After checking every day if the tickets for the D&AD Festival were on sale... finally in the early days of the new year they were out and at an early bird price!
And I started making a list of the topics I'll use as a base to decide the places I'm gonna visit in London, Paris and Amsterdam.

So, I started with places I want to go and have a good time there, then the places where I definitely have to take a photo, the photos I want to recreate divided by the reason I want to do it, museums that are cool and street or flee markets and finally the places I want to go exclusively for Van Gogh.

The first city is London so let’s start...

london, city, and Big Ben image

Most of this places are free cause is just for taking a photo or I choose cheap ones; for the museums, some are the "mandatory museums to go" so if you want to take advantage of the discounts or free days, plan ahead and go there early cause there will be so many people and you'll have to wait; also you can buy the tickets online and save time in the queue but the price will be the average fee.

The places I want to visit are:

  • 221B Baker Street
  • The Who Shop
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Brick Lane Market

My iconic photos are in:

  • London Eye
  • Tower Bridge
  • Thames River
  • The Roof Gardens
  • University of Westminster
  • Carnaby Street

The photos I want to recreate:

  • The Beatles > Abbey Road * 20 Manchester Square
  • The Clash > Stables Market
  • David Bowie > 23 Heddon Street
  • Doctor Who > Earl's Court Station
  • The Kinks > The Archway Tavern
  • Led Zeppelin > Windmill Street
  • Pink Floyd > Battersea Power Station
  • Syd Barrett > Wetherby Mansions
city, new york, and street image

Those are the places I can't miss but if I have some more time I have a list of alternative places I'm gonna go:

  • Sky Garden, London’s highest public garden
  • The King’s Road in Chelsea
  • Sugar House Studios
  • Warren Mews
  • Nothing Hill
  • Waterloo Bridge sunset
  • British Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Lea Bridge Road
  • Bubbles over St.Paul’s Cathedral
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Sherlock Holmes Pub: Westminster, WC2N 5DB 10 Northumberland Street
  • Chelsea Insta-famous "LOVE" door
  • The Bookshops of Charing Cross Road
  • George Orwell > The Fitzroy Tavern
  • Sherlock (BBC show) > St Bartholomew's Hospital * North Gower St
Love, Paola 🖤
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