We’ve been living in London for a year! It’s so hard to believe, time is really flying… I remember the first feeling when we arrived to High Street Kensington. After the cold and dump months in Cork, London was such a relief with its sunny and mild summer weather, lots of trees and flowers, and even more things to see and do.
Also Kensington and Chelsea is one of the bests. We was living there in Airbnb for a week, and found our apartment the very first night (beginner’s luck I guess :)), so from the second day we had nothing to do but enjoy London in its fullness.
Now, that it happened almost a year ago, we decided to go to the City again to wonder a bit from the Westminster Abbey to the Regent’s Park and Baker Street, what means a lot of pictures in this post. Enjoy! 🙂
First things first; my outfit of the day. A bit summery, a bit transitional, but most importantly comfortable. These Vagabond slippers are still one of the bests and we were walking a lot.
We started at the Westminster Abbey. Actually we planned to use our London Pass what we got from our friends last year, and we found this shorter tour in the guide, so we decided to be tourists again and try it.
Second stop was the St James’s Park. I love every park in the City, as they make you forget you’re in the middle of a huge metropolis like London.
The Buckingham Palace. I guess there’s not too much to add. 🙂
Accidentally we witnessed the changing of the guard too and some typical narrow but pretty Londoner building.
The Green Park, where we had our lunch and flowers on a tavern on our way. I adore flowers everywhere. 🙂
The Piccadilly Circus and the Trafalgar Square. It was quite busy – as usual – so we didn’t spend too much time here, but they couldn’t get cut out from the mix. 🙂
Some handsome horse along Whitehall. Ok, the first one was struggling with its bridle (and didn’t want to lick the lady on the face), but the second one stood at attention. 🙂
Going further on Whitehall (where we checked the Downing Street as well) to the Parliament and Big Ben.
I have to say, that both of them pretty amazing, and well, a totally different experience to see them in person.
The River Thames from the Westminster Bridge and the London Eye.
Next stop was Swiss Cottage (by Tube), mostly because we fancy the name and wanted to look around. 🙂 But eventually we got to Primrose Hill where the view is just perfect.
Because we were there we decided to check the Regent’s Park as well. Another perfect park in the city (which includes the Zoo too).
And this one reminds me the most of the Varosliget in Budapest. We already picked out where we’re gonna eat next time. 🙂
And finally, just because it was so close and because I’m a big fan, the Sherlock Holmes Museum. Actually we’ve never been inside (yet), but the Souvenir Shop is pretty good too, well, if it’s not full – as usual.
The whole house is so pretty with the flowers on the balcony and in the window. After this we decided to go home by a double decker and walked even more on the road what’s also called Little India where we bought my first ever whole coconut to drink and the perfect vegetarian supper for the evening.
This whole day was more than perfect from the weather through London itself, to the food. There’s nothing better to go home and chill after a well spent day outside. 🙂
Leather jacket and striped tee – Mango, belt – ASOS, jeans – Levi’s 501, mini tote – Zara, slippers – Vagabond, sunnies – RayBan
Have a lovely Sunday, guys!
PS: if you want to see more pictures from England, go and check out my previous post from Cambridge too. 🙂