London is one of the world's greatest cities. Having been several times now, I find myself looking forward to visiting one of the world's most global places each time I have a trip planned.
After our day at Wimbledon, Mom and I spent 4 more days sightseeing around the city. We hit all the major sites, easily getting to the Tube from our apartment between Vauxhall and Lambeth North. I use Airbnb to find apartments when traveling. I've had pretty good luck with most of the apartments I've rented in the past couple years and would recommend it to those of you looking to get out of the hotel scene.
|the view from our apartment included Big Ben|
While in the UK most of the summer, I tried to sample as many different ciders as possible. This proved to be one of my favorites.
|perfect way to cap off a day in London|
|Mom with Parliament and Big Ben in the background|
Mom thought M&M World was pretty impressive- at least the M&M selection!
|hmmm...I wonder whose gift she's holding!|
The Harry Potter fan in me insisted on finding the fake Hogwarts train platform!
|I did, however, refuse to wait in line to have a picture of myself taken at said platform.|
In an effort to avoid Italian food in Milan, Indian has become a favorite. There's no better city in the world to eat Indian food (at least, outside of India!).
|This was Mom's 1st Indian meal..."It was better than I expected, " says Mom.|
And, we made sure to catch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. This, by the way, is SUPER BORING! But, I guess you should be able to say it's something you've seen if you have traveled to London.
I had heard about the Borough Market online and we made sure to check out this local favorite.
|this grilled cheese came recommended!|
One of our last stops was Kensington Palace Gardens. We didn't make it inside the portion of the palace that's open, but the small gardens were really pretty and the local park was full of people enjoying the unusually sunny London weather!
Next up...Bath and a tour of Stonehenge and small town England.