Monday, February 22, 2016


Oh London...
It's an amazing city full of life, people and things to do. I spent 10 days there and I know for a fact that even if I spent 10 years there, I still wouldn't manage to see everything London has to offer. Here's just a sample of what I did!
The Big Ben, the Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and the tower Bridge... all these world-famous landmarks are all in one city. It seems almost impossible for one single city to have so many completely different world-famous sights, but London definitely does, and it almost makes you feel like you're travelling in more than one city as you try to see them all (hopefully not in one day).

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

London has a gazillions museums of all types, and the majority of them are free, so it was a pretty good (and cheap) passtime. The British Museum is an amazing place to start. It has over 6 floors and talks about culture and history on every continent, so you're sure to find something interest, no matter your interests.
I absolutely loved going to the Shakespeare's The Globe Theatre. There's a museum about the history of theatre in London, but also of course, about Shakespeare. The Globe was rebuilt to look as historically precise as possible, and let me tell you, it's definitely impressive. I wish I had been there during the summer to see a live play and stand in front of the stage like a "Groundling"!
You could also spend hours and hours at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It's the biggest art and design museum in the world! It has an amazing collection of all sorts of objects, jewelry, statues and paintings.
If it's history you like, make sure to go to The Royal Greenwich Observatory, and go stand on the Prime Meridian! There's a whole museum attached to it about time-keeping, watches and how we calculate time in our modern world.

The Quirky side of London
Little places like Carnaby Street, a small shopping area in Soho, or the Covent Garden area which is another small market, or taking a Jack the Ripper walking tour at night, go to Abbey Road and take a picture like the Beatles, walk around Picadilly Circus and watching street performers, check out the M&M Store or Madame Tussauds,

Magical London
For any Harry Potter fan, London is an obvious destination. You can go to King's Cross Station and take a picture at the Platform 9 3/4, you can do a free walking tour of the film locations, you can walk on the Millenium Bridge, which gets destroyed by Death Eaters in the movie, and of course, you can go on a Studio Tour (That will be a whole post by itself, believe me!)

As you can see, I breezed over 10 days of visting. It was a whirlwind of a city and though it's much much too big for me, it was definitely worth it.


  1. The old Shakespeare theater sounds like it'd be an amazing experience! You bet I'd take a picture walking down the crosswalk of Abbey road. Grew up listening to the Beatles. That first picture of Big Ben with the Ferris wheel is beautiful. Almost as beautiful as those leggings you're wearing!
    Jack the Ripper your is now on my bucket list. Sounds like you did a lot and got to enjoy each one with no annoyance of the fellow tourists. My childhood best friend lives an hour from England. Definitely plan to visit her when I can! Thanks for your input and educating where to visit!

    1. London was definitely amazing! If only it was a little more sunny... I really hope you get to go one day and then you can tell me all about your adventures! :)

  2. I'm SO JEALOUS of your adventures!!! Take me with you! How long are you traveling for??

    1. Of course I'll take you! We just need to shrink you so you can fit in my suitcase!
      I was travelling in the UK for a month and now I'm settling into Berlin for a year :)


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