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A Rare Sunny Weekend in London!

I’m back from London (sad face) but I am happy to report that I managed to visit London on the rare occasion where there was no rain, plenty of sun and clear skies!  It was a whirlwind of a trip but, luckily, as I mentioned in my previous post, I have been before, so it wasn’t crucial for me to see every historic monument/spot London has to offer.  This time it was more for play; I really wanted to experience the city as one would if they were living there.

A quick visit to Big Ben and Buckingham Palace.

Oh Prince George are you in?  Well the toddler had a previous engagement, so we weren’t able to connect on this trip–but I did manage to visit his future palace, Buckingham that is.  I also strolled by Big Ben and Westminster Palace–absolutely breathtaking!  Aside from those visits, I shopped, ate fish ‘n chips, hung out with locals at traditional British pubs and even watched the Wales versus England rugby match, as England happens to be hosting the Rugby World Cup.  (Poor England and Prince Harry!)  I even explored some new neighborhoods that I imagine were not as popular 15 years ago like: Notting Hill (thanks Hugh and Julia!), Shoreditch (Brooklyn in London, I see you!) and South London (Brixton and Herne Hill).

This trip was an absolute delight and I can’t wait to go back for a longer trip–click on the pictures below to enlarge and more posts coming on my style in London, shopping habits, and language barriers–wait they speak English there?!–so stayed tuned.

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Main photo and style shots in gallery by Mark Pengelly.

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