Happy Wednesday babes! How's your week going? Daylight savings is trying to knock down my productivity, but I think for the most part coffee and power of will are helping me motor through.
I took a trip to the UK about two months ago. It was a spur-of-the-moment-you-only-live-once-why-not sort of trip, which is to say: it was a whirlwind. I was fortunate enough to be able to visit both London AND Scotland on this particular trip, but I'm going to dedicate different posts to each place, so the Scotland photo diary will be following in a week or so.
You gals know I am a woman of many words, but I feel that in the case of London, photos do this majestic place more justice than I could ever attempt. I've never been to a place with so much history and beauty and pride as London has. The pace, the buildings, the food, the people, everything is a treat for the senses. So brew yourself a cuppa, settle in, and enjoy a stroll through London, no umbrella or rain boots required.
The Tower Bridge.
Located just a few paces from the Tower of London (yes, the Tower of London), this bridge is striking. With vivid blues and intricate details throughout, the hype is deserved. On the day we went, it was glowing in the winter sun, and I say that to emphasize: it was not warm. However, the walk across and over on the way to the Borough Market was something I wouldn't've wanted to miss.
Click on the right side of the photo to see more shots from the market. (Caution: the following images can create extreme hunger. You have been warned.)
Flowers, produce, and food, oh my.
As you can probably tell by now, the Borough Market was one of my favorite visits while we were in London. All of the colors and aromas were amazing, and every item that was sold in there, from the breads to the cheeses, were extremely high quality and local. Let's just say this: my bank account is very glad I don't live in London, because wow, I wanted to buy everything.
Rainy days in London? Yes please.
We had a mixed bag of weather during our stay in London, but by far, my favorite weather was when it was cloudy with a touch of rain. The sunshine made all the old buildings sparkle, but the rain felt even more cozy to me. I can picture Londoners from a century ago walking on these same streets (albeit with less paint and a lot more cobblestone)!
When in doubt, go to a flea market.
Does it look like we went to a lot of markets? Because we did. We went to quite a few. And ate our way through each one! From tee shirts to books to boba tea, these indoor markets were full of amazing goods and aromas.
London Eye and Friends.
On our last day in London, we walked along this historic river and saw the London Eye, Parliament, and Westminster Abbey, because how could we not? I looked out for Sherlock, but no luck.
And that's a wrap! I hope you enjoyed galavanting through London with me. Have you been to London? What are your favorite spots? Let me know in the comments below, and as always, thank for reading!