Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Looking through my scans I was really disappointed in the lack of photos I took while in London especially since the bulk of our time in Europe was spent there. Thanks to our friend D, our experience in London will always be one I cherish and feel so lucky to have. Despite warnings on the bad food we'd eat, with the help of D, my beau and I lucked out and got to enjoy some really good food.  We also stayed at D's place in Islington, outside of all the major touristy spots and got a feel for being a Londoner.

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Sweet recollection of London:
  • - Staying at D & G's place! I loved the garden and all the natural light. 
  • - Eating at some great local places: Fig & Olive, Selale, and Udderlicious
  • - Reading the Londoners and Four by Three Blog to really get a feel for life in London. 
  • - Most museums are free with the exception of the exhibitions. At the V&A we saw Horst: Photographer of Style and Wedding Dresses.  The British Museum is also a must see. 
  • - Grabbing a drink and checking out the view at Aqua Shard
  • - Spending hours in a bookstore is like heaven to me and I did just that at Daunt Books and Foyles
  • - Taking a break from all the walking and enjoy tea at The Savoy
  • - Attempting to eat Sunday Roast twice in one day. It was that good and reminded me very much of a Thanksgiving meal. 
  • - And because we love food we visited Borough Market to try a little bit of everything. They also have champagne which we sipped on while people watching. 
  • - I'm sure Londoners avoid this street but I didn't! I shopped my heart out at Oxford Street
  • - Riding the bus and using my oyster card was the best way I learned my way around London. The nice thing about the oyster card is it doesn't expire. My beau used his which he bought two years ago.
  • - As much as I enjoyed London we must part and I love that London is a hop skip boat train ride away from Paris and easily accessible to so many other great places. 
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." - Samuel Johnson  As read from the book, Londoners.

1 comment:

  1. London looks beautiful. I think you captured it in these shots! and haha it's always like that huh- the place we stay at the most we take the most granted for!