A Spot of the Southbank

London Southbank Royal Festival Hall stairway

Southbank colour pop grey buildings yellow bright street show performance Inside out theatre

Southbank outside theatre Royal festival hall audience summer

Yellow painted southbank buildings stairs sitting

South Africa base during London 2012 Olympics exhibition gazelle head

South African craft birds and fish at Southbank Purcell rooms show Summer 2012

Colour Popping at the Southbank!

Just a little look back to the fun and madness of the Olympics here in London! These snaps were taken two weeks ago when my lovely cousin Lorene was over. We became true tourists and got up to things that remind me that I live in London – things I really must do more of!

We sauntered along Southbank, stopping in the Royal Festival Hall to catch the women’s artistic gymnastics before playing about on these huge Olympics logo-esque shapes that colourfully clutter up the riverside at the moment. We watched young men trying to somersault up trees and funny performers do handstands and play instruments off the side of a truck outside the National Theatre. Must be some sort of energy in the air! We then spotted the South African Olympic base and popped inside to enjoy their craft exhibition which displayed the impressive skills of native artists. I found the fun visual merchandising charming – how everyday objects like egg cartons can make cool sets!

Break a leg olympics posters art southbank shops colourful graphic

Southbank street furniture colourful blocks during Olympics

Neon blouse new look grey marl collar denim jacket necklace

Orange neon blouse and grey marl vest – New Look / Hoodie – H&M / Necklace – Topshop / Backpack – Lazy Oaf / Platform trainers – ASOS

I wore a suitable sporty outfit combining my New Look neon blouse with an equally eye popping strip on the top of my hockey style socks. Are you suffering from a Games come-down too?! I’m sad it’s all over!


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  • Jenny August 19, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Great outfit, so full of colours! I am definitely missing the Olympics, looking forward to the Paralympics though! x

  • Olga August 18, 2012 at 6:42 AM

    Amazing post! So many vibrant and rich colors!
    Amazing pictures!

  • Ellomennopee August 16, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Ha! As a South African I instantly recognised those craftwares! I wish I had popped down to see, looks awesome

  • Laura Collins August 16, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Love your style xx

  • Paps August 16, 2012 at 3:16 AM

    I love the ear pod decoration. So unique.

  • Lianne August 15, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Love your outfit! Fab photos too! The Southbank is one of my favourite places to visit when I’m in London – lucky you going when the Inside Out festival was on! Hope you seen some fun street performances! Yup, got the post Olympic blues too.
    Lianne x

  • Maria August 15, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    I miss Southbank 🙁 I used to work near there and it is always such fun!

    Maria xxx

  • mat August 15, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    it’s looking sweet at southbank

  • Kim August 15, 2012 at 3:34 AM

    Fabulous photos! Nothing like being a tourist in your own town. Love your outfit! Fun! I really enjoyed the Olympics.

  • Becky Bedbug August 14, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    Great photos! I love Southbank anyway so this is great!

    I am having such a comedown from the Games. Bring them back?