travel

London

We visited London during the summer, and the weather was actually pretty good. It was cool and sunny, with just a few rain showers. There is a plethora of activities to do and places to see there, and four days were definitely not enough to explore the city! We purchased the London Pass on our first day, and we were able to visit many places (with skip the line priviledges,) such as the Tower Bridge, Tower of London, The London Tombs, and access to the Thames River Cruise as well. For the next few days, we did more sightseeing, and saw Big Ben, London Eye, and Westminster Abbey. We walked along Notting Hill, Oxford Street – a famous shopping destination, and also Picadilly Circus at night – famous for its vibrant energy and neon lights.

Tower Bridge

Magnificent Tower Bridge, often mistaken by tourists as the London Bridge.

This is the magnificent Tower Bridge, which is often mistaken by tourists as the London Bridge.

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It is the loveliest bridge I have ever seen.

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A couple shot is in order! Selfie stick to the rescue!

Standing on the glass floor inside the tower bridge. Joseph was afraid to step on the glass!

Standing on the glass floor inside the tower bridge. Joseph was afraid to step on the glass!

Tower of London

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The guard and the photobomber.

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This is where i hide my crown jewels. lol!

Thames River Cruise and London Bridge

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We went on the Thames River Cruise, and saw the London Bridge. There it is. It was an anti-climatic experience. lol.

London Experience

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We went inside The London Tombs. It was an entertaining way to learn about the history of London. Be prepared to get scared!

Big Ben

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What a beauty!

London Eye

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It is the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel. Amazing view of London from up here.

Leadenhall Market

Found this place hidden somewhere as we were walking around. I thought it looked nice so we stopped to have a picture. Little did i know that it was the Leadenhall Market, also known as Diagon Alley from Harry Potter.

We found this place hidden somewhere as we were walking around. I thought it looked pretty so we stopped to have a picture. Little did i know that it was the Leadenhall Market, also known as Diagon Alley from Harry Potter.

Stonehenge – We decided to book a half a day tour to see the Stonehenge.

“The stonehenge is an ancient temple aligned on the movements of the sun. The stones were raised 4,500 years ago by sophisticated prehistoric people.”

We were able to take a good photo right before the rain poured down on us.

We were able to take a good photo right before the rain poured down on us.

Food posts coming up! One thing i love most about traveling is trying out new food and restaurants! My husband and I love to eat!

Duck and Waffle – This is  a good place to have breakfast or brunch with a view, located in Heron Tower.

I loved this duck and waffle breakfast!

I enjoyed this duck and waffle breakfast. I love the combination of flavours  – the crunchy duck’s salty flavour paired with the waffle and sweet syrup.

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Who would not want to have breakfast with this amazing view?!

Sushi Samba – It is a modern Japanese restaurant, also located in Heron Tower. If you plan to eat here, make reservations online.

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The cold sake was sweet and delicious. Cheers!

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Sushi Anyone?

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Kobe Beef

Borough Market – We went on a Wednesday and only a few stalls were opened, nevertheless we were still able to eat good and inexpensive food. It is definitely a must to visit.

This bomba paella is really good! You would think it was made in Spain!

This bomba paella is really good! It is as good as the ones cooked in Spain!

About to devour this bacon, chorizo, and egg burger!

About to devour this bacon, chorizo, and egg burger!

Huge and fresh scallops

Huge and fresh scallops

and more food…

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Shake Shack at Covent Garden!!! oink!!

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I had my english breakfast, somewhere along Notting Hill. This one is the best eggs benedict I have tasted!

I can never stop myself from shopping whenever I travel! I believe it is more practical to buy things from their country of origin. Right??! lol. My shopping agenda in London was of course make-up! This is where I did some make-up damage! Hello Charlotte Tilbury!

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My best friend at the Charlotte Tilbury counter in Selfridges.

When we were at the counter to pay, my husband looked flabbergasted (well, fine, more like appalled) to see my make-up bill. Upon seeing my husband’s reaction, the make-up artist quickly retaliated by saying “That’s fine! It will make your wife more beautiful.” lol! MUAs Unite! I just reacted with a grin – a cheshire cat grin! haha! It seemed to have eased the tension. lol!

hoarder!!!

oops!! I did it again..

Overall, London is a place that I would love to visit again. It is quite lovely during the summer. The weather was perfect – cool and sunny! It is amazing how European countries are able preserve their old churches, buildings, and monuments. It is modern mixed with old history, and also very cosmopolitan, which makes it a diverse and interesting place to see. There are also many parks and hidden beautiful corners. Who would have thought I would stumble across Diagon Alley?! We were also able to see Wicked at London’s West end. I enjoyed it, albeit I had a sleeping husband seated beside me. (Thank God he did not snore!! eep!) There are really endless attractions and activities to do in London! It is a place i see myself visiting again in the future, hopefully with the kids next time.

I would like to end this post with this photo at platform 9 3/4.

Bye!!! See you soon, Muggles!!!

Bye!!! See you soon, Muggles!!!

xoxo

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