We traveled to London for a weekend. A cloudy, rainy, sometimes sunny, but mostly fun and intense weekend. Traveling with my sister is one of the things I like most in life.
– Covent Garden –
We stayed in an hotel located in Russell Square, I think it is a good location if your idea is to visit the city. The underground is near and you can go on foot to some interesting places.
London is a huge city, so it’s hard to see everything on a weekend. We do not usually plan our trips too much, because we like to see everything quietly and enjoy a city without haste, but this time we thought that deciding which area we wanted to see each day was a good choice, and it was.
The first day we went to Covent Garden, where we spent the morning strolling through its charming streets and visiting the market. We quickly ate sandwiches at “Pret A Manger” in Trafalgar Square, before heading to Big Ben.
– Trafalgar Square –
– Big Ben and London Eye –
“Image, sound memories.”
Then we walked through St James Park to Buckingham Palace and up Piccadilly Street.
To end that long day, we went to Soho for a drink in a pub whose name I can’t remember. It was an old church converted into a pub where they played live music. Afterwards we had dinner in that area.
On the second day we got up early, and had breakfast on the way to Hyde Park.
After a stroll along the beautiful streets of Notting Hill, we took a subway to visit Liberty and Carnaby. I recommend drinking something in Sketch and having dinner in Vapiano.
The third and last day, we walked along the river bank, under the rain. We visited the Tate Modern and the London Bridge to finish the day at Spitalfields Market.
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– Tate Modern –
“Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.”
– London Bridge –
“London is extremely global, and I think that’s reflected in the city’s style and design. London is a bit of a juxtaposition: it’s a green and peaceful city if you know where to find the secret oases, but it’s also vibrant, urban and busy.”