Little London Moments


Little London Moments

We made it to the famous London! Here are a little of my captured moments here..

Camden Town, London

 

Campden Town

Our first day here, we put the iconic sites on hold to meet up with one of our good friends Lindsay, who started off our adventures by taking us to Campden Town. Aside from having a lovely time just hanging out with him and his girl Alice, we had fun strolling through the punkish and artsy district, relaxing over tea in the warm sun at Yumchaa Tea House, and navigating through the smells and tastes in the food marketplace!

Yumchaa TeaAfter smelling every tea on the menu, I went for the Berry Berry Nice Rooibos Tea.

Yumchaa Tea

 

I love marketplaces, and food markets even more so! This one was one of the funnest ones I’ve been to. All these artisan food stands had their star dishes up on display, so it not only looked beautiful– in addition to the amazing smells everywhere. Vendors wanted you to choose their food, so we went by each one and had their delicious samples before we made our choices and indulged.

Camden Town, London

Gourmet Macaroni Cart! Lindsay’s choice… 

Camden Town, London

 

Camden Town, London

Camden Town, London

Camden Town, London

Tandoori Chicken in Pita… mine and Ernest’s choices!

Camden Town, London

Camden Town, London

 

Campden Town is known for being creative, artsy, eclectic and punk, so it was all cool to see. Good laughs, long walks, coffee shops, amaaaazing burgers and hanging out on top of the upsidetown tree in Hyde Park basically summarized the rest of the day. Sorry I couldn’t capture every moment! Thanks Lindsay and Alice for a great day in your company, and we can’t wait to see you again—hopefully grabbing some juicy burgers soon in the States!

Hyde Park, London

 

The next day we packed out our day with tourist sites with our traveling buds, Meghan & Ryan. =] We were still a bit jetlagged, and couldn’t believe we were actually in London!

London

 

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square, London

 

National Gallery

The National Gallery, LondonSome of my favorite paintings:

Still Life: An Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life, Harmen Steenwyck 1640… “The extinguished oil lamp, skull, watch, and recorder identify the picture as a vanitas, a reminder to the viewer of the transience of human life. However, the books, shells and sword may also refer to the pursuits of an active human mind, such as study and collecting.”

The National Gallery, London

 

The Water-Lily Pond, Claude Monet 1899

The National Gallery, London

 

The Graham Children, William Hogarth 1742

The National Gallery, London

 

A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase, Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder 1609-10

The National Gallery, London

 

By the way, Ernest’s favorite was Van Gogh. Who knew?

 

St. James Park

St. James Park, LondonSo beautiful! I wish I could stroll and lay and ponder here all day. It seems as though the weeping willow trees bent into the water would be the same ones that inspired Monet’s paintings…

St. James Park, London

St. James Park, London

 

Victoria Memorial at Buckingham Palace

Victoria Memorial

 

Big Ben & Westminster Palace

Big Ben, London

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Palace of Westminster, London

 

Westminster Abby

Westminster Abby London

 

London Eye

London Eye

 

Tower Bridge

Tower of London

Tower Bridge, London

Selfie enjoying Tower Bridge =]]

Tower of London

 

Tower of London

Tower of London

Tower of London

Tower of London

Tower of London

 

Aside from seeing different coffee shops, my favorites mentioned in this post!!!… here are more London treats:

 

Portobello Road Market, Notting Hill

Portobello Road Market, London

Portobello Road Market, London

Portobello Road Market, London

 

Chipotle

Chipotle London

No regrets. It was amazing. They use different cheese and Chipotle tastes different in other places because it uses locally sourced ingredients! I almost cried.

 

Afternoon Tea with Meghan at The Wellington

The Wellington High Tea

The Wellington High Tea

And our street where we stayed at Easy Hotel! And our room… too funny!

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Easy Hotel, London

 

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