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.
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.
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.
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.
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.