Do You Think London Is Grey?


If you think London is grey, then think twice! I´m going to prove to you that London is a  Do You Think London Is Grey?
colourful place
. This is part of the WordPress Weekly Writing Challenge. I couldn´t pick up a specific colour. London´s got many! Ready, steady, go!

First, it is true that London isn´t the sunniest cities in the world. On rainy days like yesterday, the weather might lead to that grey, gloomy state we hate. Even the Thames looks greyish on a sunny day.

Do You Think London Is Grey? - The Thames

Precisely for this reason, those who live here have learnt to cope with it in different ways. In terms of colours, I can see two main ones:

  1. Colours on clothes, window shops, lights, etc.
  2. Colour on humour.

Shop windows. I just love shop windows in London, especially Selfridges.

Do You Think London Is Grey? - Selfridges 1 Do You Think London Is Grey? - Selfridges 2

Do You Think London Is Grey? - Selfridges 3

In terms of clothes, we have the choice of being classic and safe… Or not…

                                Do You Think London Is Grey? - Gothic Lolita. Do You Think London Is Grey? - London Fashion Week

I reckon that both points I mentioned above overlap quite often. Humour is present everywhere. Have you ever seen whispering shop windows? What about the signs below at a parking space near Brick Lane? They are not for cars.

Do You Think London Is Grey? - Whispering windows at Selfridges  Do You Think London Is Grey? - Parking1 Do You Think London Is Grey? - Parking2 Do You Think London Is Grey? - Parking3

Do you think that `serious´ businesses don´t have a sense of humour? Think twice! This is a picture of a real estate agent office near Old Street as it exists today. The sense of humour of the people who work there must be huge.

Do You Think London Is Grey? - A `serious´ business

Besides, the front of the houses here are not always one single, boring colour…

Do You Think London Is Grey? - houses

I see colour in cheery disposition. What about the many street parties in London? I have talked about at length in previous posts – St. Patrick´s Day, the Notting Hill Carnival, the Chinese New Year, various religious and other celebrations, street art, etc. Just hover over the images to know where I have taken them.

Do You Think London Is Grey? - San Patricio 2012  Do You Think London Is Grey? - Diwali Do You Think London Is Grey? - Notting Hill Carnival Do You Think London Is Grey? - Thames Festival 2012 night parade

Great sense of humour displayed by these guys at the World Zombie Day 2012.

Do You Think London Is Grey? - World Zombie Day  Do You Think London Is Grey? - World Zombie Day 2

Lastly, London by night! This shot was taken from Blackfriars Bridge.

 Do You Think London Is Grey? - London view from Blackfriars Bridge

Hope I have persuaded you of the colourfulness of London. Have any more doubts? Then leave a comment and talk to me. Thank you for reading!

Thank you to Colour Living and Barber Design for their wonderful pics. I have used two of them in this entry.

A Londoner from Afar

About A Londoner from Afar

Cheese & choc lover, marketer and linguist who would like to explore and share those aspects that still have the power to make her stay in the amazingly vibrant city of London after nearly 10 years.
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4 Responses to Do You Think London Is Grey?

  1. Michelle Gillies says:

    Quite the colourful post! I have always thought of London as colourful but mostly because of the people.

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  2. Yes, London can be grey & dreary. But you are right…it is a colorful city! From its diversity of its inhabitants to the leaves dotting the roads. I’ve always thought London has the best store displays —which gets me in trouble because this causes me to shop a lot whenever I’m in London. Nice pictures!

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