People standing outside the entrance of Selfridges, London 7237South_Bank-344 Shakespeare painted as a mural onto the wall under the bridge - Southbank, London 7238North_Bank-224 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. The North Bank of London showing old and new buildings - seen from the South Bank 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 Royal Festival Hall, London's leading venue located on the banks of the River Thames at the heart of Southbank Centre 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 Hamleys - British multinational toy retailer in High Holburn, London. Red London bus. 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's South Bank the Millennium Bridge in foreground with the old and new London buildings underneath in background - on the River Thames. London bridge over the River Thames, looking at the Northbank, London. Entrance to Picadilly Underground, tube station, Picadilly Circus, London 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 Reflection of old buildings in modern glass building, central London Tourists with London police 'Bobbies'- with the Millennium Wheel - the Eye of London - in the Background 7237South_Bank-440 7231LondonAA-109 Waterloo Place - impressive building with Greek pedament and columns - triumphal way that connects Regent's Park with Pall Mall Community staff with police department Covent Garden Opera House - restaurant area London. Shakespeare's Globe is a world-renowned theatre, education centre, and cultural landmark, located on the bank of the River Thames in London, 7233London_evening-068 7231LondonAA-102 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. Carnaby Street - epicentre of culture and lifestyle in London's West End, Near Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus Picadilly Circus Newspaper stand West End Final - Middle East and US headline, London Red London telephone boxes Trafalgar Square by night - with Nelson's Column, and St Martins-in-the-Field and the Colisseum in the background Underground tube station exit, central London The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. London tube train car Tower Bridge and boats on the busy River Thames, London 7238North_Bank-203 Cars in The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London 7237South_Bank-243 7238North_Bank-222 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-026 Old and new buildings Central London 7225Kew-129 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!