Thursday, June 23, 2011

European Vacation, London!

London is absolutely one of my favorite cities I have ever visited.  TL and I vowed to visit it every time we travel to Europe after our first visit on our Honeymoon.  It's full of history, beautiful landmarks, the Royal Family, and vibrant & friendly people.  Not to mention, amazing food - pub food!  And we ate our fair share of it while visiting :)

We were there just 2 weeks before the big Royal Wedding, and it was easy to see the city was in full swing preparing for the big day.  It was all the buzz around town.

We stayed at the Park Lane Hotel, and it was fabulous.  It was right across the park from the Palace and had beautiful views of the city.  Filled with an old time charm, I felt like I was visiting london in the 50's. It was also close to The Tube, which we loved riding around on.  We were only in London for 3 quick days, but it was amazing!

I spent a big chunk of time doing a little Birthday shopping at Harrods, oh my, it was fabulous.  I also visited the Burberry store and a few other big hits on our walk to Harrods.  I only came away with a few little items, but it was fun to look around.

While we were there, we also saw a Broadway Play... Les Miserables!  It was something we didn't do on our Honeymoon stop in London, and I was so glad we did it here.  We had our friends, C & K with us in London, too - and it was a blast!
{The fabulous view from our hotel room}

Oh, dear London, I can't wait to visit you again someday!

27 comments:

Gentri said...

Ive always wanted to go to London!! It's at the top of my list. :) and what a fun time to visit!!

Linh said...

Gosh...everyone is talking about trips and past vacations and it is making me want to take trip so bad! Love the pics - looks like you had a wonderful time :)
xoxo
-linh
http://la-lalinh.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

Oh I want to go here too!~ thanks for sharing your pictures.

Smile Steady said...

How wonderful! I've always wanted to go to London. And that's so neat that you were there during the wedding prep!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

So, so fun and I love how you put all your pictures together! I used to live in London and it really was a lovely place and a wonderful one to visit these days! :)

Liesl :)

Michaela said...

Such beautiful photos. Looks like you had a jolly ole time :)

Taryn said...

I adore London! My mum is British and so we used to go there every second year when I was still living at home! It's gorgeous in summer :) and it's currently Wimbledon which is an amazing experience!

Love the pics!

xoxo
Taryn

Ashley said...

how beautiful! I don't know if I could convince the husband to go to a big city =/ maybe when he 'grows up' a little more haha

Alex said...

I love love love London. Totally want to live there some day.

K said...

I love the pictures!! I really, really want to go to London now :)

Jax said...

THAT is the view from your hotel room? Holy wow. I just did the *sigh* like "I love that..." :) I thought about you during the royal wedding stuff and wondered if you'd gotten to join in any of the pre-wedding festivities or where you were in your trip at that point! :) I have always wanted to go to Europe... especially London. :) I love all these posts. So much!

Frances said...

ahhh seeing these pics made me want to go back so bad... like so badly i started searching for flights... then i remembered i have a wedding to pay for.. shucks! :) looks like you had a wonderful time and hit all the great spots!!

Swirls of Happy said...

How fabulous! Looks so amazing...I would love to travel there someday. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am now your newest follower! XO

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Laura said...

Wow, what a fab trip!! I haven't ever been to London...but it always sounds like such a great place to visit!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I loveeeeee London! I seriously look for jobs in London all the time - haha! And so cool you were there before the Royal Wedding, I just love it! And look at that beautiful blue sky.

Michelle said...

LONDON looks amazing! LOVE the pictures! I would have loved to be there for the Royal Wedding!

XOXO

Kristin said...

I'm a new follower of your blog!

I went to London in high school and loved it! I hope to go again someday!

~Kristin
http://kristinday2day.blogspot.com/

Bobbi said...

I love your photos! I can't wait to go to London!

Allison said...

I have sisters in England and have always wanted to go visit. Never have though. I bet that was fun with the friends along.

Pearl Westwood said...

I live in the UK but quite far away from London so it is always super exciting when I go. I am going next weekend and am so excited!! You have a great blog, am following, hope you will too, Pearl x
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Brooklyn said...

Hi! Thanks for leaving a comment! I adore your blog. London looks wonderful! I'm now a follower on your page! XOXO
-Brooke @ maureaumemoirs.blogspot.com

Virginia Belle said...

A trip to London is definitely on my travel bucket list! It looks like you guys had so much fun!

A Lost Feather said...

london sounds like a lot of fun! i've never been, but it's definitely on my list :) my neighbor is from there and she threw a big party at some crazy hour in the morning on the day of the royal wedding haha.. i slept through the beginning of the celebration- oopssss

oh, so my video! i did edit it with imovie! and i shot it with my iphone :)

Caitlin C. said...

Your pictures are so pretty! I'm so jealous of your travels :) I would love to go to Buckingham Palace!

Anna Walker said...

Harrods is GREAT! Seriously! I was so amazed to be there! It looks gorgeous, being Spring and everything in bloom! The first time I went, my hotel room had the view of the London Bridge! IT was magical! :D

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Ocean Dreams said...

Oh my goodness I can only begin to imagine how wonderful London was! Great pictures!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh I love love love London!!! The photos look amazing. I was there for school and it was such an amazing time!