London MyCityMyTown Series

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London MyCityMyTown – A Collection of my yester-years

What is London MyCityMyTown

London MyCityMyTown Series is a collection of articles that reflect places in London which in someway hold a special place in my heart from yester-years. My inspiration for London MyCityMyTown Series was originally spurred on by an idea to retrace my time with my family, now that I am almost an empty-nester.

Allow me to introduce to you, London and the first of my London MyCityMyTown Series. As you may know, London is a cosmopolitan City that has one of the highest standards of living, a City that never sleeps with weekend transportation that operates 24/7, a City that is busy, busy, busy, an Underground system where the sounds of “Mind the Gap” becomes the fabric of commuting, – despite this, I have grown to love and really do appreciate this beautiful City, which is My Town.

My Town, London has given me and my family many adventures. As I reminisce on the memories I had with my kids to the places I visited over the years, and some on more than one occasion,  I decided to take the best of “yesterday” (an extremely difficult choice, given that each one of the adventures are unique and memorable) as a Londoner and re-visit places in London that holds a special place in my heart.

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As I revisit the best of yester-years, I decided to call the first set on London Series as “My City & My Town – Appreciating London, retracing my footsteps”  series,  – I know it is rather a long title but it embodies everything that this series means to me. In sharing my experiences with you, I have selected the five special places and by no means is one more special than the other. Each destination/venue is special for the unique experiences and the priceless memories that I cherish but certainly, it is different now as I visit these places on my own with my thoughts.

As part of this series, I will publish one blog every few months beginning January 3rd 2019. In each blog that I share with you, will be an adventure covering one special place and/or activities, with tips and suggestions on how to make the best use of your visit.

I welcome you to read and enjoy MyCityMyTown – Appreciating London, retracing my footsteps”  series, through my lens and hope to inspire you to visit London 😊

London on map
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#4 London MyCityMyTown Series – The Tower of London

Tower of London | Beyond the Fortress of London
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#3 London MyCityMyTown Series – Royal Palaces and Royal Parks

Kensington Palace: Kings Grand Staircase - The first link to the King's State Apartments. The walls surrounding the staircase was painted by William Kent in 1720, depicting George I's court. There are about 45 intriguing figures here.
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Kensington Palace: Kings Grand Staircase – The first link to the King’s State Apartments. The walls surrounding the staircase was painted by William Kent in 1720, depicting George I’s court. There are about 45 intriguing figures here.

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Regent's Park: Tiered fountains, evergreen hedges, spring bulbs and summer bedding at Avenue Gardens.
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Regent’s Park: Tiered fountains, evergreen hedges, spring bulbs and summer bedding at Avenue Gardens.
England: Windsor Castle
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The Main Entrance to Windsor Castle_view from the Cambridge Gate

#2 London MyCityMyTown Series – Greenwich 45 Experiences & more in One Day


#1 London MyCityMyTown Series – What makes St Paul’s a special place to visit

St Paul's Cathedral in London: The interior of the Cathedral. Wren roofed these with saucer-shaped domes.
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St Paul’s Cathedral in London: The interior of the Cathedral. Wren roofed these with saucer-shaped domes.
Uninterrupted view of the dome at St Paul's Cathedral, from Paternoster Square
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Uninterrupted view of the dome at St Paul’s Cathedral from Paternoster Square

What else on London?

Besides London Series, you will also find Discover London with Georgina – articles on hidden gems and places where, as a tourist, you wouldn’t normally visit. Some highlights below.

St Dunstan in the East - Serenity amongst ruins
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St Dunstan in the East – Serenity amongst ruins
Sky Garden
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Sky Garden | Free 360 degree view of London’s skyline
Southwark Cathedral
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Southwark Cathedral \ Home to Doorkins, the Magnificat

Travel & Traveller Well-being Resources and Guides

For me, planning a holiday beforehand is crucial. A well-planned travel itinerary within a predetermined budget range will do wonders to a meaningful and memorable holiday. I have designed Travel resources and these guides are curated for you to have meaningful experiences with your well-being in mind. You may want to read “5 Reasons Why Travel Planning is Important” and “Travel Checklist – 25 Top Tips for a Stress Free Vacation” as a guide to help you plan your next holiday. The Pretravel Planning is by far the most comprehensive list and be sure to download the PDF and save it for future reference.

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London MyCityMyTown Series first published at timelesstravelsteps.com and is regularly updates. Last update October 9, 2021

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London MyCityMyTown Series is a collection of articles reflecting my yester-years and hope in some way will inspire you to visit this beautiful City.| London | Visit London | Visit England | Landmarks in London | Best places to visit in London | Things to do in London via @GGeorgina_timelesstravelsteps/
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