Travel Tuesday: England Part I – London

Our next stop on the British Isles tour is jolly ol’ England! There is so much to love about this country from high tea to a low-key pint at a local pub. But today I want to focus on London.

I love London. I can say that now and mean it absolutely, but that hasn’t always been the case. When I was young, I was in love with Paris – I could not wait to go and dance around the Eiffel Tower! So when the opportunity arose to go on a Paris-London adventure when I was 16, I did everything I could to make it happen. That trip was 1) the first plane ride of my life 2) my first time leaving the country 3) in March 3) with a school group. Not to say it was a bad trip necessarily, but it was eye-opening for sure. We spent the first week or so in Paris then took the Eurostar to London. By the time we made it to London I was one sick and grumpy teenager. Needless to say, I didn’t get to fully appreciate the city. But fast forward to college and being asked to go on a study abroad program at Oxford with my favorite English professor AND my favorite Political Science professor and I decided to give England another go. I fell in love that first day and nothing has compared to the British Isles since (smile)! I’ve been to England, Wales, and Scotland multiple times now and Ireland once. Northern Ireland is on the list for the great Irish adventure I have planned in my head.

But I digress…today is London and I’ve decided to let the pictures do (most of) the talking. So without further adieu, a small selection of my favorite London photos:

I have a couple hundred more somewhere, but sadly I’ve been experiencing technical difficulties with my computer, so I’ll just have to share the others in different posts. I can’t say I’m too sad about having an excuse to revisit the city in more detail (smile)!


A Compass Rose

6 thoughts on “Travel Tuesday: England Part I – London

    • Oh it’s definitely worth the trip! It could even be a great long weekend from Edinburgh (what a fun thing to be able to say!). Like any big city there’s always something to see, but I think early summer is the best time to go. There always seems to be something going on in the parks that time of year (and the tourists haven’t quite made it over yet!) 🙂


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