London is the place

London is the place I’ve lived for nearly 10 years, the place where I met my fiancé and where I met my best friend. London is the place where my son was born. London is the place where I fell in love with theatre, and in doing so, where I met some of the most amazing friends.

London is the place that gave me independence when I moved away from home. London is the place I went to university, and where I got my first job, and where I still work now.

London is the place where we bought our first home, our lovely flat in Dulwich, surrounded by beautiful parks where I can take Dougie for picnics. London is the place where I’ll be getting married later this year, surrounded by our friends and family.

London is the place where Harry Potter gets the train to Hogwarts from, and where Sherlock solves crimes. London is where Mary Poppins flew in to, and where the Artful Dodger pickpocketed.

London is the place filled with museums, galleries, theatres and world-famous landmarks, sites people travel from all over the world to see. London is the place where the Olympics were held in 2012, and the place where I sat and watched Andy Murray win Wimbledon. London is the place with one of the greatest marathons in the world.

London is the place I’m raising my son, the city where I will take him on trains and tubes, and take him to see the famous sites, where we can sit on the London Eye, go to football matches and concerts.

London is the place where people come together, and we’ll continue to do so.

London is the place I call home.

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  • Robyn Unsworth

    This is beautiful! Having lived in London all my life up until last year, it’s definitely a place I will always call home and I worked with you in this beautiful city!

  • Aww this is really beautifully written, Helen – like a poem! There is something really special about London and you should be proud to call it your home! <3 xxx

  • Chloe

    Ah Helen I absolutely adored this, it literally gave me goosebumps! You write about London so passionately, and rightly so; it is such an amazing place! xx

  • London is such a great city! So vibrant, tolerant and beautiful! There is so much to do and see! I absolutely agree with everything you said! Such a beautiful post! xx corinne

  • Kathryn Whittaker

    I love this post so much! I actually feel quite teary reading it because it’s such a lovely celebration of a fabulous city. There is so much to be discovered in London, not only in places but also in yourself as a person. I love London. This is just what we all need to see after the atrocities seen in the Terrorist attack from the weekend. Thank you! 🙂 xx

  • EmmZeeBee

    It sounds like you love your home of London very much! I can’t even imagine what it’s like living in London because I lived in the countryside all my life until 3 years ago (I live in a small Norfolk town now). I am still yet to visit London, but I will one day 🙂

  • Beautiful post! I can tell how much you love London and I can see why. Unfortunately I’ve never visited it but it’s at the top of my travel list. xx

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  • Lea H

    Just a really beautiful post and so well written. I totally get why you love London so much. I come back every year for a short holiday as it’s just such a beautiful city .
    Lea, xx

  • This is such a lovely, moving tribute to your home city. London is so much more than the victim of terror attacks, and the people of London are showing the rest of the world exactly how to stand tall in the face of cowardly attempts to tear down what’s great about it.


  • Lolita “Lolitambonita” Bonita

    this is do moving such a great tribute to a wondeful city. I have many fond memories in London and it will always hold a place in my heart! x
    Lola Mia //

  • Natasha

    A lovely post and beautifully written. A wonderful tribute to London ❤️

  • I live on the edge but when I go to the inner city man is it a great place! Lovely post!

    Vanessa x

  • London is definitely the best city in the world!

  • Steph – Wanderlust Pulse

    London is the place where I made an incredible friend 10 years ago this year x

  • Ellis Woolley

    Beautiful post Helen. I don’t live in London but like many I stand with everyone within the UK and we will fight this madness together. The UK is our home!
    Ellis x //

  • London is the best city! x

    Alice Anne // Annie Writes Beauty

  • Kate

    This post nearly brought me to tears… A perfect post, encapturing everything that is amazing about London. Wonderfully written in the face of such awful events.

    Kate x

  • Sharon Reid

    Stunning photos! I don’t live very far from London and worked there for a number of years. It’s such a beautiful city, I’ll try and visit when I get the opportunity.

    Sharon xx

  • Sarah Dean

    Beautiful post and love your pictures! I’m so in love with London. 🙂

    Sarah xx

  • marclamberts

    Oh this really moved me! London has a special place in my heart, even though I’m Dutch haha. It holds so many memories for me and can I just say that your blogphotography is amazing. Great post!

    Marc |