Hi, and welcome to my blog. Currently I’m doing my Masters at City, University of London in (you guessed it) London.
I’ve lived in London for a year earlier while I was doing my undergrad studies. It’s a great city, but can be awfully large for a girl from a small country (Norway). But the city hosts some of my favourite things like football matches, art + history museums and film festivals. So for sure there is a lot more I can do here compared to what I can back home.
So let me tell you what I’ve been up to in my first few weeks in London.
Me and my friend, Christina, in front of Tait Britain last Sunday.
The Lady of Shalott
My favourite museum. Mostly because it contains works from some of my favourite British Painters.
My personal favourite is The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse. It’s feels very cliché trying to describe how you feel about art, but what I really like about this painting is the mood, the colours and her expression. Also, if you read the poem you will also see the tragedy behind the painting. I don’t know why but I just like depressing art.
I’m also a big fan of Ophelia by John Everett Millais. The Lady of Shalott was actually inspired by this painting.
In addition to this I went to an exhibition called Queer British Art. I really fell in love with Laura Knight’s Self Portrait with Nude and Henry Scott Tuke’s A Bathing Group.
There are a lot of great restaurants in London. My new favourite is called The Real Greek and is (as you can guess by the name) a Greek restaurant in Soho. I think there might be a few other The Real Greek restaurants elsewhere in London as well.
The classic telephone-kiosk photo
Skyline view from Hampstead Heath
My friend Sophie and me in front of Buckingham Palace
One of my favourite things to do once in a while is to actually go sightseeing. Even though you live in a city, it’s actually quite rare that you go and see the tourist sights. And for sure there are a lot of great places to see in London. Even though I’ve seen them before I think it’s always fun to go and have a look again.
I guess I’ll be quite busy with uni in the weeks to come. But up until now I’ve manages to go for some runs in different parks, go to the cinema and been out and about with some friends.
Do you have some London must-do’s?