We just got back from London, and it’s Friday after a short holiday week! We had such a lovely time in London, but we’re looking forward to a nice and relaxing weekend at home catching up on some sleep! Jetlag has had us on a pretty crazy schedule. We’ve both lived in London previously, and visited several times since living there, so we didn’t do a lot of the typical touristy things that first time visitors do. Instead, this trip we was pretty laid back, and we tried to do as the locals do. This trip came about because we got Adele tickets to her last series of concerts at Wembley Stadium. The show we scored tickets for happened to be on my birthday, so we figured it was fate and decided to make a fun trip out of it! Our Mom joined us, and together we had a fun six days in one of our favorite cities!
We flew overnight, landing in London bright and early on my birthday. We started the day by casually bumping into Kate Middleton as she was entering the Victoria & Albert Museum to open a new exhibit! What a fun birthday surprise! Then we headed to Crumbs and Doilies to pick up my birthday cake, before embarking on the journey to Wembley Stadium to see Adele!
Shelbs and I saw Adele before when she performed at MSG last fall, but it was so fun to see her perform in front of a hometown crowd. It was an amazing show, and we were very surprised to hear in the following days that she had to cancel her last two shows due to vocal strain. We might have seen her last show ever! That’s so crazy!
The next day we headed to Notting Hill to walk around and explore one of our favorite neighborhoods. We’re going to do a separate post next week on everything we ate this trip (hint: we ate A LOT), so look out for that.
We started day three with breakfast at the Ivy Chelsea Garden, which was such a cute spot! It reminded us a lot of SaraBeth’s. After shopping our way through Chelsea, we headed to Peggy Porschen Cakes for an afternoon snack.
Such a sweet little spot for an afternoon pick me up!
That evening we headed to Neal’s Yard for an early dinner before joining the long queue at Milk Train for the world’s coolest ice cream cone!
After a little more shopping, we headed to the Victoria & Albert Museum to check out the Balenciaga exhibit as well as the Pink Floyd exhibit. They were both really interesting! Highly recommend if you have the chance.
We ended the day with a traditional Sunday roast at a cute little pub in Notting Hill.
On our last full day, we spent the morning hanging out in Hyde Park, which is one of our favorite places in the city.
Then we headed to Sketch for afternoon tea! We’ll share more on this in an upcoming post, but we had to share the bathrooms now! It was so weird to pee in a little space pod!
On our last day, we finally hit up a few of the touristy spots. We headed to Westminster Abbey, waved hi to Big Ben, and took some cheesy tourist phone booth photos.
Then we walked over to say hello to the Queen, but sadly she seemed to be out of town, so we drowned our sorrows in the world’s best ice cream from my favorite pink ice cream truck in South Kensington.
We had such a good time in London, and are already planning a future trip to England next year as my best friend is actually moving there in a few weeks! Obviously we;ll have to go visit! 🙂
We’ll be sharing more about our trip soon, including where we ate and more about some of our favorite spots.