First stop on the European tour: Foggy London Town!
My first visit to this city came with a welcomed sigh of relief. After two months of adjusting my audio to French speakers, it was strange to finally understand people again. Spring was there to welcome me and my visit was accompanied with long strolls through Hyde Park, bustling city walks through the Strand and just general meandering through alleys lined with magnificent street art in Shoreditch.
The food was vast and lived up to the hype. I had an unforgettable dining experience at Heston Blumenthal’s celebrated Diner, steaming hot dumplings and Dim Sum in China Town, Indian cuisine boosting sweat inducing curries and of coarse, greasy fish and chips with tarter sauce.
To wash it all down? Pints upon pints of beer, a pleasant change from all the wines in France. The pub scene in London is like non other, with charming historic pubs once favored by Charles Dickens, cavernous underground drinking holes and elegant rooftop bars.
In a mere 3 days, I got a great taste of what the city has to offer: a true mix of old and new, having seen London Tower and Big Ben in the same skyline as the sweeping, glass monstrosities popping up all over town. And while there’s still so much more to do and see for my next visit, I can proudly boost I even got to see the Queen!
Here are some highlights from London:
Poppies famous fish and chips
Spring blooms in Hyde Park
Quaint pubs lining the streets of Old London
Heston Blumenthal’s LIFE CHANGING octopus
God save the Queen! Surprise visit from the Queen as she left Westminster Abbey.
Dim Sum in China Town
Tower Bridge popping over the London Tower
Springtime at Hyde Park
Gloomy Westminster Abbey and Parliment
Pardon my wings —Street Art in Shoreditch