Today is definitely a #FlashbackFriday type of day! As I am creating new content for you, here is a little look back at one of my favourite discoveries, only made in March/April 2014.
Having lived, studied and worked in London for the last 3/4 years, sometimes certain things go unnoticed. Like incredible street performers, new quirky cafes or second hand book shops. Little streets with beautiful windows and balconies, or a pub that actually has your favourite international beer in it. These tiny, simply yet incredibly significant things are not noticed. This saddens me immensely. And recently, I found my favourite hidden treasure. The roof tops of the Royal Opera House!
They are open to the public, with a cafe and the most stunning view of Covent Garden. These balconies are beautifully built, with sofas that you can sit on and sip a drink, grab a bite, or use and abuse of their wi-fi for some studying and/or writing. It is quiet and peaceful in the middle of the hustle and bustle, and you do not pay to go in. They are more often than not, completely deserted. Unknown to the public, hidden from sight, no one will ever guess they are there. Well this is my little hidden treasure, and hopefully it won’t be hidden from you now. I don’t want to shout from the roof tops about it – see what I did there? – but everyone deserves to glimpse this view of Covent Garden at least once. You should go see it, and try to catch a glimpse of the Royal Ballet Company’s rehearsals for some entertainment and if you want to be mesmerized.
Here are some snaps of the view!