Guys, I miss London sooo much! I had so much fun, it was so beautiful and alive and ugh I NEED TO GO BACK. When we arrived in London, we knew we wanted to see everything, literally everything, but…there was a catch… we were only booked to stay there for 2 days. Believe me when I say we took full advantage of those two days; we saw in one day what most people see in one week. I still have blisters on the bottom of my feet.
Day one. Our first stop was the Sherlock Holmes Museum, it was super cool and we only went a little overboard in the gift shop (just a little). After that we went straight to Platform nine and three-quarters at Kings Cross Station, stood in line for 45 minutes and lived out what only some can dream of. Again we went only a little overboard in the gift shop (just a little). We had lunch at a very cute (very Vancouver) burger joint, and at this point I was starting to crash and it was only 12pm. After lunch we hopped in a cab to go to Tower Bridge, we literally had the best cabby EVER, he was like our own personal tour guide. We drove half way to Tower Bridge but due to standstill traffic, jumped out and walked the rest of the way. Once we got to a place where we had a good view of the bridge we decided to snap a picture and walk back. I was sleep walking at this point and extremely grumpy, but as we walked back towards our hotel in Kensington Gardens I started to get my second wind. The walk along the river was perfect, we walked by beautiful hotels and buildings, stopped and stared at Big Ben, strolled through dreamy St James Park and soaked up the history at Buckingham Palace. We continued on through Hyde Park, which is now my favourite park ever, arrived back at our hotel and passed out.
Day two. I was so sore I could barely walk, I don’t even know how I made it through the day. I thought my feet were going to crumble and my legs just fall right off, but they didn’t (thank the lord, baby Jesus). We walked all through Hyde Park and slowly made our way to Trafalgar Square, which if I’m being completely honestly wasn’t all that great. The walk through all the old streets with all the gorgeous houses to get to Trafalgar Square was definitely a highlight of the trip.
Can I also just ‘side note’ real quick for a second here? Where do you go pee in London? That should be a blog post, “Where to Pee in London”. I’m pretty sure I held my pee for a solid 24 hours because there are no bathrooms anywhere. Anyway, back to the trip.
After Trafalgar Square we walked up through China Town to Oxford street, walked around a bit and had lunch. Then from Oxford street we walk to Harrods, the biggest department store I have literally ever seen, holy shite! It was never ending. We had the most delicious, most expensive ice cream I have ever had in my life, and then continued to go a little overboard in the gift shop (just a little). After that we were so dead I don’t even remember the walk back to the hotel.
And that was our London trip! I really wish we had more time to spend in this amazing city, I will definitely be going back (hopefully soon). I had such a great time and the only thing I would change would be my choice in footwear LOL.
Where we stayed: London House Hotel