Papparazzi photos from last year’s trip to London, England. **pics are super incomplete**
‘Turista’ day was all scrunched up on day 1, because I had so many places I wanted to see and things to do in the 3 weeks that I was there. I went by the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral from a far, and then walked around the streets of Covent Garden while killing time to see a play. I chose to watch Matilda. Tip#1 NEVER schedule a play on the same day of your arrival. Specially when traveling during the cold season, because I FELL ASLEEP about 30 minutes into the show! What a bummer that jet lag was.
I had arrived on a friday, and so the next day I took the tube and was already off bargain shopping at Portobello Market on Portobello Rd– Notting Hill. Tip#2 just shop on the last few days of your trip to budget properly! My case was just an exception because the market is only open on Saturdays and that was the only weekend in my whole trip that I was gonna be in the city, and so on Sunday I grabbed lunch at Borough Market which was only open once a week as well. East end is one of my favorite parts of London. Mostly because of all that street art and ‘Uk’ type spots which other than dust and dirt, had so much forgotten treasures that I was so happy to repurchase! My best buy was a pair of gold knitted slippers (that I had left from a beach trip I went on months later :().
And then I went to Camden Market, which had more eclectic shops and cool items, I even remember going into a store that had only black lights on, interiors were glow-in-the-dark with half naked female dancers, and EDM playing in the background– obviously everything they sold were all the items you would need for parties and the like.
No I did not have any meat pies, but I didn’t forget to have fish and chips! Ate at really good restaurants, not british though.lol Only thing I like about british food is whatever they serve for breakfast: toast, (pork and) beans, mushrooms and tomatoes! (is that even completely british?)Otherwise, blech! No offense to all the englishmen and women, I do and always will love you all so dearly, so dontchu worry!
There was also the mandatory telephone booth pic; I tried to “chill” at Primrose Hill, but it was just too chilly.haha There was also Picadilly Circus, V&A Museum, and high tea at The Berkeley! More or less, scones are the only thing sweet that I actually love (I dont even put honey in my tea), so I ordered some not expecting how this wonerful display of treats were all actually as delicious as it is so fashiown! Fun fact: these desserts are actually inspired by the latest trends (at the time Fall 2013 I believe), by some of the best designers in the world, i.e. DVF, Prada, Hermes, YSL, Gucci, etc!