London Travel Diary. Part 1.
by Cashmere Wrap & Macadamia Nuts
It would take long years to become friends with London and months to get well acquainted, but what if few days is all you have? Can you become at least slightly familiar with the city so overwhelming and big? Possible or not, it is always worth the try, you may not be able to check off every point from your “My To Do in London” list, but at least see some key POIs and make new plans for the next visit!
There are several “sights” that London is most famous for – Westminster, Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge… and many, many more. To see them all in one go, you may want to take a nice, long stroll by the river Thames from Westminster all the way to Tower Bridge, though make sure to wear comfy shoes, for it is a long walk. When at destination, pay a visit to White Mulberries, a lovely little coffee place situated in St. Katharine Docks (http://www.whitemulberries.com/), coffee was perfection, same as an offer of pastries and sandwiches.
Since I had been to London several times before, I did not follow my old footsteps to TATE nor to the National Gallery, but this time decided to visit Victoria & Albert museum for the very first time (http://www.vam.ac.uk/). My main purpose was to see the Savage Beauty exhibition and the renowned V&A bookshop. The museum is a lovely place, not to mention the Alexander McQueen dedicated exhibition, which was an amazing experience. If you find yourself in the V&A area and are in the need of a simple meal or a cup of aromatic coffee, do stop by Le Pain Quotidien (http://www.lepainquotidien.co.uk/store/exhibition-road/#.VSp6s5SUcrM), for it is a nice and cozy place with a bustling, energetic atmosphere and a delicious offering on the menu.