London Snow: Winter Wonderland in Kingston-Upon-Thames

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While many people were dreading about the London snow, I was secretly wishing for it to last longer. I know, I know that’s devilish of me as I am aware of the negative impact it had for the majority of people living here specially within the travel industry with all the flight cancellations and airport closures – but I just think a blanket of snow makes a place prettier than it already is. Do you agree?

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The first snow day was quite uneventful, it didn’t stick and melted right away as soon as it hit the ground. It was extremely windy and quite gray too so the whole ambiance was quite miserable. When I went to bed that night, I wished that the snowfall that will happen overnight will stick to the ground and last longer so I’d be able to see Kingston-Upon-Thames in its Winter Wonderland state, on a February. Lol.

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I woke up at 0645am the next day and like a kid on a Christmas morning waiting for Santa’s gifts, I immediately looked out the window to see if my wish was granted. The normally boring sight of Kingston from my bedroom window was transformed into this pretty Narnia-land. I have never gotten ready so fast than I did that morning so I can go out and take photos of Kingston before going to work.

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The snow in Kingston Town Centre itself was already melting but I was still able to take some photos with a bit of snow here and there. The riverside was still covered in snow though and it looked magical!

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My main destination however for this walk is the Canbury Gardens as I knew for sure that it would be the best place to take some snow pictures here in Kingston and I was not mistaken. The whole garden was covered in a white blanket of fresh snow much to the delight of adults, kids and even dogs who were all there that morning to enjoy it as much as I do.

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Sadly, I had to go to work at 9am so I can only stay for a few minutes. I’m still quite lucky though because my apartment and workplace are both just walking distance from all these so I was still able to enjoy a bit of snow even if it’s only for an hour. Also, I’m quite glad that I did go out for a walk on that day because it’s been quite gloomy and dark the following days after that.

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Did it also snow where you’re from? How was it?

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  • Reply grace March 14, 2018 at 08:56

    hi just arrived sa netherlands last week athindiko naabotan yung snow…btw im so thankful from your blog kasi very helpful talaga cya sa akin at sa mga taong nag aaply ng schengen visa. Godbless and more power to you.

  • Reply Tanja/The Red Phone Box travels March 6, 2018 at 21:41

    snowy London:) so perfect!

  • Reply Angela March 6, 2018 at 21:25

    So… Chamonix again next year? hehehe

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