- Jul 18, 2019
- 4 min read
Wandering London ║ Travel Guide
London, a place filled with charm around every single corner. In between the high tea, palaces and stunning restaurants. It fulfilled my every dream of this of this city!
A few helpful tips :
We landed in Gatwick ( 28 miles from the city) but would recommend flying into Heathrow, it's much closer!
There is an express train that will get you from the airport to the the city - very safe, so no need to worry.
The tube was our go to transportation, along with walking. In addition, we also used Uber to get to the train station in the early morning.
Our airbnb location in between Westminster and Pilmlico.
Day 1 : We arrived mid day and the sunset pretty early, so we didn't do too much!
Pret A Manager: We had this restaurant outside of our flat, so we went there for a quick bite to eat. But be careful, most restaurants you need to push the door to get in... not pull the door. ALSO, a lot of restaurants you have to step into. I unfortunately was wiggling the door trying to get in then tripped into the restaurant lol. Leave it to me!
Westminster Abbey: a beautiful church located in the middle of the city.
Big Ben: We were unable to see Big Ben since it's under construction. I guess... I'll have to go back!
London Eye: We saw the iconic London Eye at night and in the morning!
St. James Park: We swiftly went through this park - but were a little nervous since it was dark.
Buckingham Palace: We got to see where the royal king and queen reside, which was pretty awesome to see.
No 11 pimlico road: We tried finding a bar to go to, but most places were closed, thankfully we found this cute one!
Day 2 : Everything was so stunning this day ❤
London Eye: We had to see it in the morning while the city was bustling.
Farm Girl: instaaaaworthy everything - I ordered their avocado toast and butterfly matcha latte. I would highly recommend!
Portobello Market: One of the most famous street markets in the world. I picked a beautiful ring for myself and watch for my hubs!
Notting Hill: A neighborhood filled with beautiful colorful homes.
Kensington Palace: We went to another place of royal residence with beautiful Kensington garden.
Tower Bridge: Alyssa and I truly thought this was the London bridge - don't get confused because its not lol. But it's still iconic, has a lot of history and is a site to see.
Hyde Park: Another beautiful park to stroll through.
Coppa Club: This was the prettiest place to have lunch - we got to sit in an awesome igloo. I mean, how beautiful is this?! We had a view of Tower bridge, the river AND got to people watch. It didn't get much better than that!
Joe The Juice: To kill some time, we headed to Joe The Juice. It's actually called Joe & The Juice, but I kept saying Joe the Juice, so it will forever be that.
Sky Garden: A stunning skyscraper with amazing views. I thought I was in Dubai with all the surrounding buildings. ALSO, please make reservation - it's free or you'll have to wait for the open hours.
Day 3 : The perfect ending to our trip - I mean you can't go to London without going to plateform 9 3/4.
Bubblewrap Waffel: I have no shame in having ice cream for breakfast. It was hands down the best decision, China town for the winnnnn!
Carnaby St: We did some necessary shopping on Carnaby St - I stopped at Minq, I got some organic jeans and bomb boots.
Covent Garden: we picked a few souvenirs at Whitard of Chelsea. We had some samples of their hot coco and it was so creamy & good! This area is also really great place to see street performers.
Neal's Yard: A colorful hidden street filled with an overload of cuteness.
The British Museum: it wasn't open, but its free! If you're interested in history and mummies, I would deff head here.
Sketch London: All pink everything! The cutest tea room that transforms into a cocktail. I've seen their bathrooms are crazy. I would deff recommend booking a reservation, as we weren't able to get seated :/ We settled for The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, honestly it was the closest one we could find. Everybody had reservations on Valentine's day, we didn't plan it out that well!
King's Cross: Any Harry Potters fans out there?! Grab a quick picture at the station.
Random Bar: We ended our last day in London with a bang... at some random bar 30 mins from our Airbnb. Everyone looked at us nuts, we had 5 shots each on Valentine's day and had to catch our flight the next morning. Were we nuts for doing that? (* I may have cried at the bar because I didn't want to leave and was so happy to be in London with my bestie!*)
Adorable places and spaces we didn't get to:
Peggy Porschen Cakes
London,was absolutely beautiful (* saying this in my head in a British accent*), it was filled with so much historic details, monuments, trendy restaurants and MOST importantly instagramable places, juuuust kidding. I would truly recommend London to anybody and everybody, people there were so friendly and welcoming! Thanks London, until next time!