I went to London and I…
Things to do in London, England.
I started my trip to England with a stop in Harrogate to visit my friend Tom. After a few days exploring the north I went to London where I spent a week with my friend Dylan and all the other travel bloggers at World Travel Market. After that week I left to explore more of England and Scotland but I returned again at the end of my trip to see more of the city and find more things to see and do in London. Here are some of the highlights of my time there.
I went to London and I…
I went for a wander around Camden Market, with my friend Tom, who I met in Honduras earlier this year.
I stayed with my travel blogger friend Dylan, who had interesting techniques for waking his guests up.
I took the tube all over. And, of course, minded the gap.
I went out to pubs for plenty of drinks. Here we are cheering with mulled cider at a pub.
I went to Borough Market, Britain’s most renowned food market, and sampled as much food as I could.
I saw The Shard. From a distance, not from inside.
I walked past William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. And admired the building, though not from inside.
I saw St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Being December, I saw the Christmas snow globe at Piccadilly Circus…
And a Lego Snow Globe at Covent Garden.
And more Christmas lights around London.
And a bunch of boys in Christmas sweaters in an English pub.
I stumbled upon a horse guards parade and stopped for a while to observe.
I spent a day at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A Museum) — the world’s leading museum of art and design. Here is a pretty chandelier.
I saw Big Ben. It was big.
I visited Westminster Abbey, a royal church and World Heritage Site.
I saw Buckingham Palace.
I took a long stroll through Hyde Park and visited the Christmas market.
I walked through Chinatown.
I took a long walk along a towpath, listening to Mumford & Sons in my headphones the whole way.
I went to Broadway Market in London and ate everything I could (including a salted caramel whoopie pie from Violet).
I saw where Sylvia Plath lived. And where she died. (There are English heritage blue plaques guiding you to famous buildings.)
I went to Primrose Hill for a gorgeous view of London.
I met up for dinner with Dan, who I met in Chiang Mai.
And I went to Brick Lane Market…
and saw plenty of Brick Lane Street Art surrounding it.