In March I found some roundtrip flights to Europe for $400 a piece (regularly $1,000 or so from Utah) and I jumped on the opportunity FAST. It’s always been my dream to go to Europe with Will and at this time in our lives, it just seemed like the right thing to do.
We live insanely busy lives. I work almost every day from 4:20 am – 9 pm and Will works full time with a lot of outside responsibilities so we just needed a little break to recharge our batteries. We’ve traveled quite a bit recently, but it’s always with me working all day from my laptop and then enjoying the vacation at night.
This time, I just needed a real break and at first, it was hard for me! When our flight took off from SLC I sat down with no wifi and I felt a bit crippled. Even in London I just wanted to find wifi and answer work emails or resume a project I had going. It was finally 3 or 4 days into the trip that I was finally able to LET GO and just enjoy being with Will and feeling unconnected. I did the absolute minimal work possible (thanks to my understanding boss(es)!) and it was oh so needed for me.
In the entire ten years of knowing each other, this is most time Will and I have ever spent together with JUST US and I felt giddy the whole time.
Here are my favorite things we did:
- Bike ALL around! You can rent bikes for about 4 euro a day in London. If you return the bikes to a station within a 30-minute timeframe they don’t charge you anything after the 4 euro! So we would cruise for 20 minutes and then scramble to find a station and repeat again and again all day long.
- Hyde Park. Just in general. It’s so serene and beautiful. I could sit in there and read a book all day long.
- Notting Hill Neighborhood. The streets alone are just incredible.
- Victoria and Albert Museum. Fun free museum to get into. The crown room is unbelievable.
- Primrose Hill. My absolute favorite thing we did on the trip was jogging up to Primrose Hill on Saturday morning and then visiting their local farmers market. We ordered this fresh pork belly egg sandwich w/ bacon jam and ate it at the top of Primrose Hill. It looks over the entire city of London and is such a beautiful view! If you are there on a Saturday (I don’t know if this is seasonal) I highly suggest doing this. We actually both really hurt one of our knees (Will’s right knee. My left) on our jog up there so I don’t know if I recommend the jogging part 😉
- Camden Market.
Here is the yummy food we ate (thanks to my friend Brynn and Maddie for the suggestions!)
- Udderlicious (dark chocolate salted ice cream! yum)
- Kanada Ya. Great ramen spot!
- Selfridges. Fun little food court. We had the BEST salads here.
- Harrod’s Food Hall. Great food hall as well!
- Borough Market. Cheese toasties! The best.
- Strawberries and Cream. Right off the Bond street station. Holy YUM. I will dream about this treat for a long time.
- Byron Burger. Order the ZUCHINNI FRIES. I know, so odd. But they are SO GOOD and we preferred them over the real fries.
- Farm Girl. Healthier breakfast spot with delicious acai bowls.
That’s all for now! Stay tuned for Lake Como next. My favorite stop!
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