LONDON - what we saw + photo diary!
After being away from London for so long, we felt like this was the right time to go back. Throughout the past years, we’ve visited most of the main European capitals; Rome, Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm and so many more… but London was always missing from the list! That’s why a month ago we decided to book a trip to the British capital. What was scaring us the most was the weather… London at the beginning of the year is usually very cold, so we were very happily surprised to find spring like temperatures!
Staying at The London EDITION hotel in the heart of SOHO, we were in walking distance to so many popular places like Oxford Circus, Piccadilly, Carnaby which is why we spent our first day just walking around (and also went to Harrods for a quick visit).
One of our favorite things to do in London was definitely explore all the beautiful neighborhoods, from Primrose Hill to Notting Hill, this city is definitely a picture heaven.
When you go to Primrose Hill, what you definitely don’t want to miss Chalcot Square and the surrounding streets. These colorful houses are lovely just to look at, especially considering how quiet this part of town is, you won’t mind walking around for a bit.
Notting Hill is not only a beautiful part of London, but it also makes you feel like you’re walking on the set of a movie. It's so full of paste colored houses you wish one of them was your own.
After walking around for hours, Portobello Road was our last stop in Notting Hill. Everybody knows of Portobello Road Market. People come from all over the world just to discover the beautiful antiques, and it is also widely represented in the media… our mind immediately went to the Disney movie “Bedknobs and Broomsticks”, childhood feels!
Even if it was definitely not cold while we were in London, the sun hardly shined, but this ended up playing in our favor as we witnessed one of the most beautiful sunsets we’d ever seen!
We first headed to Westminster before lunch, and it was really windy and rainy so we had to hide inside a museum before we could keep exploring.
But on the very same day we decided to return to the Big Ben a few hours later, before sunset and… just look at the pictures to see how wonderful it was!
Our last day in London ended on Regent Street, after going to Fortnum & Mason and falling in love with every little thing they had, we got to see the real London City Life as everyone was getting out of work at rush hour, the traffic was insane!