Apr 9, 2017

My London Favs



London is one of my favorite places in the entire world. I appreciate the culture, food, fashion, architecture, accents (lol), etc. I feel like it's my home away from home. Maybe that's because I spent an entire month getting to know the city or maybe it's because it's somewhere entirely different than where I was born. Either way, I enjoy the city very much and hope to continue to explore it for the rest of my life.

In prep for my month in London, I did research, lots of it. I didn't want to miss out, so I had an itinerary of things I had to do, had to eat, etc. Although I didn't completely finish the list, I found my favorites rather quickly. When I returned in April, I was happy to relive my favorites once again.

So if you're headed to London and don't have a clue of what to do, what to eat, where to go, etc. Try out my list. I promise you won't be disappointed.

To put you in perspective real quick, I stayed in Shoreditch, a cool, trendy section of London, filled with street arts, street food, and the best street style.

To get around, I used the tube. It's a Londoners best friend, and your best friend if you want to take advantage of the short amount of time you have in London.

So let's get onto the list:

What to see:

Notting Hill: It's prettier than a picture.



Covent Garden: I love Covent Garden. It's a touristy area, but the shops and food finds are worth the wait. Make sure you try out a cider while you're there.




Kensington Palace: The gardens are pretty, I promise.



The London Eye and Big Ben: If you're a tourists, you just gotta go.



Where to eat:

Borough Market: (Or any market in particular) Markets offer the best street food, plus the prices are low so you can try many different options. (Including these Nutella Danish pancakes)



Pop Brixton: A cool place to hang out. Get some drinks and eat some food with good company.



Meat Liquor: Don't be turned away from the name. They have the best burgers in the business. 

Molly Bakes: For milkshakes bigger than your head.

Friends of Ours: My favorite brunch spot. Did anyone say avocado toast?



Where to drink:

Brooklyn Coffee: Coffee galore.

The Book Club: Library/bar. 

Queen of Hoxton: Rooftop bars are London's summer highlights.

Where to shop:

91 Brick Lane: Vintage thrills and unique street style that will inspire you for the rest of your trip.



Boxpark: Shopping and food. Does it get better than this?

Seven Dials: For a more elevated shopping experience. 


And there we have it, although my list is small, it's worthwhile.

Let me know in the comments below your favorite London spots.











3 comments:

  1. Loved this post, Alexis! My fiancé and I are in the process of deciding where we want to travel for our honeymoon, so posts like yours help us out a lot! I've always wanted to to visit Europe, and London, specifically, so I love seeing posts like yours! If we end up visiting London, we will for sure check out some of these spots. Again, loved your blog! :)

    - Alyssa (JRN 105)

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  2. Alexis,

    While I have never been to London, it is on my bucket list to make my way over to Europe. Similar to you, whenever I travel I am always making my own little schedule of places I want to visit, including how much time I spend there, and so on. Also, your blog looks great with all the pictures. Keep it up!

    Casey Voisin (JRN 105)

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  3. Hey Alexis! Your blog layout is really well done! You have a ton of interesting content and amazing pictures. I really like how in-depth and involving your articles are. Your blog is really fun, and I really enjoyed reading it and thinking about places I want to visit in the future. Wonderful blog, keep it up!

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