or someone who lives here, I'm hoping you'll discover places you didn't know about before. I've lived in London for over a quarter of a century, yet despite this I'm forever discovering hidden corners I never knew existed!

Strand on the Green

Most people will be familiar with the major attractions (e.g. Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace etc.), so I won't have much to say about these. Instead the blog will be concentrating on the slightly less familiar places - for example, you may well have heard of Greenwich but how many have ever heard of Strand on the Green?  For those who don't have time to venture this far out of the centre, I'll also talk about hidden corners right in the heart of London - every year, millions of visitors pass within a few hundred yards of these places without ever knowing of their existence!  Large cities are never static places, so I'll also be looking at what's new in London. With the 2012 Summer Olympics fast approaching the landscape is changing rapidly so there's going to be lots of new stuff to see.

The aim of this blog is to try to pass on my own personal experience of exploring one of the major cities of the world. As a photographer, I'll be attempting to illustrate this with my own images.

The London Blog is open to comments, so please feel free to correct any inaccuracies or add additional information of your own.

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