I was expecting to enjoy London but, you know, the same way that you like big Cities. But, for some reason, it seems that the British Capitale has made it to my heart.
The Story — 5 Days in London
So, if you follow me on Social Media (and especially on Instagram), you probably know that I was in London for some days last week. As many people have been asking me: why is that? Why was I in London? First thing: it is neither work nor blog or anything related. I have been wanting to visit the City for years now, but for some reason I always postponed.
To be honest I also really needed a break from work, stress, and the typical "Parisian life".
You probably won't believe me, but a squirrel literally climbed on me in this Park
From the weather (that was way more lenient than I expected) to the people and the culture of the city, I really liked this first stay in London. Also, I absolutely love the English language so it was really interesting to actually get to speak it in front of native people and hear them answering me. Let's say it was basically cool just being in an English atmosphere.
I'm as much a lover of the City as the Countryside. London like Paris and every metropolis is very polluted (ambient pollution), very populated hence very stressful but, this time it didn't matter. I found it gorgeous and I fell in love with the British Capitale ❤️. Am I a Londoner already? ✨
Things I would suggest in London
Planning to visit London soon too? Well, here are some ideas I could throw on your bucket list...
Place to go to
- Camden. It seems like the whole world suggested me go visit Camden and I did. Well ... kinda. It was actually the last day and I didn't have that much time left so I went there, visited some stores and markets, bought some stuff then left. But if you have more time than me, I definitely advise you to go there!
- Oxford Street. Almost like our typical Champs Elysées or rather our Parisians Grands Boulevards, Oxford Street is a huge and gorgeous commercial Street located in the heart of London. Since I went there in mid-November I was amazed by the beauty of the street and its Christmas lights. Oh, and in this street, you'll find the famous "Harry Potter-themed Primark" everyone has been talking about these past weeks (as a matter of facts it's not that crazy but anyway).
- Forbidden Planet Store. Not that far from Oxford Street, you'll find a direct portal to Heaven. Just kidding (well, kinda). I went to this store recommended to me by Clara from The Book Worm of Notre Dame and I absolutely adored it. Basically, if you like any universe from Harry Potter to Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Marvel, DC, etc., you will be at home 🤩. I didn't buy that much stuff but I sincerely spent hours in this store.
- Jamie's Italian Restaurant: One of the first places I went to in the capital on a recommendation from my host/friend and I adored it. Lovely place to eat and delicious food. Especially the desserts!
Things to do
- The London Eye. Quite expensive I will confess (£26), but definitely worth it! From the London Eye, you can see the City ... from the sky. It's really impressive so yeah, I definitely recommend it.
- Eat Fish&Chips. Fat, a bit queasy, but unavoidable, I named: Fish&Chips. You can't go to London and not taste it. It would be like going to Canada without tasting a Putin or Beavertails.
- Eat an actual English Breakfast. Pretty much the same description as the Fish&Chips. It could be a bit strange to taste in the morning if you're coming from another Culture but you definitely should try it out anyway!
Things to see
Those might be obvious choices, but those are some places I think you should definitely see :
- Westminster Palace/Big Ben
- Buckingham Palace
- St James Park
- The London Bridge
That's it for my journey to London. But, what about you: what's the last town (or country) you discovered?
Oh, and don't worry London, it's only Goodbye. I definitely intend to come back, ASAP.
Last updated: 6 months ago