London Diaries

Hello, you lovely human beings!

How are you? How’s everything?
Some time ago, I decided to make a post about my London visit and call it ” London Diaries.” Maybe these will be actual diaries if I happen to go there once again! I still have so many musicals to see on my list!!! (P.S. If you haven’t already seen “My Favorite Musicals,” you SHOULD!: https://whatdidshetype.com/2019/08/04/my-favorite-musicals/ )
But unfortunately, I didn’t have a chance to post it here! Then the pandemic happened, and I postponed it since we weren’t able to travel.
So, I’ve gathered my photos and my experiences for you! We stayed for a week and it was my second time visiting London, but honestly, you can never ever just visit everywhere in London in one week! There are still museums that I haven’t seen! Hopefully, we’ll have a chance to travel again once it is safe to do so!
Let’s start this little diary, shall we?
1) Tate Britain.
If you are a lover of art like me you should definitely visit Tate Britain!
The entrance to the museum is free. You can visit many exhibitions by getting a ticket. The station that is close to Tate is Pimlico which is on the Victoria line.
If you’re hungry I would definitely recommend  The White Swan to sit, relax, and something to eat!
2) National Gallery.
I guess this is what every tourist that is visiting London has to go. National Gallery is full of art from all times! As an art lover, I fell in love with every artwork! It’s located in Trafalgar Square.
3) Victoria&Albert Museum.
I loved this museum! Everything was so freaking nice! I was unable to visit the Dior Exhibition, unfortunately, but I was able to see the Mary Quant Exhibition and I was lucky enough to witness great fashion pieces! I’ve also fallen in love with the statues and the building itself! * heart eyes*
4) Windsor Castle.

Who loves Royals as much as I do? Let me see your hands! I count myself lucky to have witnessed where the magical wedding took place as well as to have visited the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, which has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years!!! How cool is that?

 

         Windsor from my point of view! 

 


5)Westminster Abbey.

Another home to one of the most historical wedding- Princess Diana’s.  Also, the abbey where coronations of British monarchs took place. You will immediately feel this atmosphere once you enter the abbey. It is filled with history and the shadows of British monarchs.

I took this picture of Westminster! 
6) Covent Garden. OH EM GEE.  I miss this place! I loved how lively the shops were, the street sellers, the amazing handmade jewelry, and Whittard’s lovely hot chocolate and teas!
7) Kensington Palace. I loved Kensington so much! Seeing Queen Victoria’s room, her piano, the great hall. It definitely felt like I was time traveling! 🙂
                                                               Queen Victoria’s bedroom! 
8) West- End, Baby! I saw Wicked and it was SPECTACULAR!!!

 I was sooo close!

The Old Vic:
I watched Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and it was beautiful. The cast was amazing!
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That’s all for my little London guide, friends! Let me know if you are planning to visit London soon! Or, which place was your favourite London spot? Let’s meet in the comments!
Stay safe,
Love,
Penny

74 responses to “London Diaries”

  1. This is so cool, I love looking at art and when I go to London, I will check these. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. You are very welcome, thank you so much for reading, Fransic. 🙂

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  2. I haven’t visited London in years so this post was a great motivation to go back. I think I’ll plan for the summer and hopefully stumble upon some nicer weather (if that’s possible in England haha)

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    1. Hopefully you’ll be able to visit London during summer and stumble upon some nice weather! I know how hard it is while you are in the UK 😀 x

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  3. Really great pictures, it’s been a while I visited London. Might probably go this year

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    1. Hopefully you can visit there soon! Thank you so much for reading. ❤

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  4. Oooh fab suggestions here – I live in England but I still haven’t had the chance to London yet so this was super helpful! I’d love to see Westminster Abbey and seeing Wicked sounds absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing, you’ve given me lots of suggestions for when I hopefully visit this year x

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  5. Museums are a lovely way to get in touch with the history of a place right off the bat! I love that you expanded out and saw such sites as Westminster Abbey, Convent Garden, and Kensington Palace. There the history comes to life. 🙂

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    1. Museums are definitely the way to learn the history of a place, you are exactly right! Thank you so much for reading and commenting. ❤

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  6. Lovely photos! I remember when I went to watch Wicked, it was so much fun. Great post!

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    1. Wicked is my all time favorite! Thank you so much for reading. x

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  7. Loved seeing your pictures and what you got up to in London. It must have been so surreal seeing Queen Victoria’s bedroom! I think a trip to London needs to be arranged for me soon, I haven’t been since 2016!x

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    1. It really was amazing to see Queen Vic’s bedroom! I love her. Hopefully you’ll be able to visit there soon, thank you so much for reading. x

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  8. I always love seeing what people’s highlights of my hometown are 🙂 One of my favourite things about London is that pretty much all the galleries and museums are free. Well, that and all the incredible theatre. Glad you had an amazing time and even managed a day trip to Windsor.

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    1. Wow, London is your hometown? That’s so cool! Thank you so much for reading. ❤

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  9. Great post! My trip to London keeps getting delayed, but I’ve found a few new places from your post I want to check out when I finally go. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hopefully you’ll be able to visit London. Thank you so much for reading!

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  10. The V&A museum is so beautiful! I went a few years ago and am desperate to return

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    1. It’s my fave place in London! Thank you so much for reading. ❤

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  11. I loved the V&A museum, I went a few years ago and am desperate to go back!

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  12. This such an informative post! I visited last month and totally recommend Covent Garden to everyone – there’s so much atmosphere!

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    1. I love Covent Garden! Thank you so much for reading and commenting, Aisling. ❤

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  13. I truly hope that one of these days I have a chance to visit London. It’s been on my travel bucket list for so much of my life and I’m just desperate to explore it in person. Your post makes me wish I could just teleport into the photos to do so right now!

