as beautiful as it was, i admit london was a bit tarnished by a lost luggage fiasco that kept us in our hotel room on hold for what felt like the majority of our stay. that being said, we hit the high points like true tourists before catching the eurostar to paris the following evening.
we stayed at the brown's hotel, located in the heart of mayfair, best known for high-end shopping and the famous savile row. there are not enough kind words to say about the brown's hotel, from the courteous staff to the meticulously clean (and gorgeous) rooms.
i admit i didn't realize how spread out london really is, and given our short time frame we didn't get a chance to truly explore all the nooks and crannies. so with that, cue the highlight reel!
palace of westminster….
the london eye…
i would compare borough market to a classier version of smorgasburg. tons of great food choices in a beautiful location.
we went around lunchtime and opted for traditional fish and chips at fish!, and then sauntered around the rest of the market for fresh fruit and the most amazing green olives i've ever tried.
buckingham palace… check.
we stopped in ottolenghi in notting hill for lunch day two and walked away with fresh tomato basil flatbread and blackcurrant mini meringues.
after lunch we strolled around notting hill a bit more and explored the cute shops tucked away amongst gorgeous town homes-- toast being a personal favorite.
hope to see you again soon, london!
photo of the brown's hotel by jane anderson. ottolenghi photo by keiko oikawa.