London Love

- International, Travel

It has been way too long since I’ve done a travel post, considering traveling is a passion of mine! With my upcoming trip to Europe, London being stop number one, and the upcoming Olympic Games, I thought it would be the perfect time to do a post on London.  Out of all the places I’ve been thus far, London is my favorite and has completely stolen my heart! I took a course in London for three weeks when I studied abroad and went back several weekends after I settled down in Wales.

I also went back in fall of 2009 and had just as much fun and love for London the second time overseas! Can’t wait to go back in just a couple of weeks!

Here are some of my suggestions if you visit London:

St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral is a must while you are in London, and if you can make it up to the Golden Gallery (528 steps!) then you will be able to see the most amazing view over London.  I have gone up all the stairs three times (and I have a slight fear of heights) but again, if you can make it, it is totally worth going all the way up! I am most certainly planning on going all the way up again when we visit in just a couple weeks. Can’t wait to see the view with my mother and sisters!

Harrods

Although I could never afford much at Harrods, it is worth going to and walking around.  The layout and everything is just beautiful and if you can make it to the shoe display, go, go, GO! It is like walking into your ultimate fantasy… black drapes and gorgeous shoes lined up everywhere! Definitely worth a visit… not too mention there are plenty of other museums and shopping nearby on High Street Kensington!

Tower of London

Tower of London is just one of those musts! Lots of history, great views and picture opportunities! I will be going back for the third time when I am there with my family and I am looking forward to it!

Icco Pizza– 46 Goodge Street, London W1T 4LU

Ummm what’s to say except this pizza is delicious and reasonably priced! One of my best friend’s from high school told me to meet up with her older sister while I was in London the first time and she treated me to pizza at Icco and I was addicted from that point.  I have been there a few times and will make certain that I take my family there for a nice pizza treat, especially since I will be trying to stay to a budget while eating and shopping overseas!

The Sandwich Shop– 54 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 4QT

Another cheap, quick place to eat near the Gloucester Road tube station. They have delicious sandwiches ranging from two to five pounds, so it is a great place to stop by for a quick meal while touring, shopping and enjoying the sites and views of London!

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27 Comments

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    molly
    May 22, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    ahhh i’ve ALWAYS wanted to go to london!! i was there in the airport on a layover once… but that’s it :)

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      Rachel
      May 22, 2012 at 6:57 PM

      THAT counts! Haha :) But seriously though, London is such a fun place. A lot of history but completely modern, great shopping, tons of free museums and just fun to ride the tube and people watch :) I don’t care if it rains all the time, it is still my favorite! <3

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    Annie
    May 22, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    These photos are awesome – would LOVE to go to London!!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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    Adriana
    May 22, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Love the pictures!! Hope you have a great time in Europe!!

    Little Petite

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    antonella c'est moi
    May 22, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    i love London..fantastic city!!!

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    KATEFP
    May 22, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Dear first how adorable you look in all the photos? Too cute *.* And how we miss London, we really have to comeback really soon, is one of those magical cities :) when i was a little girl it was actually my first trip, so i really have a special relation with it *.* So cool that you studied there too, such an awesome experience! :) Have a lovely day *.*

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    Fashion By Alicia
    May 22, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    I’ve never been to London but have always wanted to. Gorgeous photos!

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    lucia
    May 22, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    wow!! great pics! and you look amazing!

    xx

    http://www.aroundlucia.com
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    Pauline
    May 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Lovely pictures! I’ve always wanted to go there. Thanks so much for the comment! keep in touch!:) xx

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    Jessica
    May 22, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    I love London, and your pictures are wonderful! The purple hat in front of the Tower of London Bridge is wonderful!
    xx
    Here&Now

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    Kacie
    May 22, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Very pretty pictures! The pizza is making me hungry!

    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com
    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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    Jen@redsolesandredwine
    May 22, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Love London and miss going there. Love the purple hat too.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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    Tasia of Ruffles & Sequins
    May 23, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Love this post Rachel! The photo editing is fabulous with the red phone booths :) and of course you look so stylish in every one!

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      Rachel
      May 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

      Awww, thanks Tasia! Yeah it was super fun to play around with the editing on these. I am hoping to decorate our office room London-themed, after I get the boyfriend to agree to it :) and place some of these photos on canvas!

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    respect the shoes
    May 23, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    Oh I love Harrods! The food hall on the ground floor is a foodie wonderland!

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    Megan, The Frugalista Diaries
    May 23, 2012 at 4:43 AM

    well hello london!

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    Kristen
    May 23, 2012 at 6:06 AM

    So jealous that you’ve been (and will be returning) to London but I think I may be even more jealous that you’re going to attend the Olympics!

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    Alazne
    May 23, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    Love the post! i like all the photos!

    love london!

    kiss

    http://alazne-apieceofme.blogspot.com.es/

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    beats by dre
    May 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Good,love this style photos,thanks for the post.

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    Nuke
    May 23, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    I miss London! I love how you did the black and white, with a pop of red treatment, great job dear

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    Grace
    May 23, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    My friend is currently in London right now, and I am so so jealous of her. I wish I could be more like her (and you) and travel more! P.s. I died laughing at the comment on my blog. I actually am getting laser hair removal too (but it’s a place covered from the sun at all times ahem ahem if ya know what I mean). It’s the best thing I have ever spent my money on!

    A Southern Drawl

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      Rachel
      May 23, 2012 at 4:46 PM

      Haha! Glad it made you laugh… and NICE! I would like to do that too 😉 I just wanted to see how the legs went first because I’m pretty nervous about it in general! Good to hear it is the best thing you’ve spent your money on! I hope my experience is as good!

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    Coralie
    May 25, 2012 at 9:40 PM

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    xx

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    June 8, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    I’ve never been to London but have always wanted to. Gorgeous photos!
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    beats by dre uk
    June 8, 2012 at 2:00 AM

    I’ve never been to London but have always wanted to. Gorgeous photos!
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    Christian Louboutin
    June 14, 2012 at 4:07 AM

    La pizza est un bon, très longtemps n’a pas regardé le site augmentation de l’appétit.

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