I know, two days is just not enough to see London, but we had no other choice. I was excited nonetheless to see this iconic city. We arrived early Saturday morning and wanted to hit the ground running. It was extremely easy to take the train from Heathrow to London and then the tube to our hotel. We dropped our bags off at the Days Hotel Waterloo, and set out.
Our first stop was Parliament and Big Ben. I was so excited to walk around the corner and see this classic shot.
After taking in the views we walked past Westminster Abbey and wandered until we found a cute breakfast spot.
Once we were full we head out again. We hopped on the tube and went to St. Pauls. A friend had recommended it and so we decided why not check it out. At first we were apprehensive about paying the 18 euro to get in, but ultimately decided to just do it. To our delight this included access to the upper levels.
The climb to the top was a long but fun one. There are several stopping points but my favorite is when you come to a little hole in the ground and when you look in it you realize you are looking directly down to the center of the cathedral and the people down there look incredibly tiny.
When we finished up there we had to get back to our hotel check in shower up and change because we had tickets to Harry Potter Studios!
After being awake for over 24 hours and non-stop walking we finally hit our beds and had an amazing nights sleep. The next morning we awoke and hit the ground running. We first went to the Camden Market.
Please make sure to go here when you are hungry. There are some amazing food stands!
We ate our way through the market and watched the locks for awhile. Once we were satisfied we headed to our next stop.
My friends had posted about the new art installation in Covent Garden so we decided to go see it. I didn’t realize it was a 100,000 balloon art piece! It was gorgeous. So many white balloons that would twinkle with light.
We also happened upon string quintet who were extremely entertaining and talented. After listening to their music and watching them harass people on cell phones we decided to grab a bite at a restaurant there in the garden and enjoyed some delicious pizza and gelato.
It had been a long fun filled day but with only two days in London we weren’t done. Next we went to the Tower of London and walked around to see the bridge. Right at 6pm we met a Jack the Ripper walking tour which I had been looking forward to for awhile.
With the tour we got the full story on Jack the Ripper and the theory behind who he was and why the police hadn’t made the story public. We got to see some different streets in London we wouldn’t have found ourselves. It was a great time.
Once done with that we hit the sack in order to get up early the next morning to see a few more things before flying out.
We woke early and headed to Hyde Park. Unfortunately, it was a bit rainy so we didn’t stay long. We then made our way to Buckingham Palace where we watched the guards for awhile and took photos. At that point it was time to head back and catch our flight.
We loved London! We can’t wait to go back to see everything we missed. What’s your favorite part about London?