Spring Break Part Dos: London!

Spring Break Part Dos: London!

After my Polish adventures, a friend and I ventured to London! I was really excited because it was somewhere I have always wanted to go. It was a ton of fun, and very American. It actually felt a lot like New York City.

When we first got to London, we literally ran to our hostel, threw our stuff down and explored. We just wandered around until we found something we wanted to do or see.  We went shopping down a big shopping street called Picadilly, and that led us to CHIPOTLE!  We felt so American, but we haven’t had Chipotle since we were back in the States.  It was delicious, and we were lucky we  randomly ran into it!

After we wandered around, we headed up to North London.  t was like a whole different world.  There were very cheap shops everywhere and you could bargain for the right price. I got an originally priced thirty dollar dress for ten dollars!  It was nice that the sellers would bargain, but bad for my bank account seeing as I may have bought one too many things…

The highlight of the London trip was the double decker bus tour.  It was the cliche and touristy thing to do, so clearly, we had to do it.  The double decker bus tour went everywhere! It went to Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The London Eye (giant ferris wheel overlooking London), Trafalgar Square, London Bridge, Kensington Gardens… and so much more.  Last April, I was competely royal wedding obsessed, so of course I circled Buckingham Palace several times trying to catch a glimpse inside.  No such luck. 🙁

On our last day, we relaxed and took in all London has to offer.  We went to the main shopping street, and went to the world famous Harrod’s.  Then, we got lunch and just relaxed in Kensington Gardens.  It was so nice.  People were playing hockey on the sidewalks (one of the guys had a Blackhawks jersey on!), families were having picnics  and people were riding bikes.  It was a beautiful day and it really made me realize how lucky I am to be able to see such beautiful places.

That night, we saw a play at Her Majesty’s theater.  I was very excited since I love plays and going to the theater; it’s something I would always do with my dad when I was little.  We saw The Phantom of the Opera, a play I hadn’t yet seen.  It was great!

London was amazing.  The people are so nice and everything is just as beautiful as I imagined it to be.  Once I’m not a poor college student, I better make it back there!

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