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Quintessentially London

Numerous attractions, the 2012 Olympics, Harry Potter, and the Royal Family aside, what else is there to be excited about going to London? Given the city's popularity, each and every one of us practically has an idea of what can be found in London...or do you? Just to refresh your memory, here are some things that are definitely, quintessentially-London.

Cabs

Photo by neja

An experience in itself, getting into a London cab might be quite pricey, but it’s still one of the most unique experiences that one may have in London.

The London Eye

Photo by zoezo

Who doesn’t know what the London Eye is??? For those whose memories need to be refreshed: “The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames in London, England. The entire structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft).” – Source

Double-decker bus

Photo by susielomovitz

Aside from hiring a cab, another uniquely London, way of exploring, well, London…is by hopping on one of the city’s iconic double-decker buses.

London Underground

Photo by yochan

As we continue with our talk of touring around London, another popular way is through the London Underground. If you’re a fan of Neverwhere, this makes it all the more a must-see.

London Graffiti

Photo by elisss

Splattered all over the city, London graffiti is not just your usual chicken scrawl on the wall, in fact, it has been elevated as a popular art form that is favored by tourists and locals alike.

Harrods

Photo by lola_juanlu

Notoriously expensive, but a trip to London for shopping addicts wouldn’t be complete without buying something at Harrods. It’s paper bag is iconic as that of Bloomingdale’s; and with the wide assortment of goods, like ginormous versions of designer perfume and ostrich eggs, you’re bound to find something you like here – just don’t forget to check the price first!

…and of course:

The Lomography London Gallery Store at Newburgh St

Photo by squamy

Need we say more? Well our London-based Lomographers sure are one enthusiastic bunch – as evidenced with the support we’ve had with our City Guide Locations Callouts, and their neverending pursuit in finding more places to photograph in this marvelous city.

So now it’s official! Aside from the opening of the London Olympic Games, we’re also putting the spotlight on London for another reason…our London City Guide is already here! In honor of our launch (and of the Olympics), we hope you’ll join us in the celebration by grabbing a copy as well as continue sharing your favorite London Locations here! There’s something special waiting for you in return. (Hint:piggies hehehe)

written by ungrumpy

1 comment

  1. buckshot

    buckshot

    Yes, definitely a fan of 'Neverwhere'... and of London as one giant Lomo opportunity! I spent about 6 hours shooting there yesterday and covered some of the same hotspots as you. Results should be back from the lab on Friday. Can't wait...!

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