Sophie Rosie

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The London Diaries; An Introduction.

The London Diaries; An Introduction.

Oh, hello. I'm sorry I haven't blogged consistently in forever but life down here in London has taken over a little bit more than I expected, I guess. In both good and bad ways. I won't get into the bad stuff that's making me sad, because who wants to be sad?! But one of the things that I'm really, really enjoying, is getting to explore London. And getting to explore London with some of the best people. I have a huge list of places that I want to visit (I basically scrolled through Instagram hashtags and found the prettiest ones, but still...), and do you know what? I'm actually doing pretty well, so far! I'm slowly ticking them off and trying to visit somewhere new every weekend and I'm enjoying it so much.  And so, I thought what better way to document my little London adventure, than to blog about it. Obvs. I mean, I pretty much blog about everything else that's going on in my life, so this just seems like the natural thing to do.  I really want to make this into a regular feature on my blog, so I can keep an online diary of everywhere I've visited during my time here, and keep track of the things I've learned, too!

Oh, hello. I'm sorry I haven't blogged consistently in forever but life down here in London has taken over a little bit more than I expected, I guess. In both good and bad ways. I won't get into the bad stuff that's making me sad, because who wants to be sad?! But one of the things that I'm really, really enjoying, is getting to explore London. And getting to explore London with some of the best people.

I have a huge list of places that I want to visit (I basically scrolled through Instagram hashtags and found the prettiest ones, but still...), and do you know what? I'm actually doing pretty well, so far! I'm slowly ticking them off and trying to visit somewhere new every weekend and I'm enjoying it so much. 

And so, I thought what better way to document my little London adventure, than to blog about it. Obvs. I mean, I pretty much blog about everything else that's going on in my life, so this just seems like the natural thing to do. 

I really want to make this into a regular feature on my blog, so I can keep an online diary of everywhere I've visited during my time here, and keep track of the things I've learned, too!

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St. Paul's Cathedral.

(Nearest tube; St Paul's. Central Line)

I thought I'd kick things off with these photo's from my fleeting visit to St Paul's Cathedral. St Paul's was one of the first places I absolutely wanted to visit. If you haven't been, you won't appreciate how beautiful and grand this building is, and it's history is just fascinating. 

 
 - Having been commissioned in 1669, it was only officially declared complete on Christmas Day in 1711, and it would have cost an incredible £148 million to build in today's money.  - It's the second biggest church in UK, coming in a close 2nd to Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral (which actually makes me very happy if you know how much I love Liverpool). - There are still parts of the Cathedral that haven't been explored by anyone yet and this excites me SO much. Like, can they not just let me in and let me go find all of these secret rooms please?  - St Paul's survived the blitz... but only just! It was hit by a few bombs during the war, but these only made minimal damage in comparison to such a huge building. A time delayed bomb was also defused just in time in 1940, and had this gone off, the whole Cathedral would have disappeared.

 - Having been commissioned in 1669, it was only officially declared complete on Christmas Day in 1711, and it would have cost an incredible £148 million to build in today's money.

 - It's the second biggest church in UK, coming in a close 2nd to Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral (which actually makes me very happy if you know how much I love Liverpool).

- There are still parts of the Cathedral that haven't been explored by anyone yet and this excites me SO much. Like, can they not just let me in and let me go find all of these secret rooms please? 

- St Paul's survived the blitz... but only just! It was hit by a few bombs during the war, but these only made minimal damage in comparison to such a huge building. A time delayed bomb was also defused just in time in 1940, and had this gone off, the whole Cathedral would have disappeared.

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Isn't it beautiful?

I really hope I can carry on this series for as long as I'm here, and show you some of the most beautiful places in the city!

Soph 

x

 

The ups & downs of running a blog alongside your full-time job.

The ups & downs of running a blog alongside your full-time job.

Doing it my way.

Doing it my way.