travel

London Part 1

Deep down there is a part of me that is an idealist. I get a romantic notion in my head about the way something should be & make me feel. I had this idea about autumn in the United Kingdom. I’m not sure why specifically autumn, and I’m not sure why specifically the UK. For years I have felt a pull from Britain. The idealist in me likes to think I had a past life there…but it’s probably because half of my heritage is from Britain.

Anyway, after a direct flight from Seattle to Heathrow, we touched down in London, exhausted, and made our way through Heathrow and took a cab into the city. We stayed in a lovely little flat called Villa Fitzrovial, about a 5-10 minutes walk north of Oxford Street, but being jetlagged and finally getting settled at 5PM UK time, we crashed…woke up at 1 AM, crashed again, and then managed to role out of bed still feeling funny, but ready to take on the day.

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The view out the back of our flat. All of the brick is so charming.

We popped into a restaurant called the Riding House Cafe for some breakfast, which was delicious & we went about our day, proceeding to see almost every major site within walking distance.

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We stopped for lunch on the South Bank, then meandered slowly back toward our flat. For a place I’ve never been, it’s curious to me how being there felt so right as we wandered the streets. All was well and calm. It was beautiful.

A lovely start to the trip with much more to follow.

For now,
have a fabulous weekend.

Xoxo Steph

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