Thursday, July 11, 2013

Exploring London Town with Tara!

Today my dear friend Tara is filling in for me while I'm recovering from my Colorado adventures. Let me just tell you that I love this girl and can't wait for our next Skype date. She is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside and I'm glad to call her my friend. You will all want to follow her by the end of this post so you might as well just give in and do it now.

Hi to all of you lovely readers at a Nestful of Love! While Allison & Drew are out exploring all of the wonders in Colorado I’m here to chat about one of my latest and greatest favorite cities – London Town!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with A Brew of Blessings lets rewind quickly shall we? I met a boy {from the UK}, we fell in love got married and now ‘home’ is across that big blue ocean. Although we aren’t based in the big city down south it’s now one of my favourite {look I’m even spelling like them now, oh dear} places to visit. S and I have been a number of times now and I’m still ‘that’ tourist but I have found some other lovely hideaways in this big city and so today I’m going to give you a little tour through my eyes of blighty. 
Let's explore London…
One of the bestlittle less touristy spots, is the Borough Market. The streets are heaving on the weekend with homemade breads, smoothies, fudge, fresh fish and even fresh sangria. This open-aired market is worth a visit.
One of my most favorite pleasures in life is breakfast in bed. It's basically a way to my heart, luckily Stephen gets that too. Since I've tried my fair share I kinda consider myself a connoisseur, and this London luxury, The Goring,  has THE best breakfast in bed - ever! So if you're ever in for a treat spend your pennies and stay a night here but don't forget to order room service - I promise you won't be disappointed. In case you're wondering, yes, this is the place that Kate stayed the eve of her fairytale wedding - that might add might to the idyllic atmosphere.
On a hot summer's day or even a brisk winter afternoon, Kensington Gardens is ideal for an nice and beautiful stroll. Kensington Palace, soon the home to Will & Kate, sits alongside of this lovely park. If you're lucky you might even catch a royal flying in or out on any given day. {We did!}
You can't visit London without the birds-eye view, even if only once, you must take a ride on the world's biggest ferris wheel - the London Eye - spectacular views.
Notting Hill is one of my new favorite London boroughs. On the weekend the streets are lined with fresh crepes, churros, paella and many other treats along with handmade crafts. I'm also a sucker for the chick flick so it might have added to the excitement. You can get your picture in front of Hugh Grants 'door', I knocked and no one was home but maybe you'll have better luck.
If you're in the mood for some retail therapy Harrods is a must! This department store even puts Macy's to shame. To give you some idea they have a whole floor solely dedicated to foods from all around the world and a pet shop. Even if you only go for tea {which is recommended} it's a must do. 

Topping the list is the place where every girl feels like a princess - the palace of course. I still get star-struck every time we go Buckingham Palace, I could literally just sit, stare and people watch.
These are just a few of my favorite recommendations but there is so much to see and do that didn't even make the cut. If you ever get the chance to - go!
You can stop by Abrewofblessings to find out a little more about the adventures, blessings and journey of my life abroad.

Okay Tara...I'm already dreaming up my next adventure in London town with you. So many fun places! Didn't I tell you all you'd want to follow her blog now?

I'll be back in action tomorrow. Can't wait to catch up with you all!!!!!!

8 comments:

Meg {henninglove} said...

yay for tara, i love her blog!!

Karm said...

Oh my. I can't wait to go over to tara's blog and read more fun stuff.

I hope you are recovering well Allison!

Tara, your photos are amazing!! So much fun you are having, you and your husband are a gorgeous couple.

Kristen said...

Love this and Love Tara!!! I can't wait to GO!!! :)

Katie Cook said...

LOOVVEEE Tara and love this whole post:) So cute!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Ooh, I so want to visit London someday! That hotel looks so luxurious! And I love the gardens. :)

Ashley R said...

What a fun guest post. I adore London and this made me nostalgic. Also- cutest outfits ever!

Lexilooo said...

Great post! The breakfast in bed photo is gorgeous!

Hope CO was wonderful!

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