Cheerio, from London Town! If you can’t tell by now, I know zero British phrases, so hopefully on this trip I can educate myself a bit.
If you followed along with me on my trip to New York City in December, you may have seen that I packed a TON of stuff in five days. I was determined to see everyyyyyything, just in case I never went back.
I tried to be a little more chill with this trip, because I’m with another person, and we’ll, there’s no sense in ruining a friendship just because I’m a planner to the max.
To satisfy both of our trip desires, my friend and I put together a list of everything we wanted to see on our trip and then grouped it by area to maximize our time. Here are just a few of the sites we’re planning to see:
Buckingham Palace is the office residence of the United Kingdom’s sovereigns and serves as the headquarters of the monarch. We are planning to watch the changing of the guards, and I’m pretty excited to see anything and everything “British official”.
Cliché, yes, but I cannot NOT go to Harrod’s. I mean, seven floors of food and shopping, all sprinkled in with history. Yep, when do we leave? I can’t tell if I’m more excited about the fine food selections or the shopping. I’ll report back.
Home of Freddie Mercury
When I think of London, I think of Freddie Mercury and Amy Winehouse (seeing her statue is also on the list). So, we are venturing to West London to get a glimpse of his former home and studio. I know fans can no longer post messages, but I’m excited to see the famous entrance!
London Tower Bridge & The Crown Jewels
More than 20,000 jewels are kept under protection inside the London Tower, and they are the REAL gems, y’all! These jewels, including crowns, are often used for royal ceremonies. The Tower Bridge has become a London icon and is near the London Tower.
we are planning to hit the markets and instead of dinner reservations, we are hoping to stumble upon some cute places to eat along the way. One place on the list, though, is Neal’s Yard near Covent Garden. It is a hidden courtyard full of retail shops and cafes, and everything is painted in bright colors. So cute!
We also have reservations for a proper afternoon tea at the Savoy, and are also doing a day trip to Bath, and a day trip to Paris. We are going to be quite busy! Be sure to follow along with me on Instagram @Orangejulius7 – Ta Ta for now!