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#johannaktravels – London

written by Joanne March 1, 2016

I think it’s about time I did a recap of my trip to London back in early January.
I was in the city for a week with work and had the chance to see a bit of central London as I was pounding the streets most days.  What an amazing city! I had only been there once before and this was in a pre-smart phone era where I really didn’t have a clue how to get around or what to see.

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This time staying centrally was great as most of the landmark sites are within walking distance of each other or are just a tube stop away.

I was thrilled that my first day in London I got the entire day onsite in Harrods. It’s amazing! It’s a tourist destination in itself and deservedly so. Amazing interior design, an entire floor dedicated to designer shoes, every high-end and upcoming label you can imagine and some high street too. They even sell Aston Martins on the ground floor. Its opulence is unparalleled and no other store I have visited including Bergdorf Goodmans in New York compares.

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Also got loads of wear out of my over the knee oasis boots  which I bought on Asos. Literally they can be worn with most things, even a pencil skirt and still look work appropriate. They are warm and comfy and are in my opinion an awesome dupe of the Stuart Weitzmann 50/50 boot but at only a fifth of the price.

Another highlight of the trip was the amazing cafe in the V&A museum. It’s out of this world as you can see from the photos below. It was a recommendation by Instagrammer Jane Cunningham (@deluxehomediary) and I’m so glad I made time to go.

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I also got to spend some time wandering around South Kensington and Notting Hill to take some photos. Some of the houses there are incredible! I got up early specifically to do this and luckily it wasn’t raining.

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Here is a list of the rest of the things I managed to see and I would highly recommend all of them:

 

  • Piccadilly Circus & Regent Street
  • Harrods and Selfridges
  • Marble Arch
  • Embankment and the Houses of Parliament
  • Gordons – the oldest Wine Bar in London
  • The National Art Gallery
  • The V&A Museum
  • Hyde Park
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Notting Hill and Portobello Market

Obviously there are loads of things I didn’t get to see and would still like to do, namely

  • Borough Market
  • The Shard

But I’m sure I will be in London again sometime soon so can’t wait to get to know more of this incredible city.

Johanna xx

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