10.12.2016

London Highlights: From Fancy to BoHo


The Savoy Hotel, originally opened in 1889, and has the glamour of the past with all the modern conveniences.  Meaning that it's old school but with fresh interiors.
Breakfast was included in our room rate...and I took full advantage of it...
this doesn't even show the bacon, eggs and grilled tomato that came next.
This made it possible to easily skip lunch!
Even if you aren't staying in the hotel...I recommend trying the breakfast or Afternoon Tea.
Pricey, but worth the experience.  And the dollar is really strong against the pound right now.

There are pretty little corners all over the hotel...


 The Labor and Wait shop features cool, sturdy home goods.
It's in East London in a section called Shoreditch.
I had never been there before and it's fun to walk around the more Bohemian area.

 

Lots of fun shops like Barber and Parlour...where you can eat, shop and even get a haircut.

Closer to our hotel, is the Sir John Soane Museum.  He was a famous architect and art collector.  He willed his townhouse and the belonging to the state and it remains as he left it 180 years ago.  Be sure to ask the docents questions in each room...really informative.
The weather has been excellent, fortunately.

Look at the travel poster we spotted...
we will be in SF soon enough but
next stop...PARIS!  We are about to board the Eurostar train there.

If you are planning a trip to London or Paris....
check out my Pinterest boards.  Lots of recommendations there from past trips.
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18 comments:

  1. i love these travel posts! both my husband and i are huge Anglophiles and can't wait to take our boys there in a few years. keep the suggestions coming! i'm taking notes as i read!

    xoxo,
    nancy

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    1. Your boys are lucky to you guys as parents!!!

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  2. I AM SO JEALOUS!! It sounds like you are having so much fun! Can't wait to hear about it!!

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    1. We are having fun, Cindy! Just got to Paris. My ankle is still not great... but I can power through it :)

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  3. I also really enjoy these travel posts you do - always so informative and helpful... As a matter of fact, I feel that way about all your posts !!

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    1. Thanks so much, Patricia. They could be longer...like the good places we ate at...but so little time :)

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  4. So very British !!! I love London, but haven't been back in several years. You've made me want to book a trip today. Sending a big hug from Texas....

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    1. You should go soon Marsha while the dollar is so good!

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  5. It always makes me extremely happy to see anyone having a great time in London or in the UK in general, obviously because I am British! London is such a great city, I love it when we go back with the children and show them around, they don't know London or the UK and so they view it as a tourist would and it's such fun to point out special places and show them my secret haunts of the past!!!

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    1. Yes...I don't know London like I know Paris so it's always fun to go with someone who knows! Your children are lucky!

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  6. Glad you're having such a great time!! I really hope to visit one day!!

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  7. Love the Savoy. And get a load of those orchids in that first shot! Wow!
    Have fun in Paris. It looks like you're in for rain tomorrow, but it will be warmer and sunnier by Saturday. We are supposed to get drenched tonight in the south (and it's A-OK, because we need the rain). Rainy days in Paris are great for museums and the grands magasins.
    Two of my favorite spots in Paris are le Square Trousseau, a little resto near the Bastille, and the hammam at the Grand Mosquée, full of marble mosaics, stained glass windows, just gorgeous, plus you come out with skin like a baby's.
    BTW, when I lived in Brussels, I would go to Paris most weekends and would get my hair cut at just about any random place and it ALWAYS turned out great. It almost became a thing--will I find a bad haircut in Paris? Never!
    Oh, and check out Bouchara, they have a store near Galeries Lafayette in the 9th. Gorgeous home linens.
    Oh, and check out the Musée Nissim de Camondo (near Parc Monceau) to salivate over the antiques. I'd better stop or I'll go on forever...

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    1. You are so sweet...the only thing I know well is the Nissim de Camondo! It does look like rain so I am making notes! Thank you.

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  8. Aaaahhh.... I so want to be you right now. London and Paris are my 2 alltime favourite cities! Enjoy!

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    1. I do feel really lucky...but we come home tomorrow :/

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  9. I am in love with London !! I cannot wait to go back and now my cousin will be living there so I have yet another excuse to persue my anglophile endeavors!!

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  10. It looks like you are having such a great time. I've only been once and thinking I need to go again...so fun!

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  11. The Savoy!!! How glamorous! You sure travel in style, girl! And you sure know how to hunt out all the best shopping spots! Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo Gail

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It's SO nice to hear from you!

 
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