Travel With Me: London Part II

Continuing from Part I of my London Travel Diary (read the first post here!), here are some of my favorite photos from the second part of our trip to London! There's a ton here, so enjoy and I hope you find something that inspires you for your next trip!

 

Wednesday April 25

Wednesday was a big London day for us! I started out walking around our neighborhood to visit the beautiful floral archways at the Dominique Amsel Bakery and Peggy Porschen Cakes

We then headed to Central London where we got out of the tube at Parliament and walked to the London Eye to get some amazing views of the city. It was the most touristy thing we did, but it's worth the views if you haven't seen London from above before! 

Then we walked to the Borough Market where we picked up some of my favorite Guyere cheese then headed to Notting Hill to walk through the Portobello Market. We didn't have a chance to stop, but Farm Girl Cafe is suppose to be amazing if you're in that area!

I had a fabulous risotto for dinner at The Enterprise that was in our neighborhood.

  Views from the  London Eye

Views from the London Eye

IMG_5933.JPG
BoroughMarket1.jpeg
  Notting Hill

Notting Hill

 

Thursday April 26

This was by far a highlight of our trip! On Thursday, we took the tube to Kew Gardens where we walked around for hours. There was such a variety of plants and "exhibits" with everything from a Japanese Garden to a Palm House! I was glad we went on a nice day, since it's mainly outdoors - so plan accordingly! 

Following the gardens, we walked around Richmond that had a quaint waterfront town filled with people and shops. We had dinner at The Ivy Richmond where I had the most amazing Salted Caramel Espresso Martini. I immediately looked up the recipe and will be trying to make it at home!

DAB5D5C7-3B7E-4AD3-8F07-946FC8958F8B.JPG
IMG_7132.JPG
IMG_7130.JPG
  The Palm House in Kew Gardens

The Palm House in Kew Gardens

KewGardens1.JPG
KewGardens2.JPG
  The Orangerie cafe in Kew Gardens

The Orangerie cafe in Kew Gardens

IMG_7154.JPG
IMG_7129.JPG
IMG_7152.JPG
B0290513-A7DF-4C37-866B-6E5955EB8F92.JPG
IMG_7128.JPG
IMG_7153.JPG
IMG_7151.JPG
  Wisteria in Richmond

Wisteria in Richmond

IMG_7126.JPG
 

Friday April 27

Friday was a quieter day for us. Brian and I started off with smoothies and avo toast at The Good Life Eatery, followed by shopping around Sloane Square

We then met up with Brian's extended family for a fun, laughter-filled dinner at The White Hart in Barnes.

IMG_7125.JPG
 

Saturday April 28

In another family-centric day, we picked up pastries from Harrods and headed to Brian's cousins' to watch a football match! 

IMG_7119.JPG
IMG_7124.JPG
 

Sunday April 29

For our last full day in Central London, we started off with a traditional English Breakfast at The Wolseley then walked to Buckingham Palace where we stumbled onto the Changing of the Guards. It was fun to see, but was packed on a busy Sunday, where we fought the crowds. 

Brian and I then went to the Design Museum that has free admission for the main exhibition. It was a quick, but fun museum. It's right by High Street Kensington that also has great shopping. 

  Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

IMG_7156.JPG
 

Monday April 30

Before flying to Marrakech, we packed up from where we were staying in South Kensington and headed to stay with Brian's cousins. We enjoyed lunch at GAIL's Bakery and then headed to Gatwick to catch our evening flight!

My next post will be all about our trip to Morocco, so stay tuned to hear about camel riding, the Souks and some amazing eats!