When I found out Nike was going to fly me to the England for a wild BMX contest called “The Pool” I jumped at the chance to book my flight a day early so I could check out London. After arriving at the Heathrow airport I immediately jumped on a train into the city center, hopped aboard the first double decker bus I saw, and played the role of a tourist for about eight hours before heading back to the airport and hunkering down for the busy work week ahead of me. The city is beautiful and filled with rich history, and the hop-off, hop-on style bus tour was a great way to take in a lot in a short amount of time. Here are 20 photos from my day out and about on my first trip to the U.K.
Photos taken on May 11, 2011, shot with Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.