Bikes Not Bombs

An incredible number of creative people live in London. It seems to be a magnetic centre for artistic souls or maybe the nature of the city drags it out of people, this need for individuality and expression. It’s probably a bit of both.

Either way, it makes walking around the city a bit magical when you spot little things that someone has done, little creative “improvements”.

This bike was leaning against the edge of the canal that runs through Camden Market. I leaned down to take this shot and it turns out the guy who owned it was standing there. He noticed me and said, “You like it?”
“I love it. Where did you get all the stamps?”
“You can just order big bags of them off eBay.”
“It’s great! Well done.”
“I’m here every Saturday to show it off,” he smiled jokingly and went on digging into his tin of whatever yummy market food looked good that day.

Bikes Not Bombs

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?


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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!


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


Did I mention funny mirrors and amusing quotes?