OK, London? The best. No, seriously it is. On my list of top cities it doesn’t quite top Paris (yes, I’m a walking cliché) but it gets pretty darn close. In fact it’s right up there with New York City. I’m purposefully leaving Boston out of this little equation of mine because Boston holds a very special place in my heart and therefore cannot be put in any of these categories. Makes sense, right? OK.
So, London. On our first full day there we woke up to sunshine, which after enduring four not sunny at all weeks in Slovenia, was particularly amazing. We decided to explore the city and walk around a little and take advantage of the nice weather as opposed to being huddled inside museums, which we planned to save for a rainy day.
Big Ben and the London Eye were at the top of our list, but for some reason I still haven’t Googled, the Eye wasn’t working. And then by some weird twist of fate in which we tried to get our hands on a memory card we ended up in an idyllic street a stone’s throw away from the British museum so we just ended up going there anyways. Hello, the Lewis Chessmen! At this point I’m falling pretty darn hard for London’s architecture and basically everything else. The city’s history is just so alive here I think.
Fast forward to a little group of streets called the Seven Dials, where there’s quite a bit of shopping to be done and where we discovered and amazing tapas place called the Pix. If you’re ever in London and you find yourself in the Seven Dials neighborhood, this little restaurant is an absolute MUST HAVE. I’ve honestly never had tapas that were this good outside Barcelona. They did this weird caramelized chorizo tapa that still make my mouth water. And the bartender was nice enough to make me an amazing virgin mojito-lemonade cocktail. Yumm!
After that we left the afternoon to exploring and as it began to get dark we hitched the tube to Regent Street to quickly browse the shops for a bit. But to be perfectly honest, we didn’t end up shopping as much as you might think because quite frankly I was a bit overwhelmed. We also always left it to the end of the day and at that point, all I wanted was dinner and a Coke. But if you’re in it to shop, rest assured you can shop till’ you literally drop.
And now to our first day photos. There’s very few pictures of Vid here because he hogs the camera and insists on constantly taking photos of me so there’s that.