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London

Although I spent more time in London than in Italy, it didn't feel that way. Maybe it's because I wouldn't mind living in London and would consider moving there. I last visited London in 2018 to see my aunt, who's been living there for decades. I took a month off school. It was the best.


I love London because it is a traditional and laid-back city with a fire vibe.


London has a diverse history spanning almost 2000 years. It is also one of the most ethnically diverse populations in the world, with a thriving Indian and Asian culture.


Acela ' Ace ' Kandola in London, United Kingdom

Navigating through London is super convenient because of the tube system.

Did you know? The London Underground is the oldest underground train.


During London Fashion Week, there were days when I had almost seven castings in different parts of the city. I would run from station to station all day. Citymapper was a lifesaver and a must-have app to find your way around the city. I honestly would have been lost without it.



 

Saudi Arabia's Film AlUla x British Fashion Council


Saudi designer: Arwa Al-Ammari, founder of ArAm


#SaudiArabia’s  @filmalula  teamed up with the British Fashion Council ( @BFC ) to showcase two Saudi designers on the sidelines of #LondonFashionWeek: Arwa Al-Ammari, founder of ArAm, and sisters Alia and Abeer Oraif of Jeddah-based label Atelier Hekayat | http://arab.news/nxzaf

During this event I was modelling for, I didn't realize until afterwards that the lady in the purple flowy dress was Helena Christensen, a model, photographer, and former Victoria's Secret Angel. She's in one of my favourite songs, Wicked Games, by Chris Isaak.


 

Many of the artists I like are from the United Kingdom, such as George Michael, Sade, Depeche Mode, John Lennon, and many more.


One of my all-time favourites is Freddie Mercury, the lead vocalist and pianist of the rock band Queen.


Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery In 1991. Which is near the accommodation I stayed at in London. I found out a couple days before I had planned my leave. A plaque is placed in his memory, and his ashes apparently were given to his former girlfriend. When I return to the United Kingdom, I plan to visit the cemetery and pay homage to the legendary singer.


 

London has a vast list of dining options, with over 15,000 restaurants and 3,500 pubs, providing endless opportunities to explore and indulge in the city's offerings.


If you're bored in London, you're doing something wrong. London has so much to offer.


Acela ' Ace ' Kandola dining at Luxe rainforest-themed restaurant, Amazonico London

Amazonico London is a restaurant with a rainforest theme that offers Latin American cuisine. The food is delicious, and the interior and ambiance are 11/10




Click to watch: My Day In The Life As A Selfridges Model


 

As an Indian of Punjabi descent, it can be difficult to overlook the historical relationship between India and the United Kingdom. Many Britain's themselves are unaware of these things.


If interested, here are some articles for further reading:





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