How to Spend a Long Weekend in London
*Just touched down in London town*
I know what you're thinking: you're flying ALL the way to London for only three days?!
The short answer, yes. The long answer, YES of course, why not?! As soon as Richie found out he would be flying to London for a two-week business trip, he thought it would be the perfect opportunity to explore a new city together. Enter Memorial Day Weekend. A three-day weekend we could take advantage of to wander the streets of London.
How to spend a long weekend in London:
BOROUGH MARKET. Y.E.S. This market was one of our first stops & it was everything and more I had heard it would be. Endless vendors offering the most delicious fruit smoothies, truffle oils, meats, cheeses, and sweets. Make sure to go on an empty stomach! By far a must do!
WALK THE BRIDGES. London Bridge isn't falling down quite yet, so take advantage and criss-cross the Thames River by walking London's most famous bridges. The iconic Tower Bridge & London Bridge offer gorgeous views of the city. If you're feeling daring, walk across the Tower Bridge's glass floor walkway.
LONDON EYE. A touristy stop that offers a breathtaking 360-view of the city. The Ferris wheel-like ride takes about a half-hour to complete & gives you a birds-eye-view of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.
CAMDEN MARKET. This artsy hot spot is SO cool. This market offers a variety of locally-made arts & crafts, food & drink, and highlights the artisan side of London. Must do's: have a bowl of your favorite breakfast cereal @ Cereal Killers. This one-of-a-kind spot serves up everything from Captain Crunch to Wheaties. Enjoy a glass or jug of fresh-squeezed OJ or lemonade. Stop in this adorable gift shop.
SCOTT'S. Richie & I had the most delicious seafood at this well-known Mayfair restaurant. Little to our knowledge, the lovely Victoria Beckham put her touch on this London hot spot with her beautifully decorated summer terrace. Although it won't be around for much longer, I highly recommend having dinner or a cocktail at Scott's - you won't be disappointed!
HYDE PARK. London's very own central park. This royal park is home to the Princess Diana memorial fountain, Kensington Palace & endless recreational activities to partake in.
PADDINGTON STATION. Did someone say marmalade? If you're traveling from LHR into the city, take the express line into Paddington Station and snap a pic with the cheeky bear statute known as Paddington.
THE BOOKING OFFICE. After stopping @ King's Cross Station to visit platform 9 3/4, venture across the street to St. Pancras & swing into this cathedral-like bar for a handcrafted cocktail that is sure to wow you.
BUCKINGHAM PALACE. You can't visit London without walking through the iron gates of Buckingham Palace. Be sure to note which flag is flying as this is a symbol if the Queen is in residence or not. Guards, please! Be sure to be near around 11a for the famous ceremony of changing of the guards.
Cheerio mate, enjoy your weekend in this royal place.
XO, The Future Miss You