London



This year’s annual family trip went to the best seasonal dressed city in the world: London. When you love Christmas, London is the place to be.

Hold on tight and let me take you on the ultimate London Christmas Itinerary.

Westminster Abbey

We found a perfect apartment in Westminster through Trivago to host us for the weekend. I always wanted to have an apartment in London city and when we were handed our keys, it felt almost as entering our new home.

 

Princess Jasmine at Buckingham Palace

Begin with the West End big-draw sights: Westminster Abbey, then Buckingham Palace for the changing of the guards. Please check the website before to go to get the latest information. We were waiting patiently at 11 to see the changing of the guards when a police officer notified us that today’s changing had been rescheduled to Windsor Caste.

When in London….

Walk up to Parliament Square through St. James’s Park to meet Big Ben, The London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. The best thing about visiting ancient cities is that you find most top sights all together in the old centre. You will find some odd inhabitants at the park such a parrots and obese squirrels.

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle (Winston Churchill).

Following the river Thames you will find the Churchill War Rooms and No 10 Downing street. After this extensive history class, the little mini fashionista felt she needed to go to Oxford street for a bit of fun and shopping. And so this itinerary continues. Luckily all underground trains lead to Oxford street, Regent street and Piccadilly Circus.

Carnaby street, the place to go when you are hungry and cold after a shopping spree.

After having a lovely breakfast at Cambridge Street our journey continues at the Tower of London. The unmissable Tower of London (actually a castle of 22 towers) offers a window into a gruesome and compelling history. A former royal residence but is perhaps most remembered as the prison where a king, three queens and many nobles met their deaths. A must for history lovers like me.

Tower of London

After visiting the Tower of London we continued our path following the river Thames towards St. Paul’s Cathedral. One of the world’s most stunning cathedrals and definitely a must to visit when in London.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

Walking back to the river Thames from St. Paul’s Cathedral you will find the Millennium Bridge. From this bridge you will have the best view on the the Tower Bridge.

The iconic Tower Bridge



And so our weekend trip to London came to an end.

London, you were lovely.

As always.

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