London with my Love

I heart London big time! I am going to make a bold statement and say that London is currently my favorite city I have ever EVER been to (sorry New York and Paris). Last month I was lucky enough to accompany John on another work trip, this time to England.  We decided to go almost a week before his meetings began so we could really enjoy the time together.london5 (1 of 1)It was heaven. I don’t know if we just completely lucked out, but I LOVED EVERY
THING ABOUT LONDON!! The gloomy weather everyone talks about was completely non-existent.  We had sunny blue skies, the English were beyond charming, and the food some of the best I’ve ever had.

We thought about going to Ireland or other parts of the country, but in the end decided to just spend the entire week in the city of London and I’m so glad we did.  Of course we could have spent a whole month there, but I feel like we saw and did everything on our list, it was the perfect amount of time.

So many things about London reminded me of Washington D.C. (another favorite city of mine). There is just a feeling there that you can’t describe and I cannot wait to go back someday.   I couldn’t possible share everything we saw and did, (nor the zillion pictures I took), but I thought I’d start by summing up our first two days in lovely London:london1 (1 of 1)Trafalgar Square was close to our hotel and the first place we visited after arriving.  We easily could have sat in that square for hours.   We listened to street musicians, gawked at the architecture, and had an amazing dinner.  Later, we visited the National Gallery, Piccadilly Circus, and China Town.  We walked and walked and ate and (1 of 1)london3 (1 of 1)lon2 (1 of 1)lon (1 of 1).jpglondon4 (1 of 1)lon4 (1 of 1)We ate at 4 or 5 restaurants every day, seriously.  Our food consumption was a bit out of hand, but isn’t that kinda the best part of traveling?  We LOVED the food there, with the exception of the one traditional British pub we ate at! 🙂 I’ll make a list of our favorite restaurants in another post, but just know that we ate at 3 different Indian restaurants  and maybe 4 different Mediterranean restaurants and LOVED them all. lonflowers (1 of 1)Our second day in London we took a double-decker bus tour around the city which I would highly recommend.  I  loved listening to and learning about all the amazing historical sites as we went along.  We saw Big Ben, The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace,  Hyde Park, The Tower Bridge, Baker’s Street, etc. etc.  We rode the bus most of the day, getting off from time to time to shop and explore.  lon6 (1 of 1).jpgchinatown (1 of 1).jpglon5 (1 of 1)london2 (1 of 1)lon (1 of 1).jpgOur last stop was the London Eye.  We got on the Ferris Wheel right at dusk and as we went around were able to watch the sun set on the beautiful city of London.londeye2 (1 of 1).jpglondeye4 (1 of 1)londeye5 (1 of 1).jpgIt was so beautiful and would definitely recommend timing your visit just so.  We ended the night with a chilly night bus tour through the streets of London.londeye (1 of 1).jpgI have so many more pictures and places to share, but I think I’ll keep it at that for now. If you are visiting London in the near future feel free to send any questions our way.   And if you are not planning to go to London any time soon, get that city on your bucket-list right this minute!

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