London Travel Guide

So I’ve been to London twice now, and I must say, it’s hard not to love this city! There’s just something about it that makes me want to go back again and again! Instead of doing two separate posts, I thought it would be easier to put the photos from both of my trips into one post and make a little “London Travel Guide”! So here are just a few things that I did while in London, and if you are ever planning on going, hopefully this can help:)

Buckingham Palace

Visiting the Buckingham Palace is basically a must if you are ever in London. I’ll be honest, I thought it would be a lot prettier than it was, but the park across from it made it worth while. You’ll see the Victoria Memorial Statue right in front of the Palace, which is so beautiful and makes for some great photos! This was definitely the most touristic place in London, so be prepared for a serious crowd!Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with f2 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with f2 presetProcessed with VSCO with f2 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset

St James’s Park

St James’s Park is right across from the Buckingham Palace, and is definitely the best place to take an afternoon stroll. Grab some ice-cream, chase some geese (like Paul did below hah), and just chill out! I went right around spring time so everything was just starting to bloom which made it 1000x more beautiful!

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Tower of London/ Tower Bridge

So, both times I’ve gone to London I never went on a Tower of London tour, but I wish I had! It’s where they hold all the crown jewels, and you can get tickets to go inside and see everything but I would advise to book in advance because the lines were crazy long both times I was there! Tower Bridge is right next to the Tower of London, so you can knock both of these out in a couple hours (if you plan on doing the Tower of London tour). You can grab a bite to eat at the food stands by the pier, and take some pics of the amazing bridge across the water!

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Westminster Abbey/ Big Ben

The famous Big Ben bell tower! Absolutely beautiful, and the place to get the best London phone booth pictures! The first time I was in London, was actually only a few days after the attack on Westminster Abbey. There were flowers and letters and all kinds of things memorializing the victims of the attack. It was definitely a heartbreaking thing to see, but it was amazing to see all the people of London coming together to fight back.

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So beautiful, and so heartbreaking.

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National History Museum of London

I swear I am a museum junkie! I love them, and this one was no exception! Not only was it HUGE, but it was so so cool! It’s definitely something you should check out if you’re ever in London for a few days and want to take a break from all the sightseeing. If you have kids, this is also the place to take them! I kept thinking how badly I wish I could take the girls (my three little kiddos I mind here in Ireland) here to explore!

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Camden Market

Here’s another “not so popular” place to visit in London…the Camden Market. Here you can visit hundreds of little shops selling things like crafts, clothing, and even food (best part hah)! My friend and I kept laughing as we went into the clothing shops because everything looked like it was straight out of Nepal (we both volunteered there last summer)! We just kept looking at the price of things and cracking up because they were selling it for like 5x the price of what you could get it for back in Nepal. Such a ripoff! But the food, oh the food! They have so many food stands and restaurants to choose from, and I’m pretty sure any one of them will be the best meal you’ve ever had!

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The best Pad Thai I’ve ever had! If you’re ever in London, make the trip to Camden Market and get this!

Harry Potter World

Definitely the best thing to do in London…. visiting Harry Potter World! I made up separate post about it here a couple weeks ago that you can check out if you’d like! It was seriously sooo much fun, and is something that you really have to do at least once, even if you’re not a HP fan!

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Random tidbits

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See a Broadway show! My friend Orla and I went and saw Wicked the Musical and it was so amazing! I was too afraid to take a picture because I thought they’d throw me out, so here is one I stole off the internet hah! But this was exactly what it looked like!

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Do you see that little street sign in the top right hand corner? Yep, thats Abbey Road, home of the famous crosswalk seen on The Beatles album cover. Unfortunately they were doing road construction literally two feet away from the crosswalk, so while my friend and I tried getting the best photo we could, they will not be making an appearance on here because of how bad they turned out hah!

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London is seriously such a beautiful city, and these cute old school taxis made it feel like I was walking through a scene right out a movie!

So, that’s London. The most beautiful, fun, creative, and well, really just the best city ever! I know I’ll be back again, and hopefully you guys will be able to visit one day and use this post as a bit of a reference! As always, thanks for reading!

Love, Kaite.