Loving LONDON – this city never ends
I love visiting london, its one of my favorite cities in the world.
there are many reasons to love london: it has everything you need when you visit a city: great restaurants, great shops, unlimited museums, street art, nightlife & everything you wish for…
for me, it’s mainly because i have good friends living in london and when i am there i feel at home.
This visit we had only 48 hours in london but there is something you must understand before you get there – it will never be enough. no matter how much time you have in london, you will never manage to see it all. best thing is to let go and enjoy the moment.
my tip: plan it by area in the city ( Soho, Notting hill, Shoreditch and so on – take a day to each area and explore it as much as you can. or if you are lucky and you can get to london often, get an hotel in a different location every time)
Our visit this time was thanks to the Rolling Stones concert, my motto in life is that music makes the world go around and if there is a concert of a group you like- you go for it .
also let’s face it, they will not be here forever and Davy just loves them.
London is very expensive but remember, the best things are free 🙂 you don’t need much when you are in london. just have a look around you when you walk in the streets.
every door is unique and the streets views changes from the big ones like Regent and Oxford to the small ones that connect them. also just a step out from the center and you’ll find unique looking houses.
Great places to stay in london :
The Hoxton Holborn
In the center of london, lots of public areas, very recommended.
The Hoxton Shoreditch
The best upcoming area in london. the hotel is well located with a great restaurant and sitting areas.
also a well known and very cool and young chain of hotels is CitizenM they have 3 hotels in london:
CitizenM Tower of London
CitizenM London Bankside
if you have more recommendations please write to me 🙂
Do something for the soul. whenever i get to a city i plan one cultural thing. it’s so easy to start with the shopping and not see anything at all, this time it was
Frida Kahlo in the V&A museum
Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up
Experience a fresh perspective on Kahlo’s compelling life story
through her most intimate personal belongings.
we had a good time there and i recommend you not to miss it if you are in town at the moment.
we booked the tickets in advance better to start the day with some arts. the V&A is a beautiful museum that always has great exhibition a lovely garden to relax after and a great coffee shop + museum shop.
2 High end department stores you need to visit
Great unique goods and very luxury items.
Harrods has more than 300 departments selling exclusive products including the latest tech items and bespoke perfume. But what i love the most is the food court with the great restaurants and goodies i can walk there for hours
In the middle of everything – just between Oxford and Regent street in carenaby area you can find Liberty London and it feels like you are going back in time when you enter from the busy street . but you are going back in time with a lot of style 🙂
six floors of fashion, homewares, beauty treatments, a food hall and a restaurant.
where we ate that you should go
modern day Jerusalem. influenced by Southern Spain, North Africa. we sat on the bar and had some great dishes, the service was good and it’s right in the middle of soho where you can find everything.
the Rum kitchen
A very cool place to have a drink and a snack, didnt try the food but it also looked good and the place was full. The Rum Kitchen is a Caribbean eatery that bends the rules. We focus on bringing Caribbean beach shack drinks with travel inspired flavours to London.
And what about tea time :
in the center you must jump for an afternoon tea at Sketch. they have 3 different sitting areas to sit and it’s all well designed. But most important is not to miss the bathroom ( don’t look at the photos )
If you love colors and flavors don’t miss this place. located in several places in the city ( opening more in the future ) the Maitre choux is a wow. it’s the modern version of a French patisserie. we loved it!
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