Neal’s Yard

Surrounding myself with vibrant colours usually makes me happy, and what better place in London to do that than a little walk through Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden?

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The walls scream sunshine and summer and while there isn’t too much going in in the little square, it’s a great place to escape the main crowds and though it’s pretty small, there’s always something interesting to look at.

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While you’re in the area, stop by Stanfords books for some great travel-related reading material that will cover any country you’re dreaming of visiting this year.

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They even happen to have a Sacred Cafe in the back of the shop. Savoury muffins galore. Mmmm spinach, feta, warm, melted butter…

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And a relax tea. Relax and forget you’re in one of the most crowded parts of the city, forget that family block of tourists who made you walk .05 km per hour halfway down the road.

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Breathe and think of pretty colours. And, er… fashion weak? ^^

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Okay so the street art sticker stuff doesn’t exactly compete with the East End, but the colours of the buildings certainly aren’t as drab!

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And there’s even a few blades of grass somewhere in there.

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Did I mention funny mirrors and amusing quotes?

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Fish Eye London: Holland Park

Holland Park might not be nearly as big as Hyde Park, Hampstead Heath or Regents Park, but it’s one of my favourite green spaces in London.

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Not only does it have a little waterfall in the Kyoto Gardens where W is attempting to touch the fish swimming below, but it also has pretty free-roaming peacocks and makes for a lovely walk on my way home.

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If you haven’t been, I’d recommend it!