25 January, 2015

SEEING LONDON FROM A DIFFERENT VIEW


What's the best building you've been up to? One of mine was going up the Twin Towers in Malaysia, the view was stunning! In London, you can see the skyline from so many amazing buildings including The Shard, The Gerkin and The Heron Tower.

Another interesting landmark is the The ArcelorMittal Orbit, which was built to mark the legacy of the 2012 Olympic. You can go up the spiral sculpture and check out the London skyline 20 miles away. My friend invited me along to explore the Orbit, which is the UK's tallest landmark at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, we were lucky too with the clear skies. Misty London wouldn't of looked so good high up!


We took the lift up 80 meters and took in the panoramic views, it was freezing on the outside deck but worth it for a few minutes!
 

It was such a clear, bright and beautiful day, perfect weather to spot London's landmarks.


Concave mirrors to see yourself upside down!

 
It was also the Year of the Bus Sculpture weekend, so we got the chance to see 60 New Routemaster buses on display. They've all been designed by well known artists and we got to see them before they get auctioned off for charity. They'll be there until the 3rd February if you want to pop down and have a look. Here are some of my favourites designs!


The ArcelorMittal Orbit is open Mon-Sun 10-4pm, you can buy tickets in advance on line for £11.95. It's also a short walk from Westfields shopping centre, so you can do some shopping afterwards!


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19 comments

  1. That looks like such a cool place!! I haven't been in London yet, which is a shame living in Cork and only a plane away. But I'm changing that this year! I have a concert in June there and will probably take the opportunity to stay some days and enjoy the city. And the shopping, let's be real here.

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  2. Summer Whittaker25 January 2015 at 17:30

    I now want to go! This looks awesome, and you're pictures do it justice!


    Love, Summer.
    www.lifeassummer.com

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  3. What a nice day, and awesome luck with the weather! I love when you share little bits of London and days out. I believe the tallest building I've been on must be the Empire State Building :)

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  4. This looks like such a fun thing to do, and the view was amazing!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  5. Ohh you'll love it here! Make the most of it when you come over....AKA get that shopping list ready haha.

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  6. It's a great excursion! Thanks Summer :)

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  7. I know, was really lucky with the weather! Oh wow bet the view is amazing in NY!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful pictures! The view is amazing x

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  9. Wow beautiful pictures, the tallest building I've been up is the Empire State Building it was amazing!

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  10. Oh yeah! Luckily my boyfriend also likes browsing shops. And even if he's not specially fond of makeup stores (haha), he supports me. And sometimes brings me a basket to put my stuff in it.


    If you have any recommendations of not-so-usual places we shouldn't miss, or places to eat, I'm all eyes!

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  11. He sounds like a good chap ;)



    Oh yes! The not so touristy hot spots - great food places around Shoreditch East London or Soho in Central London. Some of my faves Wahaca (Mexican) Sticks n Sushi (Sushi), Shoryu (Japanese Ramen), Chotto Matte (Japanese Peruvian).



    Fun places to check out - Carnaby Street, beauty boutiques and quirky fashion. Selfridges, Tate Modern.....(oops sorry info overload!)

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  12. Thanks Lizzie! I would love to go to New York, bet it was amazing! xx

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  13. Oh no, no worries! I really appreciate all the info I can get; thank you so much!. I still have time until June to look into all that and plan a bit!! :))

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  14. Ah this is really cool, I haven't seen much about this - definitely need to take a trip out east. We went up the walkie talkie last week which was fab! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  15. What a stunning view and the floral buses are too cute! Hmm..I think the tallest building I've been up is the Sears Tower in Chicago!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  16. I didn't know about it either but it's a nice trip out! Ohh I just looked up that building it looks so good, I want to check out the restaurant and the garden in there! x

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