My Quick Trip to London
I got pretty lucky with the location of my work trip this time. I've always wanted to visit London! It's such a wonderful city. It reminded me so much of New York. There were so many amazing restaurants, it was incredibly walkable, there was so much history, and the tube can literally get you anywhere. The only noticeable difference was that British people were much friendlier than New Yorkers! ;)
I stayed at the Laslett Hotel in Notting Hill. Boy, was it cute and the staff was beyond friendly. My favorite perk? They give you a cell phone to use during your stay. Yes, you can call the US as much as you'd like!
Notting Hill was as cute as everyone says it is. All the streets are really lined with these pastel colored, impeccable homes. How beautiful are they???
I took a late afternoon stroll through Hyde Park. It was quite picturesque. There were dogs running around, kids playing tag, and couples just enjoying the moment.
The London Eye and Big Ben were pretty cool to see! I'm glad I woke up a little early one morning to go and see them.
I ate very well in London. What are people talking about when they say that London is not known for its food scene?!
Liberty London was the most amazing department store I have even been to. It's stunning. I loved the old creaky floors and stairs, the curated selection of brands, and the flower shop at the bottom!
I ended the trip on a very, very high note. Before my meeting, I snuck over to Kings Cross Station to take a picture at Platform 9 3/4!
I already cannot wait to go back to London. The next time it will be much longer than 5 days!