Canary Wharf and Greenwich (pronounced gren-ich) are officially my new favorite places in all of London. Canary Wharf is smack in the middle of London’s new financial district (with the names JP Morgan and Bank of America towering the streets), but it doesn’t carry the stressful vibes of a financial district (such as NYC’s Wall Street), because it’s right next to this huge body of water.
Greenwich is even more wonderful. It takes you away the city of London, into this cute, open, spacey, clean and beautiful village. There is a lot of open space and rolling green hills. It reminds me of everything summery and picnic-ky, even though it was still 50 degrees.
I was blessed to go during one of those rare #sunny days. I’m talking blinding sun and 50 degree weather (so many cali vibes). I found my favorite museum so far (National Maritime Museum, where I finally understood what the East India Company was all about) and found the 0 degree longitude line. This is a must see for everyone coming to London. What once used to be a forest for Kings to hunt deer in, is now a sanctuary for those who want to leave the hustle and bustle of the city.