Surprise trips are the best. And that is exactly what I thought when I got the chance to go to London last weekend. And so I did.
London is by far one of my favorite cities in Europe. No matter how often I visit it, my trips keep getting better and better. I just love London, and if I would ever live abroad, London would be the destination to do so.
At first, while loving London I had no idea what to do while visiting it this weekend. I had no idea if I would see and do many new things seeing that I have done a lot in the city already. However, this trip turned out to have many surprises, and I am already smiling while looking back at the weekend I had.
Before writing to-do’s, insider stories and big-information-articles about London and my trip to London I just want to share my photos and my own personal stories with you.
And so that is exactly what I am going to do in this article.
So be prepared to see a sh*tload of photos and a lot of love for the capital of England.
ABOVE – The first hotel we stayed at: Ibis Hotel Euston. A great fit for a budget trip to London while still avoiding uncomfortable hostels. I just loved the location of this hotel: we were staying in a more quiet town of town, however it was still really close to some of my favorite highlights. Camden Town was just a short walk away and Primrose Hill was just around the corner. I don’t really like staying in the very touristic center of a city because you quickly tend to stay in the center that way. However, while staying in this part of town I explored a bit more of this area as well!
ABOVE – Our first stop: Camden Town, one of my favorite neighborhoods in London. I absolutely love how quirky the market is AND the food market is just great. Just great.
BELOW – When in Camden Town.. you eat. This literally was the best ice-cream ever: it didn’t only look extremely good.. it tasted even better
ABOVE – A London view from Primrose Hill. During my previous trips I mostly stayed in Hyde Park, however I absolutely loved Primrose Hill. London has a beautiful skyline but only a few places from out where you can actually see it. So if you haven’t been to Primrose Hill yet, I can definitely recommend it!
BELOW – Probably the most famous crossing from the world: the one on Abbey Road, known from a Beatles album cover. You have no idea how hard it is to take a good photo from a crossing until you try to do so in the center of London.
ABOVE – Our second hotel during this trip: Pullman St. Pancras, a beautiful luxurious hotel close to Camden Town and Bloomsbury. I don’t sleep in luxurious hotels that often, however this was for me was the perfect hotel to unwind after those two busy days I had in London, because really, I couldn’t have been more tired than I was.
BELOW – The view from my hotel floor. I absolutely loved waking up with the view of London below me. Just absolutely perfect<3
ABOVE – Regent Street from out a red bus. For some reason I never traveled with a bus through London before while it was actually way cheaper than the underground: for 5pounds I could take the bus in the center all day. Plus the view is way better!
BELOW – Shots from Notting Hill, one of my favorite areas in London.
ABOVE – Probably the most beautiful pub in the entire city. I walked passed the same pub when I visited London last March but of course the flowers weren’t blooming yet so I just had to see it again this time. Definitely worth the walk!
BELOW – Our bikes during the Saturday. To save some time we decided to risk our lives and rented a bike. And guess what?! I survived biking on the wrong side of the road.
ABOVE – London at night. For some reason I am just really proud of these shots.
ABOVE – Kingly Court in Soho, where we stopped for lunch after shopping. Probably the cutest and most cosy place to stop for lunch in the center of London.
BELOW – A happy little me in London
ABOVE – Who doesn’t love a good airplane shot?