My first week in London has come to a close and I'm already dreading leaving. I am staying in the Kensington area which is the wealthiest area in London. I literally have Ferraris parked outside my front door! I am so unbelievably lucky to have this opportunity and to be where I am!
One of the first things I experienced was a vigil for the lives lost in the Orlando shooting. Thousands of people gathered in Soho for a moment of silence followed by releasing balloons. It was so eye opening and something really beautiful to witness. I was even interviewed by local news on my thoughts about the terrible day incident.
One of my favorite areas in London is Piccadilly Circus because it looks like Time Square! It is lively and something is always going on no matter the time. There is shopping, theater shows, pubs, and entertainment.
I went to see Jersey Boys in this area with people from my program. The musical was so good, I would definitely recommend it!
I live super close to Hyde Park and the Kensington Gardens. The land is so massive that I have only walked about half. It is seriously so beautiful! I can't even begin to describe how well kept the plants were. Gardeners were even planting more when I was walking!
Also, the vine tunnels and mazes are so neat and make for the perfect photo op!
I have never seen a tea place as beautiful as Fortnum and Mason. I haven't seen a tea place to begin with but still. This was literally the Tiffany's of tea. It was magical and floral and simply pristine. The whole place was themed after the new Alice in Wonderland movie. I'm talking all four floors made me feel like I was heading to tea time with the Mad Hatter.
i squealed like a little girl in a candy store when I saw Big Ben. You have these dreams of seeing famous places and things. Then when it actually happens it doesn't feel real. I might have taken 100 pictures of it.
It was the funniest moment when I was standing next to a red telephone booth while looking at Big Ben when a doubledecker bus drives by.
Please dont pinch me because I don't want to wake up from this dream.
Westminster Abbey also made me stop in my tracks. I had that "oh crap" moment when you see something so beautiful that you don't know how to react. There is nothing really you can do but stare at its fine detail.
The 90s kid in me was way too excited to stand in front of the house from The Parent Trap!
Borough Market was overwhelmenly delicious. This massive market was so crowded with people and way too many options of food and drinks. We walked around for about an hour before we could even decide what to get. When ended up eating chicken burgers with some type of sweet chili sauce. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Fun Fact: this bridge is called the Tower Bridge. The well known London Bridge that Fergie refers to does not look like this at all. When I thought of the London Bridge this is exactly what I thought it would look like. But actually it doesn't have arches or anything, it is just a bridge over water. Interesting huh?
WHERE I SHOP
The Impeccable Pig