I love London. I love the accents, the style, the manners, the stiff upper lips. London is clean, refined, and not at all boring. There is a load of wealth (foreign and domestic), royalty, glamour, and historical significance. It’s the place that inspired your fairytales as a child with castles everywhere, but a place that your real-life Prince Charming will also enjoy. Whether it’s your first time, or just one of many trip, here are my recommendations for three days of glam in The Big Smoke.
The Lay of the Land:
London, much like New York City is vibrant city with so much worth seeing and doing that you’d have to be a resident to truly enjoy everything that London has to offer. The city is a huge expanse of green space, cobblestone and marble along the Thames which winds through the middle of the city. Divided by more than 20 boroughs, the inner boroughs of note for visitors are Westminster, City of London, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Tower Hamlets, Camden, Islington, Hackney, Lambeth, Southwark, and Wandsworth. My favourite neighborhoods in these are Soho, Mayfair, Fitzrovia, Chelsea, The West End, Convent Garden, South Kensington, Notting Hill, and Marylebone.
There are more iconic sights than NYC, London has an incredible history that that visitors can enjoy learning through a variety of tours, museums, and performances. There is plenty of art and culture throughout the city as well.
Londoners are very friendly, but no-nonsense. They pay premium to live in their city and you can see the care that the community takes to ensure that visitors enjoy London at its best.
Who would enjoy it:
Anyone who dreams of being a princess, foodies, Beatles lovers, historians, dapper dudes.
Where we stayed:
Most recently, we were very practical staying at a centralized Hilton or Marriott (cannot remember which).
Previously, I have stayed at the Kimpton Fitzroy London on Russell Square, and Le Meridien. Both exceptional. I enjoyed the St. James area with so much in walking distance.
What I ate (and drank):
We ate our way through London. By neighborhood, here are my recommendations.
How we got around:
What we did:
What I wore:
Warm neutrals and shoes to walk in. I tried to be…practical. (How British of me!) Lots of black, dressed up with fun accessories.
(Shop my London style here).