One of the many things I love about living in the *GPA is the fact that there are so many school vacations! These vacations area great opportunity for my favourite thing, travelling. This year the February scholar vacation was from February 4th until February 19th. I had originally planned on going from London from the 4th to the 10th but then my mom decided she was going to join me and take me on a little journey hopping around Europe. This blog post is just going to be about London but, stay tuned for posts about Stockholm and Tallinn.
I took the train from Paris to London on Saturday, February 4th. The train ride was longer than I expected just because I forgot there was a one hour time difference between Paris and London. It was still only about 3 hours, which is really not long at all.
On the Sunday I explored all of the touristy things. I had a great morning walking around Buckingham, Big Ben, and the London Eye. For lunch I ate at the SouthBank food market which is tucked in near the London Eye. There were so many amazing looking options all at a reasonable price.
Out of all the places I went to in London by favourite was most definitely Camden Market. It was this really cool area with a lot of street art, unique stores, and of course the food market. I was so surprised at how in love with this area I was. Here are just a few snaps. Also this Mac & Cheese was amazing. The place was called The Mac Factory and it was PHENOMENAL. 10/10 would recommend. I also explored Soho on this day and it was perfection. Camden and Soho were just so amazing. They made for the most incredible day.
On Tuesday I went to the Victoria and Albert Museum and also to the Science Museum (which was right across the street). These museums both had free admission, which was a definite bonus. I would definitely recommend the Science museum over the V&A! After exploring those museums I started to meander down to the Apollo Victoria Museum to see “Wicked”. It was honestly the most amazing show I have ever seen. The vocals blew me away. I’m so happy I decided to go and see it! On the way to the theatre I stumbled across the (semi)famous Harrods. It was truly spectacular to look at, the window displays were all beyond stunning.
On Wednesday I had a short day. I walked around London Bridge and Tower Bridge. I ate at the Borough Market which was not disappointing. I sat in a Starbucks and read for an hour or so and then I headed home.
My mom arrived on Thursday early afternoon! After she got settled at the place we were staying we ventured out! I was happy to see my mom, but I was also happy to finally get some photos of me… Thursday and Friday we spent exploring the city and hanging out with our family friends. It was such an amazing time and London now officially has a piece of my heart.
On Saturday morning we left for our next adventure, Stockholm, Sweden.
*Greater Paris Area
** Definitely not a thing but if it works for Greater Toronto Area, why not with Paris?
*** This neon sign is the actual definition of me..