Confession: I’d never been to the Kensington/Chelsea areas of London before.
I’m not a huge London aficionado I suppose, having been there just a handful of times. But even during my uni stint at Surrey, I really only went to places like Oxford street for shopping, or Piccadilly Circus for theatre shows.
But being part of the blog world (and watching maybe the occasional Made in Chelsea episode…) means you quickly become fascinated with the fancier, West-side of London.
Staying in South Kensington opposite the Natural History Museum, we were just a 5 minute walk from a host of posh shops and cafes, which was perfect, because on the Saturday after we arrived at our hotel and dropped our bags off, we found ourselves in need of sustenance after a 7am flight from Newquay.
We wandered past L’eto (there are several of these dotted about London) and had to go in, thanks to the beautiful display of cakes in the window. Treating myself to a typical blogger lunch of eggs, avocado and salmon on toast (plus a tasty apple & ginger juice!), I was unfortunately far too full to enjoy said cakes *sadface* :(
After our refuel, we walked back up to the edge of Kensington Gardens for a walk around the lake and greenery.
Now, I do enjoy London, for all its landmarks and fun places to explore, but I am a country girl at heart and get easily overwhelmed with the busy atmosphere and tall buildings. Sometimes I just want some peace and quiet surrounded by water and trees, which I felt Kensington Gardens delivered just perfectly!
We had a lovely morning wandering around, people watching and puppy spotting; our favourite pass-times as usual. We ended up doing almost a full circle of Hyde Park too (and ended up with rather sore feet in the morning…).
I also forced N to take a stroll down to Chelsea and the embankment, where we could watch boats go past and pretend we were millionaires. The light was so perfect throughout the whole day, and with the leaves turning golden and floating to the ground it honestly felt like the best time to visit the city!
Where’s your favourite place to visit in London?
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