/Photo Essay: London

Photo Essay: London

We were lucky enough to spend the entire month of August housesitting in London, where we fell head-over-heels in love with the city almost immediately.

We thought we’d have plenty of time to see the sites, eat some (perhaps awful, given everything we’d heard) British food, and visit a pub or two, but it turns out there’s so much going on that it can’t really be packed into a single month’s worth of experiences. We’ll definitely be back… perhaps even as residents!

These photos of London can’t even begin to capture how dynamic, vibrant, and diverse London truly is, but at least they’ll provide a taste of the highlights!

Photos of London; London Eye
The London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the U.K.
Photos of London; The Gherkin in London
30 St Mary Axe (locally known as The Gherkin) viewed from the River Thames.
Photos of London; Kensington Palace Gardens in London
The gardens outside the über strange Kensington Palace.
Photos of London; The Tower Bridge in London
View of the Tower Bridge from the south bank of the River Thames.
Photos of London; The Tower Bridge in London
View of the Tower Bridge from the south bank of the River Thames.
Photos of London; Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster
The Palace of Westminster (a.k.a. the Houses of Parliament) and the Clock Tower (a.k.a. Big Ben).
Photos of London; Houseboats on the Regent's Canal in London
Canal houseboats moored on the Regent's Canal, which snakes through central London.
Photos of London; Covent Garden street performer in London
Street performer juggling knives and an apple - while standing on a bike atop a pole! - in Covent Garden.
Photos of London; Tower of London
View of the infamous Tower of London (and entrance to the Traitor's Gate) seen from the River Thames.
Photos of London; Gherkin and the Tower of London
The old and the new! London's Gherkin behind the Tower of London.
Photos of London; Camden Lock in London
A houseboat making its way through the Camden Lock (located on the Regent's Canal).
Photos of London; St. Paul's Cathedral in London
View of St. Paul's Cathedral from the Tate Modern Museum
Photos of London; Hyde Park in London
Boating on the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park.
Photos of London; The Shard in London
Once completed (est. 2012), The Shard skyscraper will be the tallest building in the European Union.

If you have any favorite photos of your own from London,
post links in the comments section so we can all enjoy!