I just barely made it back to LA after extending my London trip by a day. And then another day. I almost stayed forever. Almost…
Though I won’t lie, I had to slum it over at The Kensington for my last night. This was the view from my room. I know….the horror. So what’s a girl to do in London all by herself?
With a spring in my step, I started to walk…
Wandering through the beautiful neighborhoods…
Taking in all the enviable townhomes and darling little shops.
The food here is unbelievable! I highly recommend you try making the Aubergine with Buttermilk Sauce at home, though what was served in the restaurant had a little twist that isn’t in his cookbook. Sneaky…I’m on to you, chef!
It was really hard resisting these desserts.
But, I wanted to make room for tea and macaroons at Ladurée. I didn’t even care that it’s touristy. It’s still scrumptous and the most delightful little place to people watch.
I decided to try my luck at getting in the David Bowie exhibit at the Victoria & Albert museum. There was barely any line and it was only 15 minutes before the next tour began. I couldn’t believe it!
When I got up to the counter, the girl slapped this in my face. I tried name dropping, yelling and sobbing hysterically, but she wasn’t buying it.
In the evening, a new friend invited me to extraordinarily posh Hampstead for an experience I would have never had without being with a local.
It was another glorious evening and we strolled through The Heath…
At the top was Parliament Hill, known for some of the best views of London….
Before I knew it, we had reached The Bull and Last pub, which he assured me had the best fish & chips in London. While I’m no expert, they were damn good. But, I really can’t stop thinking about the English pea salad with pea fritters I got as a starter—healthy with a bit of ooey gooey naughtiness…it was insanely good. And then we split dessert—a blueberry cheesecake ice cream sundae.
Not a bad day for a girl all alone in a big city.
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