A few weeks ago I arrived in rainy London on a rainy Friday in order to attend a dinner for a blogging project I am very excited about. (More to come on this.)
After a cup of tea with Tina at a darling farm store near the airport, I took the train to Victoria and walked straight to Buckingham Palace, because I missed seeing it on my last visit.
I mentioned the last time I went to London that I just chose a few places to wander over my short time there, and I did that again on this visit. I was there for less than 36 hours, but I chose a couple of places I wanted to see before I left home and decided to just keep my eyes open as I walked where I could in that amount of time.
On Saturday the sun came out and I think I might have skipped + danced around the city rather than walk.
Here’s just a little bit of what I saw.
A sweet family on Barclays Bicycles.
The British Museum. (Bonus: Free admission)
Hello blue sky that you can still see from inside the museum!
The British Museum is a wonderful spot to take in the sun from indoors.
Had my mother been with me, we would have stopped here for tea.
But instead I went to see the mummies, the Rosetta stone and even a bog man.
So. Much. Amazingness.
Next I took the underground to Camden Town. I have Paul and Karen to thank for teaching me the ropes on the Tube and I’m proud to say that I even helped someone else find their way. Tube Skills, yo!
Camden Market is so much eye candy I cannot even take it.
I cannot wait to go back with the kids. Um, and Whitney, because hello, the amazing photos she will take.
Hello crazy storefronts.
After walking for a long time, I bought a curry.
Then I sat right here and ate it. Pretty much perfect.
Late in the afternoon, I hopped back on the Tube and rode all the way to the airport to board my plane for Aberdeen, and I was home in time for dinner.
And that is amazing, because from Arkansas, London has always seemed like one gajillion miles away. A place I might go if I ever have the time. But only after I’ve been to all the little hill towns in Italy. I have to say that I have been positively swept away by this city, and I know that about ten gajillion people have said that before me, but I am not really a city girl. Usually I prefer a country walk.
But I will walk around London again any time I get the opportunity.
I’m sharing these photos today as part of Instagram Travel Thursday! Do you Instagram + Travel? Join in the link up or even just tag your photos on Instagram with #IGTravelThursday to show where in the world you are today!