July 9, 2018

London Recap

Hello lovely readers! I'm back! I had the most amazing 10 days in England and am excited to recap my trip for you all! 

We went primarily for the wedding of one of my husband's college friends, but stayed around to explore since neither of us had ever been to England before! The wedding took place in Newmarket, but for the rest of the week we mostly hung out in London.

We got to see and do so much on this trip, I'm still in awe of how much we were able to fit in! Major highlights included the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath! We stayed in Pimlico, which was an absolutely adorable part of the city, and we were able to walk to a majority of the things we wanted to check out. It was unusually hot by England standards, but still much cooler than it was back home in Virginia.

Of course, I had to check out some local bookstores while we were there. I loved getting to experience Waterstones, and obviously picked up a few titles. I love that books come out sooner in paperback over there, so I picked up two new releases in paperback: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli and Neverworld Wake (the UK cover for this is outstanding btw!) by Marisha Pessl. I also got a cute little copy of The Wind in the Willows. The table we sat at for breakfast every morning had the text in a poster and I realized I'd never read it!

Regular review posts will resume this week, but I wanted to leave some of my favorite pictures for you all to give you a glimpse into where I've been and what I've been doing in my absence!


Parliament
Stonehenge

Hogwarts Model at WB Harry Potter Studio Tour

Roman Baths
Windsor Castle

11 comments:

Jess Reis said...

I would love to visit London. <3 And what amazing pics!

DJ Sakata said...

Glad you are back, I've missed you. Loved your pics - show us more!

Bewitched Reader Book Blog said...

Amazing pics! It looks like you had a great trip!

Amanda McGill said...

Beautiful pictures! I've always wanted to go to London!

Veronica @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf said...

Love your pictures. My daughter was in London last week. I asked her to send me a photo of the iconic Big Ben. That's all I wanted to see. I couldn't stop laughing, it was covered in scaffolding.

Heidi said...

London looks absolutely gorgeous!! I definitely want to go there sometime. I have already been to Scotland - and I need to see the rest of the U.K. :)

Whispering Stories said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time. Yes the weather over here is unusual at the moment, I think we've had about 30 days without rain where I live in Manchester and it's not gotten below 25 degrees.

If you visit again I would recommend Cornwall or the Lake District, two lovely areas of the UK and much less crowded than London and more relaxed too.

Ayushi A Nair said...

Lovely pics

Nikki Saturday Nite Reader said...

I visited London for the first time two years ago and wish I was able to spend more than just two days there. It was so beautiful and historic! So glad you enjoyed your trip - welcome back!

Allie Bock said...

Your trip looks like so much fun!

Katiria Rodriguez said...

Wow it looks like you had a lot of fun in London and I absolutely love the photo's. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.