War of the Roses


When summer comes to London I love how everything about the way buildings are bathed in this beautiful glow and people seem even more smiley. We instantly forget just how crappy the weather usually is for a moment and just enjoy the bright weather. This means abandoning the underground and buses and just walk a bit more because guess what, its not RAINING! That's not to say a brolly is not hidding in the bag. In the excitement of the sun making a come back and an attempt at easing itchy feet from travel wander-lusting, I am making more of an effort to embrace the beautiful spots that London has to offer on my little walks. I enjoy the parks in London come rain or shine, so from having them, sometimes, all to my self in the colder or wet season, to having more company in the summer as more people take to the parks with couples picnicking and boys and girls playing sports in the parks.

On this occasion I took to walking in the Park around the Imperial War Museum. Its a family of five museums; IWM London, IWM North in Trafford in Manchester, IWM Duxford near Cambridge. Coincidentally I was actually in Duxford the weekend before. I posted on instagram about getting on the fastest Concorde. If you are a lover of planes and seeing how far we have come in that side of travel transportation then you will love that place. I also got to see a few of the old planes take off. The timing was great  as they  were doing test flights for the D-Day celebrations at the beginning of June. IWM London doesn't open until July but I just love the beautiful rose gardens around the War Museum. No War of the Roses on this side so you can comfortably worship the sun here in peace, with little disturbance. With weather this good I can happily enjoy what's around me without stalking airline websites for the quickest exit out of Heathrow. Resulting in a lot of sunny early evening walks around the neighbourhood, meeting friends for more outdoorsy dinning. What could be better, right?...


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  1. Such beautiful pictures and most important post .x

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  2. London does have some brilliant museums. The Imperial War museum is very worthy of a visit. Lovely photos.

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    1. It definitely does doesnt it. Its been redone since the first time I went there in my school days.

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  3. Beautiful shots. I have lived in London for years but never visited the IWM. I like the sound of IWM Duxford. You're so right about the feeling of summer in London... it made me a little homesick.

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    1. It reopens in July and if you are into your WW history its great or for taking the kiddies, nephews and nieces for a little history lesson then a picnic on the lovely garden areas - the makings of a perfect day ....Maybe for when you get back to London :)

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  4. Amazing pictures! London is a fabulous city!

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    1. Thanks Adria and yes it really is :)

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  5. I love London in the sun :) beautiful pics, I never made it to the Imperial War Museum when I was still living there but maybe when I'm back...

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    1. Well it n ever lasts that long as its been raining last year days :( Definitely check it out when you are back in London if anything for a picnic at least.

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  6. Your pictures are great!
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  7. Really amazing pics *_* I love roses

    kisses

    Francesca http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it/

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