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    1. I really hope that you’ll be able to visit London soon! thank you so much for reading ❤

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  14. These are great suggestions. I want to go back to London and especially see Windsor.

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    1. Hopefully you will able to see Windsor, it’s very dreamy! Thank you so much for reading.

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  15. Great post! London is definitely one of those cities that you have to experience at least once!

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    1. Exactly! Thank you so much for reading. 🙂

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  16. I love that you’ve titled this London Diaries! I enjoy visiting museums and galleries when I travel, and I’m glad to hear you had a great experience. Thank you for sharing, I hope to visit one day!

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    1. Hopefully you can! Thank you so much for reading. ❤

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  17. Looks like you have had a great time visiting London. There is so much to see and do, isn’t there? Hope you get to visit again!
    Aimsy xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, Aimsy! x

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  18. I miss London! The last time I visited there was in winter 2019. I wish to visit London again soon. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hopefully you can! Thank you so much for reading x

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  19. Covid willing we will be there this summer for a bit. Will try and check out a few of these.

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    1. Hopefully you can, fingers crossed! Thank you so much for reading.

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  20. I haven’t visited London for years! This has really made me want to visit though. I need to go to the Victoria and Albert museum though haha xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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    1. You’ll love the Victoria&Albert Museum! Thank you so much for reading xx

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  21. I used to live in London so this is giving me all the feels! I miss it so much and loved visiting all the places you’ve listed here. There is are so many wonderful things to do — what a great post!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, Molly! ❤

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  22. I love London. There is so much to explore. You have shared a great selections of places you should visit. Thank you for sharing your picks and some great photographs.

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    1. Yes, there are still places I need to visit again once I’m in London! Thank you so much for reading. ❤

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  23. London is def on my travel bucket list!! Ugh I want to visit there so bad. The photos look amazing and I’ll def be referencing some of these places when I do finally go. thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hopefully you’ll visit there soon, B! London is always an amazing idea. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. ❤

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  24. I have never visited London. I will love to visit someday but will have to be in the warmer season. Seems like London has a very rich history and lots if places to visit and things to do. Thank you for sharing

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and commenting, hopefully you’ll visit London one day!

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  25. So many beautiful places to see! I would love to visit here sometime!

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    1. Hopefully you can visit there! Thank you so much for reading. ❤

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  26. Thanks for sharing!! One of my dream spots!

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    1. Thank you for reading! x

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  27. I too was in London for a week and qas fascinated by the amazing mix of history and modernity. One week didn’t even cover the tip of the iceberg and I really hope to return some day. I managed to visit a lot of places but very few from your list. I will definitely come back to your “diaries” when I go back to London someday (please, pandemic let me).
    Kenaington Palace and West End are a must!

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    1. Hopefully you’ll visit there one day and thank you so much for reading. ❤

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  28. So many great places!!! The museums especially will have to be on my to be seen list if I ever visit London!

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    1. Yes, exactly! Thank you so much for reading. ❤

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  29. I love London! I was there last in January 2020 to see Come From Away (I just read your favourite musicals post – if you haven’t seen that one you should!). I was meant to go back in June 2020 to see a bunch of shows but obviously that didn’t happen. Hopefully soon!

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    1. Aww, no didn’t have a chance to see Come From Away but hopefully next time! 🙂 xx

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  30. Love seeing your pictures of where you visited whilst in London. I love London, it’s such a great place to visit. I’ve been many of times but I still feel like there’s so many amazing places to see and visit. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, Elle! ❤

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  31. I’ve never been to London but the sheer amount of museums and art places make me wish travel restrictions could ease asap!! Thanks for sharing some of your favorite places, especially the Tate Britain

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    1. Thank you so much for reading! ❤

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  32. I love Covent Garden – I nearly always end up there when I’m in London if there’s time. I went on one trip with my Dad to London and we walked from Regent’s Street through St James’ Park to Victoria Station. Google says the direct route is about 2 miles but I remember going past Horseguards Parade which is definitely not on that direct route lol. So it’s definitely longer than that. We got to see Horseguards and then also went past The Cenotaph – we were there about a week after Remembrance Sunday so the wreathes were still there from the Remembrance Service.

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    1. Wow, that sounds very lovely! Covent Garden is lovely too! Thank you so much for reading and commenting, Hannie! ❤

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  33. Wow, these pictures are wonderful. I’ve always wanted to visit the UK, London esp. I hope to visit someday soon.
    I would love to see these places in person. Thanks for sharing a bit of your London experience.

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    1. Hopefully you can visit the UK, one day! I’m pretty sure you’ll love it. Thank you so much for reading. 🙂 xx Pen

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  34. I love London! It looks like you had such a fab trip! You really can go back time and time again and see new things each time 🙂

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    1. Exactly! 🙂 I love London, too! Thank you for reading x

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  35. Great pictures and it looks like you hit some great places. I loved the National Gallery. I just wish I had had more time to visit there because there was so much to see!

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    1. Yes, Paul! Thank you so much for reading! 🙂

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  36. I would love to go to London one day! There are so many amazing museums & things to do! I loved the photos!

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  37. Some truly classic outings here. I don’t think you Can go wrong with any of these.

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    1. Definitely! Thank you so much for reading x P

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    2. Exactly! Thank you so much for reading. x Penny

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  38. This was a really nice throwback 😍 The National Gallery was my favorite place to go back to every time. Also had a good time in Convent Garden 💃 I hope you can visit London again sometime soon! x

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    1. The National Gallery is my fave too! I miss Covent Garden, it was very beautiful. Hopefully we can visit London again soon! Thank you so much for reading. xx Penny

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