My trip to London with Allison this past spring was non-stop, exhausting and incredibly fun city adventure. London being the political, cultural and business capital of England made it feel a lot like DC, New York and Chicago all rolled into one.
We walked everywhere, ticked shops and eateries we wanted to visit off our list and museums to visit. From the moment we landed in Heathrow we hit the ground running. Dropping our bags off at the hotel and hopping on the tube to see the sights.
A note about traveling abroad: breakfast is a big deal.
When looking at hotels to stay at I always try to find out with a breakfast spread. It's amazing how fortifying toast (wheat for Allison, white for me), juice, rolls, jam, cold meat, coffee (or tea for Allison), yogurt and fruit can set you up for good day.
We took a day trip to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover. I was nice to get out of the city and be driven around to places all day. After walking seven or more miles a day it was nice to sit on a coach bus. The best part of this day was Allison's comment about a clock at the castle, "Hm, this clock is older than our country."
Our last day was spent eating everything. Borough Market in the morning and afternoon tea at Kensington Palace.
Places we went: (At least the ones I can recall)
- The Red Lion- pub near Downing Street
- Wahaca- Mexican street fare restaurant
- All Bar One- cocktail bar with 2 for 1 happy hour
- The Orangery- Afternoon tea at Kensington Palace
- Borough Market- eat, shop, people watch
- Bubbledogs- Fancy hot dogs and Champs