Playing Tourist in London

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    You’re going to want to get your most comfortable walking shoes on because London is definitely a walking city. I didn’t know this but the health section of my iPhone tracks the number of steps I take a day and whether or not this is accurate, it showed that while Jason and I were in London, each day we walked an average of 17,000 steps. 17 THOUSAND. Holy smokes! Definitely was able to burn off everything we ate ;)

    So, we took a red-eye flight Thursday night out of DC and we landed really early morning Friday in London and we were shoved onto the tube with all the rush hour folks. I’m sure they really appreciated our suitcases. Whatever. Anyway, so it took us about an hour and half to get to the flat we rented off Airbnb (something I HIGHLY recommend; you can be in the heart of a city and not pay an arm & leg for lodging. It was fabulous and we had so much space – we had the entire flat!). We kind of got lost after that but finally found the place and as soon as the owner showed us in the house and left, Jason and I passed out for two hours. Haha oops.

    I had this huge elaborate itinerary and was determined to get as much possible sleep on the plane (yeah right) so we could be up and ready to go sightseeing. Obviously that didn’t happen so we woke up around noon and realized all we’ve done in London is sleep so we quickly changed and headed out!

    Our first stop…Tower of London!

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  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Do you think there’s a chance we can convince the guys to move there because I think I’m in love and haven’t even been there lol. That first shot is gorgeous and of course I was all omg Harry Potter haha. Dorks ;)

    • Julie says:

      I seriously want to move there SO bad. If the guys won’t come, we can move there and they can visit haha ;)

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    What a fun adventure! Love the photos!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Wow, what a beautiful place!! Your photos always make me want to hop on a plane and travel :)

  • anna | ANNAdventure says:

    I love it! I had so much fun in England & London when we visited a couple of years ago. I loved Wagamama!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    I freaking love London! The Tower and Eye were definitely my fav. So much to do and see…..these pics make me want to go back!!

  • Sarah @ Making Thymr for a Health says:

    Great pictures! I visited the Tower of London about 5 years ago and the red poppies weren’t there at that time. They’re beautiful! I love that they’re commemorative too. And next time I go I will definitely be hitting up Burlington Arcade for some macaroons! Mmm…

  • Maria says:

    Loved all of your pictures! Looks like a great trip!

  • Heather Christo says:

    I just LOVE London! The tower of London was my children’s favorite (weird huh?!) but that poppy art installation was not there in July, and it is amazing!

  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says:

    I always love reading your recaps, Julie! I love the cascading flowers in that first picture. London is beautiful!

  • Catalina @ Shades of Pink says:

    Gorgeous pics, I want to visit this city so much, and I would probably do it next fall, as I love all the beautiful leaves.

  • jen @ one curly fry says:

    How timely! We’re actually planning on going to London in December and plan on booking it tonight or tomorrow!

    I was going to book a package on Expedia, but might look into the website you posted.

    Which area did you stay in?

    • Julie says:

      You definitely should use Airbnb!! So much more affordable :) we stayed in Southwark area. Just across the Thames River.

  • Gaby says:

    This looks like a wonderful trip!

  • Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy says:

    Gorgeous photos! Isn’t Air BnB the best?

    • Julie says:

      Yes, love Airbnb!!

  • Jess says:

    Your photos are gorgeous!!! Absolutely love the first few of the red poppies, it’s a stunning sight!

  • Tieghan says:

    Ok, I was jealous before but now I am just in awe!! I must get to London! Great photos!

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    I’m so pumped to read all about the trip!! I’ve got so much on my list now!

  • Katarina Alaupovic says:

    Looks awesome! Genius idea to provide your London itinerary for download. Hope I get to use it someday soon. :)

  • Linda | Brunch with joy says:

    17,000 steps – I can beat anyone’s records in my circle if I walk that far every day. Thanks for sharing the itinerary, definitely excited to plan for our next trip and Ladurée? No doubt, it’s a must visit place!

  • Kate says:

    Beautiful photos! I’ve yet to head down to the Tower to see the poppies but some of my friends were among the volunteers who helped plant them – a very moving experience all round I think.

  • Fe_the_Tee says:

    We just got back from London and I’m having step flashbacks– so many! Great pictures–brings back fun memories!

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