London Update

I love this city so much I couldn’t stop! Here’s a few more things to check out.


  • Kensington Garden Hotel – this small 2 star hotel is perfect for a budget traveller. With a great location, the rooms are tiny but clean and with ensuite bathrooms. Considering how expensive London can be I was perfectly satisfied here.
  • Double Tree by Hilton – Marble Arch – A friend and I got a good Hotwire deal for the hotel. Double Tree is in general fair quality with nice rooms – but the best part is the freshly baked cookies you get upon Check-In!


  • One of the nicest things in London is that all the museums are free – I highly recommend the British Museum, the Victoria & Albert, the Museum of Natural History, and the Tate Modern.
  • Tower of London – definitely worth a visit.
  • Broadway Shows – I’ve seen The Lion King and Wicked and both were phenomenal.
  • British “Ready-Made” Food – the Brits like convenience when it comes to food, and they are damn good at it. Pret-a-Manger, Costa Coffee, Café Nero, EAT. . . all are places you can get a fresh and delicious breakfast or lunch or coffee on the run. Pret is my favourite- with fantastic salads, sushi, sandwiches, and hot pies. It’s not cheap, but you didn’t have to do anything either.
  • Ministry of Sound – for fans of electronic music this club can’t be beat. I’ve been twice and it’s always an incredible night out to remember.
  • High Tea – of course! Many many hotels offer high tea packages which include savory little sandwiches and bites, scones with clotted cream, and sweet of all kinds. Tea is a given, and often champagne or a stiff G&T is on offer for those so inclined 🙂
  • Portabello Market – for all normal or strange things you may want to purchase.

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Fashion exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Fashion exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Flowers at Buckie Palace.

Flowers at Buckie Palace.

The audience at Ministry of Sound

The audience at Ministry of Sound

A spot of tea.

A spot of tea.

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