London, Here I Come!

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I’m so very excited- a week from today, I’m jetting off to London to spend Christmas with my family! My family is flying over from California and we’ll be visiting my aunt, uncle, and cousins who live there. It will be so great to see my relatives again and to meet my littlest cousins, who weren’t around yet when I last visited.

I’ve been to London twice before and the last time was in the summer of 2010. This will be my first time going as an adult though and I can’t wait to do some exploring. Just thinking about seeing London all dressed up the holidays brings a happy tear to my eye!

Since we’re going to visit family, I imagine a good chunk of time will be spent at their home, but there are a few places I’d like to visit if we have the time. I’m still putting together my list, but here are a few of the spots on my radar:

Sketch (afternoon tea): This place is pretty pricey, but also very pretty. Also, I’ve never done a proper sit-down tea before and I feel like it would be really fun.

Persephone (books): You know there will be at least one book store on any travel list I’m making! This company publishes really beautiful books and I’ve always been jealous of my bookish friends in the UK who have easy access to their store.

National History Museum: I’d love to go to a museum or two while I’m there and my cousins suggested that we go to one with an ice rink outside. Museum-hopping and ice skating sounds like the perfect winter day to me.

If you have any London recommendations, I’d love to read about them in the comments below. What do you have planned for the holidays?

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  • My list of things to see in London is pages and pages long but if I had to recommend just one, I’d say the V&A. You absolutely will not regret it!!!!!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

    • Thank you so much for the recommendation! I’ve never been there, so that’s definitely going on my list!

  • You are so lucky to spend Christmas there! London is an amazing city x

    Jessica — NinetyCo

    • I am so excited to go to London- I can’t wait to do some more exploring!

  • Ahh, SO FUN! I’ve heard great things about Sketch…you’re going to have an amazing time (and get the best photos)! Happy holidays :)

    • I really hope we get the chance to go to Sketch- the pictures look amazing! Thank you and Happy Holidays to you too! :)