IMG_5621Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to visit London. I grew up reading Harry Potter and watching countless episodes of Keeping Up Appearances with my grandma. I perfected my accent, dreaming of the day I would move to London, fall in love, and move into a charming flat in SoHo. Maybe walk my french bulldog along the Thames, handsome husband in tow.

27 years later I may not live in London, but when the opportunity presented itself to visit, you better believe I snatched that right up.

Even better? I decided to do it by myself. A solo vacation in the land of my dreams. Could anything be better? No time constraints, no having to worry if someone else is having a good time, no limits on where I could go, or what I could eat. I could do everything on my own terms.

And it was arguably one of the best things I’ve ever done.



Big Ben
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery
Gates near Buckingham Palace
Fountain in front of Buckingham Palace
The view from The Shard
Tower Bridge
South Bank
Morning Commute
Wizard in Training
Number 4 Privet Drive
The Knight Bus
Hogwarts Scale Model
Millennium Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral
Natural History Museum
London Eye
Victoria & Albert Museum


In the span of five days I managed to see…

  • Big Ben
  • Westminster Abbey
  • The London Eye
  • The Globe Theater
  • Tate Modern
  • Museum of Natural History
  • The National Gallery
  • Victoria & Albert Museum
  • British Museum
  • Borough Market
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • Tower of London
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Kings Cross Station
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Harry Potter Studio Tour
  • The View from the Shard
  • MI6 building
  • Harrods
  • Selfridges
  • Debenhams
  • Liberty London

Plus I got in plenty of shopping! (Boots, how I’ve missed you…)

Obviously there were things I didn’t get to do (i.e.: go to the theater, have high tea, see a proper football match), but for the amount of time I was there, and having been sick all five days, I think I covered a pretty good amount of stuff.

Now I’m off to plan my next big adventure! I’m thinking… Athens.


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