our UK trip // from London, with love
Oh London. The home of so many stories, and so much history. You did not disappoint.
Jordyn and I were in London for one evening before out tour began, and then stayed for a few more nights once our tour was over. Definitely not enough time to explore everything we wanted to, but we gave it our best shot!
(Be prepared....there are a lot more words in this post than there were in the previous ones!)
Our tour ended in Glasgow, and Jordyn and I took the train back to London right after breakfast. In a happy accident, I ended up booking us first class tickets! They just happened to be cheaper than the standard tickets, and I had been hunting for a good deal for weeks. This meant we had lots of space, wi-fi, a special lounge to wait in, and free food (a lot of free food)!
Our first night we settled into our airbnb apartment, and then set off on an adventure to find Indian food for supper. We used trip advisor to find "The Empress", and it was incredible. We ordered so so so much food....and ate nearly all of it. We definitely would recommend it! Then we walked down to the Tower of London, which was right near our apartment.
London at night is spectacular. There was a warm, Summer breeze in the air, and the smell of roasting nuts wafted around us. We walked onto Tower bridge, and took in the Thames and the bright city lights. What a way to start our London adventures!
The next morning we had a busy morning, and we visited a blue telephone box outside of Earl's Court tube station, swung by Buckingham Palace, stopped in the Natural History Museum (can I please work/live there?), and then popped over to Nottinghill to have lunch with a dear friend whom I hadn't seen in nearly two years! We ate at Jamie Oliver's restaurant Recipease, and it was divine!! So good, and so fresh. I would definitely recommend it if you're in the area!
Then we walked around Nottinghill, and it was so much fun to have a local's perspective on the city. To end the day, I took Jordyn to the Globe to watch Comedy of Errors for her birthday. Definitely one of our highlights from our stay. It was so well done, and had us all cracking up the entire time. Sitting in the Globe theatre and watching Shakespeare was so surreal. It was a beautiful night, and being able to look up and see the sky was so incredible. So, if you go to London, I would definitely recommend it!
Our final full day was absolutely jam-packed....as in, completely insane. Since my sister and I are also cheap, and we enjoy walking, we basically walked all the way across London and back. Our poor feet! But it was a wonderful way to really get a feel for the city, and we don't regret it!
First stop was Kings Cross for a quick photo op (any Harry Potter fans out there?), then we did the British Museum (so HUGE! must go back!), walked down to Covent Garden, grabbed fish and chips and ate them by the Thames, walked down to Big Ben, went across London Bridge, and then walked along the Thames until we crossed Tower Bridge and arrived home again!
I hope you've enjoyed these little peeks into our trip! It was two of the best weeks of my life, and I love that I was able to experience it with my sister. We can't wait to go back!