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London Photo Diary


I always wanted to go to London. So when I found out I’d be traveling to London with River Island, a hot British fashion brand new to SA, I was over the moon!

There was a lot I wanted to see, but there just wasn’t enough time to see it all. However, I did manage to squeeze in a few sights, a traditionally Brit Fish & Chips din-din and some shopping!

The highlight of my trip no doubt, was visiting the River Island headquarters (check out my post and video here) and also attending their “RIxmas14” – Christmas in July press preview – which I’ll show you guys more of next week.

For today’s post, I wanted to share a small photo diary of my trip. Going through these pics makes me want to go back all over again!




London is such a buzzing, beautiful place. Even walking the streets is an amazing sight seeing experience!

I love the old buildings, the fact that people walk – I’ve never walked so much in my life! And just the atmosphere in general.



One of the things I really wanted to see was the “Coco Chanel Lampposts”. I read about the legend of these, I think in Camilla Morton’s, “How to Walk in High Heels” and remember thinking I have to see that.

Apparently back in the 1920’s, the Duke of Westminster had such an obsession with Gabrielle Chanel, that he ordered her infamous double C logo adorn all the Lampposts in the city of Westminster. And everywhere you look, the Logo is there.

I took hundreds of pics of these, and I’m pretty sure people must’ve thought I was bananas.

I just loved seeing such a beautiful, romantic gesture from nearly 100 years ago still standing.





The one sight on my “list” was Kensington Palace Gardens. A friend tagged a pic of the gardens on my Instagram and I had, had, had to see it.

I admit, I was a little nervous going on the tube (all by myself self-conscious lonesome) and not sure exactly what I was going do there alone, but it turned out to be a great idea. I just wished I brought along my big boy camera as every turn was a picture perfect moment.

It was a scorching hot day and the park leading up to the palace gardens was packed with people enjoying the sunshine. The palace gardens are a must see. You will literally want to spend all day there just admiring the beautiful outdoors.

I spent a good few hours there and enjoyed a yummy ice cream to beat the heat. A pair of flip flops and shorts (instead of my ballet flats and jeans) and a picnic blanket would’ve made it a perfect day.








London, I love you and I’m coming back for more!

A big, huge, massive thanks to River Island, Edcon and Phatic Communications for making it all possible – who says a girl’s dreams can’t come true?

Dimi Ingle
Dimi Ingle

Dimi is the founder, editor and creative force behind StyleScoop. She curates the very best of fashion, beauty, travel, decor and lifestyle, every day, right here!

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  1. Mellie
    August 4, 2014 / 8:18 pm

    Nice photos! Looks very inviting must say!

  2. Annie
    August 5, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    I am amazed with your trip! Lucky you!! I find the Chanel logo on the landposts legend so interesting!

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