Snapshots of the city ~ Chilly November

For me, November is the month where I try to get my head around the thought of the winter months ahead, shorter daylight hours and chilly temperatures. I dig out the winter wardrobe, pile on a few extra layers and tuck into my favourite warming meals (roast dinners and shepherds pie, yes please!). At the same time I cling on to those final autumnal moments and enjoy the city before winter takes its hold. As we’ve swiftly arrived at December, here are November’s snapshots of the city…

No one can deny the beauty of a good sunset and I can never resist capturing those perfect moments when the sun streams across the streets of London.


This month I’ve managed to enjoy a few sunny moments! From a walk across Wimbledon Common, between a dash to the underground after a catch up with friends in Covent Garden, after the end of a busy day in the office, and at the end of the weekend as I made my way home in Tooting.

But sunset isn’t the only time London can look stunning at this time of year. Down by Little Venice I took a lunchtime walk alongside the canal.


And when I had more time at the weekend I took a stroll around Greenwich Park and enjoyed this view after the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition.

You may be surprised to discover Tooting has its own picturesque places to enjoy when you’re looking for fresh air or a green space for a good run.


When I’m not enjoying the great outdoors, I’m still sipping on cappucinos and coffees. I made my second visit to Brickwood Coffee and Bread and my first to Southsider in Clapham.


I also enjoyed two cockail hours at the Purl pop-up in Balham and a good dose of caffiene from Brown’s of Brockley before hitting Brockley Market.

Where I enjoyed this tasty pizza from Van Dough.


As the month drew to an end I got into the American festive spirit celebrating Thanksgiving at Beard to Tail (where I must return for a plate of ribs and pulled pork!)


Amongst trying new things and enjoying old favourites, sights like this always stop me in my [running] tracks.


And I just had to pause on the commute home to take in the festive lights down Oxford Street, Christmas is on its way!!


A busy month in many ways! Although I’m afraid it has been a bit light on the blog this month whilst I manage things between work and life. But I’ve got some great ideas and plenty of new places to try so please bear with me! 🙂

How was your November? What are you looking forward to during festive December?

Don’t forget you can follow all of my daily snapshots of the city on instagram @ThisCityLifeLdn.

1 Comment

  1. December 4, 2013 / 11:55 am

    November was a pretty good month in London. The weather was mild & I loved seeing all the lights go up around the city. I am looking forward to starting a new job & celebrating with friends & family for Christmas in December. I can’t wait!