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Dispatches from London: My 10 Favorite Photos from my Four Months in London

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For my final post of 2014, I wanted to show off some of the photos I took around London since I arrived in September. These are some of my favorite moments from my adventures around the city the last few months. Thanks for welcoming me so wonderfully to Londontopia, and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

My first night in London on Baker Street.


Capturing Big Ben on a walk over Westminster Bridge.


The view from my temporary dorm room in Marylebone.


A tradition red telephone box near Number 10 Downing Street.


Wall art at Camden Lock Market.


Beautiful souvenir pocket watches in Camden.


A gorgeous sunset on the Southbank.


The WWI memorial with poppies at the Tower of London.


Tasty Indian Food at Borough Market.


The view of London from Hampstead.


Watch out for more posts in 2015, and make sure you subscribe to my travel blog, Wandering Grad, for more photos and posts about my London life.

Samantha O'Brochta
Author: Samantha O'Brochta

Samantha was formerly an expat in London in 2014/15 before moving to New York City, where she can be found blogging and taking photographs for her site Some Call Me Adventurous. Samantha has an affinity for traveling the world, watching BBC shows, making people laugh, dancing alone in her room, dressing fashionably, and attempting to make Pinterest crafts with disastrous end results.


  1. Lovely photos but why do Americans obbsess about uisng the first person. 14 times in about 100 words. Hope your life continuous to be a rich and interesting experience.

    • Better question for you, Ian: why feel the need to criticize her writing style? It IS a blog about what SHE is doing and what SHE is seeing. Should it be in the third person?

      “Samantha walked along a bridge, and Samantha took a picture.”

      Perhaps a more colorful way of expressing it?

      “The clock jumped out from behind the bridge, imprinting itself on the camera’s lens!”

      I mean, what the hell do you want other than to be a stereotypical snooty Brit?

  2. Have been following your posts since you began. You’re doing a brilliant job. I look forward to the new year. Thanks for bringing back wonderful memories.

  3. Love the photos. They really give you the “feel” of London. Have you tried the cheese sandwiches at Burroughs market yet? yum!!!

  4. my daughter just started her semester abroad at Kings college, she loves her first week there. I will forward your article to her. thank you

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