“I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking for him to love her.” yesss. Went to Notting Hill yesterday!
Was way to early for the Notting Hill Carnival. I went in the am and apparently the party doesn’t start till evening but saw people setting up. Then I got stuck there for an hour or so because no transportation was able to get in! I guess I can’t complain too much because I was excited to walk around :)
After the Tower of London I went to Teapod and had my first scone of the trip! I’m using the London Scone Review as my go to for best scones to try. How genius is the blog? I too would love to go have afternoon tea twice a week!
Each time I visit the Tower of London I swear the Beefeater (official tour guide/guard) is the funniest yet. But seriously this guy was a hoot. I’m pretty sure this is him, upon gathering everyone up for the tour saying, “I seem expensive perfume. and pancakes” ha!
I went to Hampton Court and got seriously lost in the maze. As in I almost admitted defeat and called for someone to save me.
me only slightly freaking out.. I then spotted the outside and all was right in the world!
Since we’re on the subject.. Me walking around the gardens. sidnote to my haters (re: my siblings). My loafers are killing it! I’m pretty sure these bad boys saved my life (feet) and are the most comfortable things ever. London is saturated with loafers. and nikes. end of rant/told ya i’m cool.
Covent Garden!!! Real talk: I would never normally tell people to visit Covent Garden. I might say, “There are usually cool street performers doing magic and stuff. It’s gotten pretty posh. or maybe has always been posh and I never noticed.”
The main reason I visit is to find my favorite candy :) and if i have spare time I wander around. Lo, yesterday was a totally different experience friends!
First off, the balloon installation! How neat! Then I remembered Shake Shack! I’m pretty sure it only exists in NYC, lononders don’t realize how lucky they are. I was curious to see if they had the new chicken sandwich I’ve been hearing about but alas, wasn’t meant to be. So I went with an oldie but a goodie. (also the concretes are fab)
This guy was amazing! No lie. I first sat down to rest and then stayed for his entire set.
Check these cuties out!
The absolute cutest! I can’t tell if people were clapping for them or the actual musician.
And finally, the scone of the day. I almost didn’t go but boy am I glad I did!
It’s right in Covent Garden, called BB’s Bakery. It was darling. The scone of course delicious! I liked the better than the teapod because i’m totally partial to plain vs sultana scones.
The best Covent Garden experience to date! So don’t take my advice, go!
More scone news to come.. xx
P.S. London Part II and how to see all the Harry Potter Sites in London without having to pay!