PLACES TO VISIT IN LONDON
Covent Gardens - Home to local street performers, many stores, bakeries, and the Apple Market. Great area to walk through.
Soho - Many restaurants and stores all within walking distance to each other. There are plenty of pubs that you can stop at in between your shopping adventures.
Selfridges - Shopping Heaven. I preferred Selfridges over Harrods because I feel that it was a more pleasant shopping atmosphere. Harrods was right in the city center so there were SO many people and I almost felt like I was in Vegas at the Luxor due to the Egyptian decor in the store. The shoe department was amazing but the layout was very confusing. At Selfridges, the store was more of an open concept and had a fresh and airy atmosphere with plenty of brands.
Kids Floor at Harrods - All I have to say is thank goodness I don't have any kids because I definitely would've been broke after visiting the kids floor. Everything from Dolce & Gabbana to Versace to Dior - you name it, they make it for kids. The D&G and Dior beaded dresses nearly melted my heart. I almost wanted to pick some up for that day when my brother has a little girl or when I do but I figured that was a little premature (they were just too beautiful to walk away from!).
Tate Modern - I enjoy visiting art galleries when I'm on vacations, so this was a must see place for me. Although modern art is not what I necessarily gravitate towards, I always find modern art to be very intriguing... Tate is one of those galleries where you can really see the broad spectrum of what is classified as art. (This attraction is free to the public)
Bond in Motion - I loved this museum even though it's probably under the radar to tourists. It's rather small and is located in Covent Garden, but it's definitely worth the visit for all of you Bond lovers! The basement is the key area to visit as it consists of majority of the Bond cars, motorcycles, boats etc. You also gain some behind the scenes insight.
British National Museum - Even though you can barely navigate your way through this museum due to it's large size and crowds of tourists (free to the public), it's a great place for history lovers. It is home to the original Rosetta Stone (just make sure you look at it from the correct side...) and many other historical artifacts...including mummies.
Changing of the Guards - Although you will be fighting 10k people for a good view, if you manage to get there early enough, it's a cool experience. If not, join the majority and bring a selfie stick!
Restaurants: Cecconis, Rock & Sole (Fish and Chips), Scotts (Seafood), Harrods Food Court
London doesn't have a shortage of tourists, red telephone booths, or pubs. Make sure you look down when you approach each cross walk so you can read which way to look! I'm shocked I didn't get pinged off...I was so confused.
Don't forget your umbrella.
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