Things I Loved About London

11 Jul

  • The amazing hospitality of our wonderful host (a luscious, super-comfy bed! Twinkly lights! CRUMPETS.)
  • Pancakes and maple syrup
  • Quavers crisps
  • Snuggling
  • The first glimpses of London
  • The Big Ben clock tower – ALWAYS
  • So much Indian food – from Leytonstone and from Brick Lane (so so so good)
  • Pretty market stalls
  • Hearty Vietnamese pho soup
  • The National Portrait Gallery – love, always
  • Meeting so many Maltese people in London
  • Cake
  • A Hummingbird bakery cupcake
  • Free drinks
  • Cosy pubs
  • New dresses
  • Les Mis!
  • Successful research trips to the British Library and the National Archives (Kew is so pretty too)
  • A jumbo hot dog on a hot day in Embankment gardens
  • Actual nice weather (bare legs and everything! What the hell? :D)
  • Visiting a blues bar in Camden
  • Free wi-fi
  • Turkish sweets
  • Borough market!
  • Renting Boris bikes and SURVIVING
  • So much history and so many museums
  • Love, love, love
  • Frozen yoghurt
  • Carnaby street (particularly Monki)
  • Liberty – wow
  • Spitalfields market <3
  • The Imperial War Museum – possibly my most favourite museum ever – we spent absolutely hours there and it was divine (there may have been some tears as I watched a film about genocide there…)
  • The Tate Modern and its hugeness and its silly art (I love some pieces of Modern art but on the whole I’m not its biggest fan)
  • The V&A! Particularly the chairs dotted about the place (photos soon)
  • Denmark Street
  • Stratford! Olympics fever! Westfield!
  • Visiting a Forever21 for the first time ever (even though I didn’t buy anything)
  • Camden Town
  • St Martin’s-in-the-fields – such hauntingly delicious music
  • A random friend’s exhibition in Hoxton
  • Seeing a random just-married couple getting photos taken in front of the Globe
  • Meeting a tattoo artist from New Zealand
  • The Euro 2012 final at a pub with lots of loud people
  • Charity shops
  • The British Museum

London was rather fantastic, as you might have gathered. I hope I’ve also given you some ideas about what to do in London if you’re planning a visit, and I’m hoping to compile a proper post about my super special top tips for a wonderful time in London soon.

(The photo was taken in Muriel’s Kitchen in South Kensington.)


2 Responses to “Things I Loved About London”

  1. Stephanie July 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    I still keep thinking about our free private concert in St Martins. That was really, really cool.

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