Lifestyle, Vacation

London 2017 (Part Two)

This is my second time to London.  The first time I went with my husband was back in 2001.  I don’t remember exactly where we went, except it was raining a lot.  Also, we were on a tour so we went to all the touristy places but I don’t remember if I had a good meal then.  You would know how it feels if any of you have been on a tour especially a Chinese tour, which means we ate a lot of Chinese food. =)

This is the famous Big Ben, which is actually the nickname of the Great Bell inside Westminster’s iconic clock tower.

Westminster Abbey – beautiful Gothic-style Church also where Prince William and Kate Middleton got married.

The iconic red telephone booth – Did you know that it’s actually very filthy inside?  I’m pretty sure no one uses them anymore.

Buckingham Palace – As you can tell, both my sisters are 2 inches taller than me.  Why is the oldest sibling always the shortest? ;)

I’m so happy that I packed this last minute bomber jacket (from Aritzia) because it’s so windy and cold in London.

London Eye – The giant Ferris wheel which was located opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

I don’t know the name of this shopping plaza but the ceiling was so pretty, I had to take a pic.

Carnaby Street – wandering along the popular shopping street in Soho

l randomly saw this beautiful ring of flowers while walking towards the British Museum.

Isn’t this saying fabulous?  If only everyone could understands…

Apparently, London is known for their Indian food.  We dined at Dishoom which is a highly recommended restaurant from my foodie friend.  Food was sensational, has anyone been here before?

Yummy Cheese Toast – you can’t eat just one

Chicken in a Makhani sauce and spicy lamb chops.  Everything was pretty much amazing!

I can’t get over the fact that museums are free in Europe.  I LOVE IT!  My goal is to go to at least one or two in each city because it takes me away from shopping.

Ever since I’ve been on this trip, I’ve been obsessed with ceilings.

If you want to learn more about mummies, this is a perfect museum to visit.

My sister and I have never been this happy sitting on a double-decker bus.

The Shard – I didn’t get a chance to visit this 95-storey skyscraper.  Oh well, there’s always next time.

Just look at the beautiful, blue sky!

We can’t help it but we shopped at Primark (aka the London Forever 21).  I try not to buy too much, only picked up something I really like.  I bought this kimono jacket and a dress (you will see in the future post).  Both items only cost me CAD $30.

Tower Bridge – the most photogenic bridge I’ve ever seen

One of the best things in London is definitely our love affair with Pret A Manger.  It’s a chain cafe that serves coffee, wraps,  sandwiches and a whole bunch of healthy food.  They are all over London.  I so wish we have one here in Vancouver.

My next post is on our my dining experience at Hélène Darroze at The Connaught.  It was BEYOND AMAZING that it deserves a post of its own, so make sure you check back soon.  Btw, how many of my readers been to London?  If so, do you like the city?

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6 Comment

  1. Reply
    Shireen L. Platt
    November 15, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    You and your sisters are gorgeous ladies! I haven’t been to London even though it’s in my list to visit in the future. It’ll be an expensive trip though so we have to save up for a while.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    A Very Sweet Blog
    November 20, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I didn’t know the museums were free there! That is so awesome Jo! I would definitely visit each and every one. They have so much history! I heard about the Indian food there. It looks delicious. Glad you ladies had a wonderful time! I can’t wait to go one day.

  3. Reply
    November 20, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    London seemed so long ago…*sniff sniff*…and I miss Pret a Manger so much! Can’t wait for your next post – need to relive that impeccable experience again!!!

  4. Reply
    November 24, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Looking at your post really makes me want to go to London! I’m sure that I will visit the city one day since it’s a must visit city in Europe. I think the kimono looks really good on you. Can’t believe you bought it for so cheap. Also, don’t you forget, I’m the shortest sister so you are still taller than me. =)

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    little luxury list
    November 29, 2017 at 4:05 am

    You’re making me miss London. I definitely took advantage of free museum admission when we lived there – what a great benefit. Ooh and Dishoom looked so tasty!

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    January 4, 2018 at 9:56 am

    When I went to Pret a Manger in NYC, the first thing I looked for was the posh cheddar and pickle sandwich. They did not have it :(

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