I just spent a week in London with my boyfriend, Shane, and it was by far one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. I’ve always considered myself someone who enjoys suburban living, but London was one of those cities that made me think otherwise. Every neighborhood has its own charm and feel as you walk through it, the food is unbelievably good (a surprise for both of us), and there is just so much to do. Our days were packed full of sightseeing, eating, drinking and strolling around the city. We even managed to take a day trip to Windsor and Oxford. I took so many pictures that I felt a photo tour of our travels was more appropriate than trying to write a long post about everything we experienced. Enjoy!
Our first beer at the White Bear pub in Kennington
Ethiopian vegetarian plate at Zeret Kitchen in Camberwell
Nighttime view of London from our Airbnb in Camberwell
The British Museum, home to the Rosetta Stone
Buckingham Palace. The Queen wouldn’t let us in, so we had to stand outside
How dare they exploit America through sushi!
…the Obamarama presidential salmon at Itsu…it was really good…
The beautiful Westminster Abbey
View of Parliament and the Eye
Me with a Big Ben growing out of my head. And a much cooler lady with a selfie stick.
The BEST fish and chips from Fish Bone on Cleveland Street
We washed our fish down with some briny oysters from Wright Brothers Spitalfields
Street food: this is a bubble waffle from Nosteagia in Shoreditch. It’s what dreams are made of.
I either had one too many or not enough almond croissants on this trip. My favorite was from Caffe Nero. They also make the best Chai Latte I’ve ever had.
London Bridge, nowhere near falling down!
Part of the Tower of London
A sushi sandwich from Wasabi, what a concept!
Mint chocolate chip and tiramisu gelato in a crispy cone from Scoop in South Kensington
The Victoria & Albert Museum, one of my favorite London destinations
A line of tourists wanting the same picture formed after I got mine taken. #trendsetter
A neat looking foliage-covered pub called The Churchill Arms
Tasty char-grilled veggie kebab with rice at Charcoal & Meze in Camberwell
Hyde Park, where dogs and children run free
Modern afternoon tea, complete with finger sandwiches, scones and miniature pastries!
A terrible picture of a mostly-eaten sourdough 4-cheese zucchini pizza at Franco Manca. I was too busy digging in to take a picture of the whole thing.
Windsor Castle; the second home of the Queen
Beautiful and historic Oxford
Montgomery cheese, celery root, carrot & leek pie with creamed potatoes and spinach from Quod in Oxford
Followed by sticky toffee pudding with banana ice cream and caramel sauce
Enjoying a final ale at the famous Olde Cheshire Cheese pub on Fleet Street
What are your favorite stops in London? Leave a comment!