Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The London Wrap - Part 1

Spending almost a month in London was A-MAY-ZING! I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to spend this extended amount of time in such an interesting place and to have happy sister time with my two little sissies Liane and Tatiane.

Here are a few of the highlights of the trip:

THE TUBE: What a fabulous way to get around! I love the easiness of the transport in London. Yes it can be crowded and people are rude and it is occasionally weirdly, tropically hot on some trains and you get this slightly gross warm wind tunnels in some of the stations, BUT, you can get anywhere so easily. And you only have to wait 3 minutes if you miss one. Transport Website

Turnham Green was our station as Liane lives in Chiswick.

BOROUGH MARKETS : A gourmet food market full of fresh and super appealing produce. We bought fresh fish, pickled garlic, huge artichokes, cheese and created a feast that evening. Borough Markets Website


PORTOBELLO MARKETS: Portobello markets is definitely one of the places to go if you're into your vintage threads. It is also home to that place from Notting Hill and has a delicious Hummingbird Bakery! Portobello Markets Website
 Tatski is a big fan of artist Banksy so was chuffed to spot an original!

BRICK LANE: Brick Lane is an area well known for its curries and drinking holes. Unfortunately while going there twice we just shopped, ate one of their famous salt beef bagels, visited Rough Trade Records, and the Renegade Craft Fair while soaking up the sights.

CAMDEN MARKETS: These are huge! And hectic but fun if you can get through the crowds. Great souvenirs, clothes and lots of novelty experiences - we had liquid nitrogen ice cream from Chin Chin while sitting on their swings - Yum! Market Website

PRIMROSE HILL: We had a great walk back from Camden to Maida Vale through places like Primrose Hill - a great vantage point to view London from.

ABBEY ROAD: We also briefly passed over the zebra crossing made famous by the Beatles. We didn't stay too long as there was a huge crowd trying to get the perfect shot individually while I felt sorry for the cars trying to get through the area!

Part two will be up soon - we did a lot in Ol' Blighty!

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