The Barbican Conservatory & An Ode to Exploration.

A Green Getaway.

Whilst the idea of a bikini clad, coconut wielding me on holiday somewhere warm, digging my toes in the sand and splashing about in azure waters is something that i dream of on an almost daily basis, it's not something my bank balance will allow for unfortunately *sobs in exhibition and printing money*. What I like to do, (usually with my sister in tow) is find places somewhat locally that i've yet to explore, it could range from a new coffee shop to a museum i've yet to visit. Over summer we did a lot of these 'mini trips' and it made us really fall in love with London again. I'd been seeing a lot of images from The Barbican Conservatory floating around social media and I actually hadn't a clue that The Barbican even had a conservatory but after seeing how beautiful the staircases and plants were, i knew i had to see for myself and scratch that botanical itch.
The conservatory itself is absolutely idyllic if I may say so myself, a quick walk from Barbican station and you're transported to an exotic oasis in London filled with over 2000 species of plants and trees. The second I stepped into the conservatory i felt a twinge of excitement in my chest like i'd come across a pot of gold at the end of a very green and lush rainbow. There's something about exploring places you've never been to that just makes ones heart sing and puts a spring in your step, particularly when you discover places with a loved one. I'm planning on putting on my travelling hat and hoping to explore Oxford, The Lake District, Chester and maybe even York after easter.
The Barbican Conservatory is free for all and open only on Sundays & Bank Holidays, so if you find yourself idle on a sunday and in London, pop to the Barbican and be awed by the cacti and the koi!

What do you do when you need to slow down a little?



  1. OH! Let me know if you're interested in having a buddy for a day trip to Oxford! I'm also thinking a summer trip to Cambridge :)

  2. I'm the same exact way. Similar dreams, but I have to settle for keeping them as far off plans for now lol. I think finding ways to explore and be a tourist where you're at is an excellent way to fill the void that the desire for wanderlust leaves behind. I love the captures you took of this little green oasis. Thank you for sharing Sade.


  3. I wish it was this easy expoloring in my city Lagos in NIGERIA but i'm willing to give it a trial

  4. Oooh, it's so lovely! We have these cacti with the pink and violet flower at home :)


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