Living so close to London has always made me feel a bit like I don't really need to bother visiting. I'm no city slicker, hustle and bustle scares me and big grey buildings and pin striped suits make me feel queasy. So many friends commute every day from Brighton and I make no bones about telling them I think they are absolutely bonkers for doing so! I guess I've never really had reason to go to London nor the inclination. If Brighton wasn't so bloody brilliant things might be different.
I know I would love Spitalfields, I've only been to Camden once and I've never been on the London eye, sure I am missing out I know! But the tube map confuses me and the smog suffocates me and the cost of the train ticket kills any passion for a trip to London. I have recently be honoured with the title of Princes Trust Young Ambassador however. One that is of great responsibility, greatly respected and fought over. I am so pleased and excited and have stepped outside my comfort zone entirely for the chance to take on this role. Firstly with a trip to Regents Park for a 1 hour interview, which took me a whole afternoon and 3 tubes. I didn't get lost, I enjoyed being at Baker Street and even derailed and stopped off at Oxford Street for some window shopping on the way home, so all in all this was a good trip.
Since then I have been to Liverpool Street which was a bit of a less triumphant journey thanks to being during rush hour and signal failures and a weirdo opposite me on the train home. Next stop Canary Wharf at the end of June. I know I said I don't like the business feel of London but have secretly always wondered what's inside Canary Wharf so am pretty excited about this one and will be dusting off my smartest tailored jacket and heels to pretend I'm power dressing for the day!