Hello Lovely People and welcome back to a new Hello London blogpost!
How are you holding up the second wave of lockdown? I hope you are all doing well! To me, this lockdown feels less intense than the first one. I suppose my mind and body got used to the current situation and I am trying to make the best out of it. One thing that helped me during these months, is a long walk. Each walk I am quite amazed that I discover new things to see or maybe it is just the same things from a different perspective. Either way, I just love walking around and seeing architecture in different lights and seasons.
During one of my many walks, I came across this beautiful courtyard surrounded by an art gallery and some other beautiful buildings. The Barbican, a beautiful church and the Guildhall Art Gallery. The yard is beautiful, it reminds of a random white square in Spain. The gallery houses art of the city of London. It is quite small if you compare it with the National Gallery. Nevertheless, art in this gallery is on point. It is definitely worth a visit when you pop into London when everything is back to the new normal.
The Church on this courtyard has a Gothic feel to it. I would love to see the inside one day.
A suggestion for a walk to see some great architecture is around Liverpool Street Station. The buildings, the structure and materials used for these buildings in this area is just a sight for sore eyes.
Most buildings are offices and it has a corporate vibe to it. I like that between the massive building you will find some cute houses and even a church. It is definitely a place to wander around. Tip for you is to take a break in Spitalfield market. There are lots of stands with food, coffee and fresh bread. You will find a lot of creative gifts here. During lockdown maybe not, but the walk is worth it anytime.
I hope you enjoyed a piece of London at home. See you on the next one.