It’s a beautiful afternoon and I’m sitting on my bed looking outside at the sun, quietly reminiscing the 2 degrees Celsius London weather we had when we were there last March. It was a dream come true and I got to check off so many things on my bucket list! So just to cap off my London series here they are:
- Go to Kings Cross Station and take a picture at Platform 9 3/4
We didn’t have enough time to see the Warner Brothers Hogwarts Tour but at least we got to see this! We were at the station early morning so there was no line to get our pictures taken. And once the Harry Potter store opens you can get your pictures taken professionally with a robe and wand!
- Visit St. Paul’s Cathedral
A beautiful cathedral! This was our first stop in London. If you want to read more click here for my full post 😀
- Explore the Tower of London and see the Crown Jewels in person
Diamondsssss galore! Haha. Read my full post on the Tower of London here.
- Take a photo with the famous Tower Bridge
- Cruise along the Thames River
My family and I took the river cruise boat along the Thames River going to the London Eye. Unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to see the Tower Bridge either but at least I got to see it in person. Hehe 😀
- Go on the London Eye
Definitely a must when in London for the first time. It was pretty cloudy when we went but the view was still amazing! A lot of people recommend going during sunset! Read more about my adventure to the London Eye here.
- Eat a traditional full English breakfast
YUM! A traditional full English breakfast includes bacon, fried, poached or scrambled eggs, fried or grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms, fried bread or toast with butter, sausages. The only things my meal was missing was fried mushrooms and bacon! It was still delicious though 😛
- Take a slightly cheesy yet classic photo with a red telephone booth
I couldn’t leave London without a picture with a red telephone booth! Hahaha. It’s classic London photo that I had to have! 😛 Good thing my mum and I went looking for one just before our train to Paris. It wasn’t the nicest one either, a little smelly and a tad dirty. I also got a few weird looks from the locals. Hahaha!
- See Big Ben and the parliament buildings in person
Ahhh. Finally got to see this in person! I’m sure the first time people think of when they hear “London” is Big Ben! Such a beautiful sight <3
- Visit Westminster Abbey
Another famous attraction! It was beautiful on the inside (and outside too!) but there was no photography allowed inside. Check out my recent blog post of Westminster Abbey here.
- Walk through St. James’ Park
Beautiful and peaceful. Reminds me a bit of New Zealand hehe.
- See the Buckingham Palace in person
A lot of people recommended seeing the changing of the guards but we didn’t get to see it! It was still nice to see this though. Check out my full blog post here.
- Ride the Euro Star for the first time
London to Paris! It was only around 2-3 hours. Super fast!
Do you have a London bucketlist? Is it similar to mine? Hehe. What was your favorite moment here? Share your experiences with me in the comment section below. I’d love to hear your thoughts 😀