Mike and I have a trip planned to London to visit friends in the beginning of September. We’ve both been several times (I’m probably getting into double digits at this point). London is my absolute favorite city and if there was a way for me to live there for a year or two I would jump/dive/leap/roll out of a moving vehicle (you get the point) at the chance! But until that time comes I’m always happy to visit!
The other night I started making a list of things we’d like to see on this trip and decided to share in case it’s helpful to you. But to be totally honest, this post is a little self-interested (okay, a LOT self-interested) as I’d LOVE to get some recommendations on what we should do from you guys! What are your favorite things to do? What is your favorite restaurant? What MUST we see? I always love hearing from readers so please do let me know!
BUCKINGHAM PALACE – It seems as though every time I’m in London Buckingham Palace is closed for visitors. The website says it’s open through September so I may finally get to pay a visit to the Queen, or at least tour the Palace.
SHOPPING – I have several go-to shops I love to hit up every time I’m in London, but this time I’d like to explore Liberty London. I’ve also never been in a Primark. Now that they are making their way over to the US it’s about time I checked one out! Are there any stores you love in London that aren’t in the States?
AFTERNOON TEA – I love to try a new spot for Afternoon Tea every time I visit. I even made a list of places I want to try here. I’d love to hear other suggestions too! So many good places, so little time! (sketch Afternoon Tea is shown below)
HARRY POTTER – My Mom and I took a trip to London many years ago. It was my first trip to Europe and is probably when I officially caught the travel bug. I bought the first Harry Potter book on that trip, I don’t think it was available in the US yet, and I’ve been obsessed ever since! I’d really like to do the Harry Potter Studio Tour. My husband isn’t as into the whole Harry Potter thing, so I’ll have to make it up to him with tickets to an English Premier League soccer game. Now the big question is… what team should we see?! If we can’t get tickets just watching in a pub will be fun too!
BRUNCH – I’ve had a lot of friends recommend brunch at Granger & Co. in Notting Hill. Is this place worth all the fuss? Either way you can’t beat a morning stroll through this lovely neighborhood!
What other things would you recommend? I can’t wait to hear!