Cheerio. I actually studied in London in college. I lived in some dingy little flat in South Kensington and ate at an Indian take-away place every night that was on the way home from my tube stop. I know that doesn’t sound glamorous or fabulous, but it was. I love London…love it and I can’t get enough….
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The five things I want to do in London if I go with Oh are:
5. Spend all day in the Victoria and Albert Museum. The last time I went to London, the Fashion exhibit was closed for renovation and my heart was completely broken into tiny little pieces. The museum is free, but I donated 5 pounds when I entered to make up for all of the hours I spent in the museum as a poor college student. Luckily the Fashion collection is back and better than ever and I can’t wait to soak up the couture air of the collection!
4. Practice my Cockney Accent on Portobello Road. Shopping the Portobello Road market is one of the best experiences Europe has to offer. There is only a slight language barrier (wow some of those stall owner’s accents are thick), some fabulous finds, tons of photo opportunities and positively British flavor.
3. Curl my Pinky for Afternoon Tea. There are so many places for tea in London and you could spend a lifetime searching for the best. In fact there are awards given every year by the Tea Guild to the best places for tea. On my list to try: The Goring Hotel (it won a Tea Guild Award for Excellence in 2011, but I really just want to go there to pretend I am Kate Middleton’s American cousin) and the Orangery at Kensington Palace.
2. Pretend I am Becky Bloomwood from “Confessions of a Shopaholic” at Harvey Nichols. Harvey Nichols has a restaurant and some of the best shopping in London. I think an afternoon perusing designer labels, having mild heart attacks and sticker shock at the prices and dining in the restaurant is an absolute must for any fashionista.
1. Check out some West End theater courtesy of the tkts half-price ticket booth in Leicester Square. A trip to London would not be complete without taking in a show and the experience would not be as rich without purchasing half price tickets from Leicester Square. Part of the fun is showing up and spontaneously choosing a show from the available ticket options.
I hear London Calling and hopefully Go with Oh will be footing the bill…xo