Photo post: A London walk, Kensington – West End – Soho

On one of my last days here in London for a while, my fiance took me for a walk in the city centre. We started out in posh Kensington, well-known from TV series like “Upstairs, Downstairs” – the rich and the powerful live here…

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We passed by the Natural History Museum, which was absolutely crowded with tourists!

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We passed Picadilly Circus with the famous Anteros statue and the equally famous entrance to Regent Street.

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We walked down Shaftesbury Avenue, though – the heart of the even more famous West End, full of movie palaces and theatres like the Gielgud Theatre, named after the great British actor.

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Then on to Soho – equally famous, but for different reasons… It’s become somewhat tamer in recent decades, but the atmosphere is still great; and there are lots of wonderfully old-fashioned establishments, like this Italian Espresso bar, one of the first in Britain, opened in the 1950s!

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There are buildings from many different eras here in Soho; and Soho Square has got a most beautiful little garden:

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Boy, am I going to miss London… But I’ll be back soon!

Published by: Roberta Franklin

I’m an author of romantic fiction, born in Germany and living in Greece and London. I’ve worked as a journalist, as social hostess on a cruise ship, as an insurance agent, as a translator and teacher… I love books, movies, computer games, history – and I feel at home everywhere around the world!

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