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Visiting London? Then this is for you…

Top 100 places in London

A word cloud of the Top 100 places in London

If there is anything that can make me even more excited about science, then it must be to get involved with it. The more active I get, the more I like it… but enough with the introductions! This semester, as part of an assignment for the university, I did a small survey to find out the most popular places in London and I wanted to share it with you. I think the results are quite interesting.

About 50 people
More than 270 answers

Here is the full list: Top 100 places in London

P.S. I would like to thank anyone that participated to the survey for their valuable help.

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StockMKT at Kingston Marketplace

Today it was my first official walk alone with my favourite DSLR camera.

And there was this event happening in Kingston Town, called The StockMKT (http://www.thestockmkt.com/). As it seems, it was an open market at Kingston’s Marketplace. So I decided to check what it was all about, and I’m posting some of the pictures I got. Hope you enjoy them and don’t judge me, I’m still a newbie noob.

 

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Boat Party

Today I went to my first boat party, on the river.

the boat

The boat that we partied on.

I have to admit that this was one of the coolest things I have done for quite a long time. The boat started its route from Kingston’s “Turks Pier”, went all the way up to Richmond, then all the way down to Hampton court and then back to Kingston at night. The whole thing started at 7 and finished around 11 o’clock, so four hours of partying on a boat.. not bad.

At first everyone was excited about being on a boat party, on Thames, and the sun was still up so we were all enjoying the view, but around 8 the food appeared so everyone disappeared.

the inside lower floor of the boat

The inside lower floor of the boat, where there were all the seatings.

Around 9 I was still outside wondering where everyone went, when I went inside on the upper floor only to find out there was a real party going on. Loud disco music, 80’s red, blue and green lights all over the ceiling and everyone was dancing their ass off! And we kept dancing for another two hours…

 

It was clearly one of the best parties ever.

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Cambridge vs Oxford

After being to Oxford twice I’ve been dying to go to Cambridge as well, only to be able to actually compare these two and see which side I’m choosing. Yesterday, after a lot of effort to overcome the obstacles that have been raised (bloody money), we finally made it there and I’m so happy we did. Don’t get me wrong, Oxford is beautiful and I hate everyone that lives there just for being able to be there.. But I think I’m more of a Cambridge person. The universities were enormous and beautiful and mostly there was so much green over there! The garden in the back of Trinity College was simply the best.

P1110895bBut, silly me, I think what got me the most was the Jerwood Library. It’s stupid I know, it’s not like it’s something old or beautiful or anything, but I loved this window seat, next to the bridge, in front of the river. I actually wish I could be there right now, while writing this post, lying on this bed, looking outside the window and facing the beautiful view.

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Gotta love London at night..

As I always say, if you love London in the morning, then you’ve got to adore it at night. The lights, the colours, the music, the crazy bloody drunk people.. Everything is so awesome! Every time we’re getting of on Waterloo Station during the evening, when there’s no day light out, I’m enjoying every corner of this city more than I could imagine. Especially when you’ re near the river, watching Big Ben and London eye and the whole riverside.. Ah, you really gotta love London at night.

 

P.S. These are some photos Peter got on St. Patrick’s Day in London. I loved them. I hope you do as well.

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Take me to Iceland and noone will get hurt.

Attention: This post is only to complain about not having fulfilled my dream yet, and has no real purpose. Anyone that looks for something interesting should go somewhere else.. Shou shou

Iceland

Iceland

These last days I’m in a travelling mood, so I remembered my last flaming desire to go to Iceland and watch Aurora Borealis in person. It’s been quite a while since I went to this lecture talking about it, but I still can’t get it out of my head. Since I was a child I loved astronomy, and the colours of this phenomenon seemed always such a dreamy thing to watch. When I realised, Iceland is only 150 pounds away from my dream-come-true, I was pooping my pants about it, but unfortunately I haven’t made it there yet as this semester in England has been proven so expensive. Continue reading

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Crooked Houses in England

What’s the matter with the crooked houses in England? I have already seen two of them (one at Windsor and one at Canterbury) and I know there’s one at Birmingham as well. Is it a chain store? Is it just a trend? Whatever it is, it’s really cool.

“A very old house bulging out over the road… leaning forward, trying to see who was passing on the narrow pavement below…” C. Dicken’s