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Finding scrapbooking inspiration in London

Seven Dials London

I may have grown up in the countryside, as we say it now – or hicksville as we said it then – but I am truly a city girl. Whenever I find myself somewhere that runs at a slower pace I have trouble adjusting. The overwhelming nature of so many things going on and so many people milling about…that is exactly what I love about cities!

This week I took my camera along to a place I find myself often: Seven Dials. It’s much quieter here than Oxford Street but has the most amazing selection of shoe stores and vintage boutiques and a good helping of Japanese fashion too.
Seven Dials London
Seven Dials London
Seven Dials London

Plus the best place to get freshly roasted coffee beans in the West End – Monmouth.
Seven Dials London

This little neighbourhood is the same place where I have ordered coffee next to Dave Grohl, bumped into Nigel Slater and had a minor freakout when passing Evanna Lynch (better known as Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter films). And the people watching is only part of the fun!

Plus, it’s amazing how many people come to Covent Garden and don’t realise that Seven Dials is mere steps away.

Covent Garden London

Though I could see why Covent Garden might be enough to hold your attention. Especially if you want to, you know, eat cupcakes, listen to opera and photograph bunting all at the same time.

What do you find inspiring in your neighbourhood?

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17 April 2010



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5 Comments for Finding scrapbooking inspiration in London

  1. nan.sinclair Says:

    I love the blurred effect on your photos

    x

  2. Judi Says:

    Mostly trees. We are at the top of a hill at the very edge of town and don’t have to walk far to end up in a wood. Just now our town is abundantly covered in daffodils. There is a sea of yellow everywhere you drive. Glenrothes is glorious in the spring.

  3. Kirsty Smith Says:

    Total snap – I’ve scrapping pictures of the Covent Garden bunting this week!

  4. katrina thomas Says:

    I don’t think I’ve even heard of seven dials before and I’ve been to Covent Garden so many times.
    Around here it would be the canal and the glorious canal boats but I seem to take very few photos (and develop even less) which makes scrapbooking a wannabe hobby rather than a real one.

  5. Katy Says:

    I wandered through Seven Dials yesterday on the way to Fopp! It also has Neal’s Yard Dairy in it, which is all good by me. I am inspired by the Temple Gardens and the way they change throughout the year – at the moment there is such a beautiful magnolia tree.

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