I was expecting to enjoy London but, you know, the same way that you like big Cities. But, for some reasons, 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 nor work, nor blog or anything related. I have been wanting to visit the City for years now, but for some reasons I always postponed.
To be honest I also really needed a break from work, stress and the typical “Parisian life”.
From the weather (that was way more lenient that 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 on 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 in your bucket list…
Place to go to
- Camden. It seems like the whole world suggested me to 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 stuffs 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, the Oxford Street is a huge and gorgeous commercial Street located in the heart of London. Since I went there in mid-november I was amaze 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 have 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 stuffs but I sincerely spent hours in this store.
- Jamie’s Italian Restaurant : One of the first place 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 in 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.