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 of London
Thames River Cruise and London Bridge
Stonehenge – We decided to book a half a day tour to see the Stonehenge.
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.
Sushi Samba – It is a modern Japanese restaurant, also located in Heron Tower. If you plan to eat here, make reservations online.
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.
and more food…
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!
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!
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.