We Made It To London!

Hi from London!  We left Dallas last night around 6pm and arrived in London this morning around 7am (London time).  The flight actually wasn’t too bad because we ended up with 2 seats that were not next to anyone else so we had a window and an isle.  My husband likes to sleep against the window and I tend to drink a little too much water so I need an isle seat so it worked out perfectly.  

We took two trains to get to our Airbnb and only had to wait a little while before we could get in for an early check-in.  This is the street we are staying on right now.

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We were both exhausted because we didn’t sleep much on the plane, but wanted to fight the jet lag.  We decided had to take a nap before we could do anything else.  We ended up sleeping about 2 and a half hours, which gave both of us the energy we needed to get up and start site seeing.   We grabbed a quick lunch at Pret Manger (it is like a Panera in the US) and I got a salad with salmon, edamame, kale, quinoa, lentils and a lemon, mustard dressing that was amazing!  

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After lunch we decided to walk (in the rain) to a nearby museum.  It was in the high 40s and rainy today (a big change from the Texas weather we are used to).  

We ended up at The Wallace Collection, which is a museum full of historic art.  

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Lots of paintings and fancy china.

The real reason my husband wanted to go was the armor collection.

My husband is pointing to this really unique clock that we saw.  

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Afterwards we walked through Soho (the shopping district), which was very crowded even on a Thursday.

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My husband wanted to stop in Hamleys (a famous toy store here) so we walked up and down the 6 or 7 levels of the store.  

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He was in heaven.  I have to say, it was a pretty extravagant toy store.

The royal family… made out of legos!!

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We took the train back to our apartment and when we go off there was a HUGE line for the escalator up to the street level.  We quickly got out of line and headed for the stairs… as soon as we saw how many there were, we realized why everyone was waiting for the escalator.  We were both really out of breathe by the time we got to the top. 

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For dinner we decided to get Indian food (a popular cuisine in London) and my husband found this vegetarian restaurant so we decided to try it out and it was delicious.  It was really flavorful with lots of spices, but not too spicy.. does that make sense?

I am off to get some rest for a big day tomorrow!  Let’s just hope jet lag does not kick in at 2am!  Have a great day everyone! 

Questions:

  1. What is your favorite place you have visited?
  2. Do you like Indian food?
  3. Ever experienced jet lag?

 

6 thoughts on “We Made It To London!

  1. As my family is from England originally I have been blessed to visit on many occasions. Definitely enjoy the British Sweets (their chocolate is to die for). Make sure you hit up a local hole in the wall fish n chip shop, because nothing compares to chips wrapped in newspaper and some ketchup. Finally, if you have a chance to hit up madame Tussaud’s was museum you should. I do have to ask if you will do a review of your air bnb’s upon your return as I’d love to have some references for when I go over next year and want to stay in the city

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    1. Thank you so much for all of the suggestions, Lindsay. That is a great idea to recap all the Air bnb’s we are staying at (3 total). I will take pictures and explain how we rated them and if there were worth saving the money. I will say, so far so good!

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  2. I love indian food–theres a lot of indian restaurants near me in Philadelphia. My favorite place ive visited was Costa Rica but London and England in general is high on my list of places i want to visit! Jet lag is so tough–when i was in Korea It took me almost 2 weeks to fully get used to the time difference because theyre a full 12 hours ahead!

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    1. My husband loves Indian food and it is really good here in London. My husband studied abroad in Costa Rica and loved it. London is so amazing. We are having a blast!! I could definitely live in this city. Yeah as noted by the time change (it is 12am here) jet lag is kicking in hard because I am still wide awake. 😉

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