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LONDON - what we saw

LONDON - what we saw

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!

St. Paul's Cathedral from the Millennium Bridge

St. Paul's Cathedral from the Millennium Bridge

Chiltern Street

Chiltern Street

Chinatown

Chinatown

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).

Carnaby Street sign

Carnaby Street sign

0xford Street

0xford Street

Oxford Circus

Oxford Circus

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus

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.

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill

Chalcot Crescent

Chalcot Crescent

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.

Berkley Road

Berkley Road

Chalcot Crescent

Chalcot Crescent

Chalcot Square

Chalcot Square

When we went to Notting Hill, we had a special guide to show us around, our long time friend Zoë who’s been living there for a really long time, knows literally everything about her neighborhood. 

Zoë in St. Luke's Mews

Zoë in St. Luke's Mews

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. 

Lancaster Road

Lancaster Road

Notting Hill

Notting Hill

Our first stop was St. Luke's mews, which is where they shot the famous scene in "Love Actually" where Mark declares his love to Juliet. 

St. Luke's Mews

St. Luke's Mews

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!

Portobello Road

Portobello Road

Portobello Road

Portobello Road

Portobello Road

Portobello Road

Chepstow Villas

Chepstow Villas

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!

Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge

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.

Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge

Under the Westminster Bridge

Under the Westminster Bridge

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!

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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!

Regent Street

Regent Street

Regent Street

Regent Street

The London EDITION - where we stayed

The London EDITION - where we stayed

SAN FRANCISCO - what we saw

SAN FRANCISCO - what we saw