The Mayor’s view

Years of hard work do pay off, these days I am often invited to events held in what I can only describe as rather ‘fabulous’ places. My idea of a fabulous is a place that visually takes my breath away.
I know I wax lyrical about London and my love of this metropolis so whilst I believe I know it pretty well (which I do, of coruse :))  there are always new places, new buildings, new cafes and new views to explore.
So this week I was invited to a meeting at City Hall, 9th floor to be precise, the floor with the view!!

London had gone from winter to summer in the space of a day, it was a sizzling 25c, (which us Londoners really consider as summer) and the streets were positively pulsating, especially Thames side- who wouldn’t want to take a stroll along the river on a hot sunny eve?
Following some security questions and having had my bags checked I headed up to the 9th floor of City Hall. I’m quite sure that London’s Mayor Boris Johnson never tires of the view from this, his ‘office’, it is quite some view and certainly thrilled me.

The main problem was trying to concentrate on the meeting whilst wanting to hang-out on the balcony and London gaze.

Tower Bridge during golden hour:

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The ever changing skyline of the City of London, this is one spectacular view:

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The Tower of London still holds it’s own, surrounded by it’s modern ‘neighbours’:

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The tallest ‘kid’ on the block, London’s The Shard towers over the South side of the Thames:

 

 

 

 

 

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And finally, yours truly, loving the view ( and the sunshine):

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Checking the progress in the City of London

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Quite time in the City of London was the perfect opportunity for me to go and check out the progress.. so much construction going on, so many wonderful new modern buildings springing up. With the City of London virtually dormant over the festive season, I saw this as my time to ‘inspect’ the new buildings up close and re-visit the old markets and cobbled streets. I ended up at the Thames to view the now complete, open and spectacular Shard and down river to the very old and equally spectacular London Bridge.. with it’s Christmas lights on.  I know I have said this so, so many times but there’s nothing quite like London!