People standing outside the entrance of Selfridges, London Red London telephone boxes Tower Bridge and boats on the busy River Thames, London 7237South_Bank-440 7238North_Bank-203 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 Underground tube station exit, central London Newspaper stand West End Final - Middle East and US headline, London 7231LondonAA-026 7225Kew-129 Reflection of old buildings in modern glass building, 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 Hamleys - British multinational toy retailer in High Holburn, London. Red London bus. Shakespeare's Globe is a world-renowned theatre, education centre, and cultural landmark, located on the bank of the River Thames in London, Old and new buildings Central London The North Bank of London showing old and new buildings - seen from the South Bank Tourists with London police 'Bobbies'- with the Millennium Wheel - the Eye of London - in the Background Waterloo Place - impressive building with Greek pedament and columns - triumphal way that connects Regent's Park with Pall Mall The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Carnaby Street - epicentre of culture and lifestyle in London's West End, Near Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus 7237South_Bank-243 Cars in The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London Royal Festival Hall, London's leading venue located on the banks of the River Thames at the heart of Southbank Centre Covent Garden Opera House - restaurant area London. 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 Community staff with police department 7238North_Bank-222 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. 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. Picadilly Circus 7231LondonAA-109 London bridge over the River Thames, looking at the Northbank, 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 7231LondonAA-102 7233London_evening-068 Entrance to Picadilly Underground, tube station, Picadilly Circus, London 7238North_Bank-224 London's South Bank the Millennium Bridge in foreground with the old and new London buildings underneath in background - on the River Thames. Trafalgar Square by night - with Nelson's Column, and St Martins-in-the-Field and the Colisseum in the background 7237South_Bank-344 7230Hamptom_Court-068 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. Shakespeare painted as a mural onto the wall under the bridge - Southbank, London 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!