20 August 2017

Suitcase. Coppa Club + London Eye

After crashing hard and fast due to lack of sleep on my first day in town, by the next morning I was chomping at the bit to get out and explore my old stomping ground. The sense of familiarity even after being away a year is so incredibly overwhelming for me here in London. It really does feel like no time has passed at all. That I never left. That I still live here. That all is just as it was before.

That obviously means I'm home which is a comforting feeling.

What had changed however is a brand new little hotspot by the banks of the Thames near Tower Bridge - the Coppa Club. Elegantly decorated with pergolas and wisteria, it's hard not to fall in love with this bar, complete with waterfront views and perfect positioning.

We stopped by for a champagne at sunset, overlooking the bridge as it opened and closed to let the ships pass in and out of this glorious city.

Then we made a beeline for London's number one attraction - The Eye. Hating to seem like tourists but never one to pass up a good photography opportunity we jumped aboard and took in the sights just as the sun dipped below the horizon.

I hate tourist attractions as much as the next local but I must say the perspective from up here is wonderful on a clear day. I could see all the way to my old neighbourhood of Fulham, up to Hampstead and east to Whitechapel.

So much history, so much activity, so many people in what surely must be one of the densest cities in the world.

I can't tell you how good it is to be back...

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Photos by Krissie and @curioussophia.