When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
The makings of a perfect vacation:
1. Beautiful weather. We completely lucked out and ended up with sunny skies and upper 60s for our entire trip.
2. Fun friends. We visited Grant (Sean’s college roommate) and his wife Lucy, and Nate and Kate from our small group in Atlanta while out there (and we were totally bummed our friends Brent and Nicole were out of town). We had a blast reconnecting with them and seeing what life is really like to live in London. And we laughed – a lot.
3. Effortless. I did zero planning outside of booking our tickets and notifying our friends that we were staying with them. They took us all around to their favorite parts of the city – a mix of touristy spots and places only the locals would know – and to some great restaurants.
4. That’s right – I said great food. Not what you expect when you head to the U.K.! We had fish and chips, steak and ale pies, Indian food, Thai food, and delicious sandwiches at International food markets.
5. Sean! In the midst of hectic work and school schedules, it was so fun to spend some quality time away together in one of our favorite cities.
Now for the best part…the pictures!
Classic London with Big Ben:
Spring had sprung in London and many of the trees were already in bloom. Gorgeous!
Our first of many pub visits:
Foodie paradise at the the Borough Market
Windsor Castle: the largest inhabited castle in the world that the Queen still uses as her weekend home.
We took a break at another pub full of history and character.
Church at Hillsong London:
On our final day, Sean and I took a trip to the beautiful University town of Cambridge.
We took a guided punting (boat) tour to see the famous bridges and colleges along the River Cam.
We also rented bikes and rode through the countryside to a famous tea garden. This was by far one of the highlights of the trip for me!
We shared a final dinner with our fabulous friends at another amazing pub. I didn’t want the night – or the trip – to end!
Sean and I had one final surprise to close our trip – an upgrade to First Class on our way home! If we had to leave, this was the way to go out. I was too giddy to sleep.