London day trip 20th Jan 2018 Part 3: Lumere Festival

The festival continues tonight and tomorrow (Sun 21st).

Leicester Square

China town

Piccadilly Circus

Only time been there without traffic (traffic had been barred due to the events).

Trafalgar Square

Top of the London eye, is in the background.

Granary Square / Lewis Cubit Park / Kings Cross

There was a great effect over Granary Square with blue lights, which made it look like there was a blue mist floating over the Square.

The top picture is Lewis Cubit Park which actually looks better in photo than in real life. In real life the flowers were just white but in the photo the lights have given the flowers; their colour.

Bird cage has a swing in the centre.

London Day Trip 20th Jan 2018 Part 2: Arrival, Granary Square, Reagent Canal and the House of Illustration

I had never been to the area around Reagent canal/ Granary Square before, but it is only 5minutes from Kings Cross / St Pancreas and it’s area worth remembering.

The canal is meant to be a lovely place to walk on a sunny day. But it is not a sunny day, it is a grey, wet, January day.

Also for a sunny day like the sound of Ruby Violet ice creams (for future reference it is between Waitrose and the House of illustrations.

I scoped our some of Lumere sites for later.

I went in the House of Illustrations; it did not take long to get round. I went round twice to try and get more value out of £8.25 entry fee and because when I went in my phone battery was flat, but the ladies at the entrance was letting me charge. When I collected my phone which was 18% charged the lady mentioned, I should get a portable charger; I remembered I have a portable charger which not used yet but would be perfect for days out.

The house of illustrations had a gallery dedicated to Quentin Blake who I most found my think of because he illustrated Roald Dahl books.

After the House of Illustrations, I thought about going to a the canal museum but that was £5 so I decided to leave for a day when had more time / had not already spent £8.25 on a museum. Another reason to revisit the area after the Lumere festival tonight is that a old building is being restored to create a shopping centre. But not a mall; independent artisan shops, I imagine it to be like the shops around Camden; it is to be called Coal Drops and due to open October 2018.