spiders-photos:

For me, the sun always shines on Tower Bridge. :)

spiders-photos:

For me, the sun always shines on Tower Bridge. :)

guardian:

What is it like to live on Britain’s most expensive street?
London’s Kensington Palace Gardens is the most expensive address in the UK - the average property value of £41m. Its vast mansions are a symbol of the growing gulf between ordinary people and the super-rich. Our reporter tries to meet the locals
Pictured: Kensington Palace Gardens … so quiet you can hear birdsong. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images
Correction: The average property value is £41m, not a cheap £14m as previously stated. 

It’s a really nice street to walk down. I used to use it as a shortcut from my apartment to Kensington High Street.

guardian:

What is it like to live on Britain’s most expensive street?

London’s Kensington Palace Gardens is the most expensive address in the UK - the average property value of £41m. Its vast mansions are a symbol of the growing gulf between ordinary people and the super-rich. Our reporter tries to meet the locals

Pictured: Kensington Palace Gardens … so quiet you can hear birdsong. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Correction: The average property value is £41m, not a cheap £14m as previously stated. 

It’s a really nice street to walk down. I used to use it as a shortcut from my apartment to Kensington High Street.

Yes, London is an unfriendly city – and long may it stay that way

Stuart Heritage (via guardian)

Disagree! I can’t tell you how many time people were unnecessarily rude to me. After a while it really wore on me and I got upset a lot. I couldn’t understand why strangers were so mean to me for no reason. When I came home to America I began as being exceedingly wary of the friendliness. I feel like now months later I have finally healed.

guardian

streeteraser:

Brick Lane, London

This is fun!

streeteraser:

Brick Lane, London

This is fun!

streeteraser:

Brick Lane, London

Lol!

streeteraser:

Brick Lane, London

Lol!

submariet:

impostoradult:

youknowyourebritishwhen:

Queen leaves couple stunned after Her Majesty accepts wedding invitation at Manchester town hall.
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/guest-of-honour-queen-leaves-couple-685253

I’d like to think that’s exactly the sort of stunt I’d pull if I were the Queen of anything.

Queen Just Glad To Be Invited To Something Normal For Once
Queen Totally Fine With It If You Just Want To Go For Kebab Sometime
Just Drop Queen A Line
Queen Is Just Saying

submariet:

impostoradult:

youknowyourebritishwhen:

Queen leaves couple stunned after Her Majesty accepts wedding invitation at Manchester town hall.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/guest-of-honour-queen-leaves-couple-685253

I’d like to think that’s exactly the sort of stunt I’d pull if I were the Queen of anything.

Queen Just Glad To Be Invited To Something Normal For Once

Queen Totally Fine With It If You Just Want To Go For Kebab Sometime

Just Drop Queen A Line

Queen Is Just Saying

asifthisisme:

Gay marriage finally legal in England.
Rainbow flag over British government offices to celebrate today. A good day.

asifthisisme:

Gay marriage finally legal in England.
Rainbow flag over British government offices to celebrate today. A good day.

however-whatever-whenever:

Downton Abbey filming March 29. from instagram

however-whatever-whenever:

Downton Abbey filming March 29. from instagram

gasoline-station:

Spring Forest

by Francesco Draisci

Like giant poppy flowers (3.5m), a surreal red and pink forest of thin poles topped by 100 umbrellas, marked an urban-green spot (5m x 10m) in St James’ Church Garden in Clerkenwell, offering shaded comfort, away from the city frantic pace.Symbolising urban transformation and the awakening of spring, red foam-clad scaffolding components formed a glamorous example of reversible public environment.”

Love this

vintageblackglamour:

The Divine One herself, Sarah Vaughan was born 90 years ago today in Newark, New Jersey. In this 1960 photo (Getty) she is on tour in London.

vintageblackglamour:

The Divine One herself, Sarah Vaughan was born 90 years ago today in Newark, New Jersey. In this 1960 photo (Getty) she is on tour in London.

artchipel:

Halley Docherty aka Shystone (UK) - 18th-century London paintings meet Google Street View

In a fine example of the changing faces of a city and the ways we document our surroundings, Halley Docherty aka Shystone has taken 18th and 19th-century paintings of London and superimposed them on to present-day Google Street View screenshots, making a collage of London then and now. Originally commissioned by Guardian Cities, artist’s latest collages remixed some well known historical paintings of city scenes around the world, from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg and Tokyo to New York, superimposed on to Google Street View. (src. Guardian Cities) Shystone’s work offers a fascinating reminder that we are always living among the past.

[more Halley Docherty aka Shystone | artist found at jaiblog]

Notting Hill, London

harmity:

potentially:

Manchester by collinquinn on Flickr

vintage/nature blog