Trafalgar Square by night - with Nelson's Column, and St Martins-in-the-Field and the Colisseum in the background Red London telephone boxes 7231LondonAA-102 Covent Garden Opera House - restaurant area London. 7237South_Bank-243 Carnaby Street - epicentre of culture and lifestyle in London's West End, Near Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus Cars in The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London 7230Hamptom_Court-068 The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Shakespeare's Globe is a world-renowned theatre, education centre, and cultural landmark, located on the bank of the River Thames in London, 7225Kew-129 7231LondonAA-026 7237South_Bank-344 Tower Bridge and boats on the busy River Thames, London 7238North_Bank-224 The North Bank of London showing old and new buildings - seen from the South Bank Community staff with police department Hamleys - British multinational toy retailer in High Holburn, London. Red London bus. London's South Bank the Millennium Bridge in foreground with the old and new London buildings underneath in background - on the River Thames. Reflection of old buildings in modern glass building, central London People standing outside the entrance of Selfridges, London 7238North_Bank-203 Underground tube station exit, central London Mechanicals sorkings of The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. London bridge over the River Thames, looking at the Northbank, London. The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Famous Picadilly Circus -Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster. It was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly. In this context, a circus, from the Latin word meaning "circle", is a round open space at a street junction. 7231LondonAA-109 7237South_Bank-440 Old and new buildings Central London St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in London, United Kingdom, which, as the cathedral of the Bishop of London, serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London and is a Grade I listed buildingArchitects: Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor Oxford Street is a major road in the City of Westminster in the West End of London, running from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch via Oxford Circus. It is Europe's busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors, and as of 2012 had approximately 300 shops. London tube train car Carnaby Street is a pedestrianised shopping street in Soho in the City of Westminster, Central London. Close to Oxford Street and Regent Street, it is home to fashion and lifestyle retailers, including many independent fashion boutiques Tourists with London police 'Bobbies'- with the Millennium Wheel - the Eye of London - in the Background Royal Festival Hall, London's leading venue located on the banks of the River Thames at the heart of Southbank Centre Waterloo Place - impressive building with Greek pedament and columns - triumphal way that connects Regent's Park with Pall Mall Entrance to Picadilly Underground, tube station, Picadilly Circus, London Shakespeare painted as a mural onto the wall under the bridge - Southbank, London Picadilly Circus Newspaper stand West End Final - Middle East and US headline, London 7233London_evening-068 The Millennium Bridge is a beautiful pedestrian bridge that connects St Pauls to the Tate Modern. From the bridge, there are excellent views of the river 7238North_Bank-222 Europe, TravelLondon “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” Although Dr. Samuel Johnson wrote this in 1777, it is evidently still true. My link to London is special – as it still is with many South Africans with English and Scots ancestry. As children we were always conscious of the Royal Family – and the lovely things that came from England. Is it surprising that I went to the Queen’s Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees and to the wedding of Diana and Charles – and any other good excuse demanding a visit? And the English ‘do celebrations’ like no one else! Think of the Olympics 2012! My first visit at age 12 with my parents and sister, Jill was everything – wonder, excitement, a sense of history and the green (vegetation that is)! I saw my first Shakespeare ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ done in traditional style at the Aldwych and was an immediate devotee – a love that remains! Jill and I were thrilled to go – on our own – to ‘HAIR’, there was Trooping the Colour, boating up the River Thames, the shops, galleries, theater (among them Sadler’s Wells where my mother performed as a dancer), pubs, on and on – just magnificent exposure that intensified my love for London. And the feast of photo possibilities does not hurt!