After spending a month traveling across Europe, beginning in Portugal to reach as far as Budapest, I've settled into my campus in the United Kingdom. Nestled in a small town just twenty minutes outside of London, I've already spent two weekends in the bustling city - concluding it's the European NYC.
I've posted a small collection of my favorite photos from the month of travel, and have already lined up a trip to Copenhagen for this weekend. While I wish I had weekend trips scheduled for the remainder of my time in England, I am still waiting to have a set class program. I definitely want to travel around within the country, if anything, and I have two weeks for Christmas break that I have yet to plan anything.
I'm hoping to put up a collective post of highlights and recommendations from the places I visited, but it's going to take some time to go back through all the bits and pieces I collected. So I thought I would share a few moments from London this weekend until then.
- Fingers Crossed. A café tucked in Hackney Downs, near the intersection of Amhurst and Rectory Road. I stumbled across it in search of breakfast Sunday morning, and their eggs with avocado toast rocked my world.
- The Shard's Oblix bar. I decided to pass up on the London Eye and I recommend you do the same. For a better view and experience, take the elevator up to the top floor and enjoy a panoramic view of the city, and treat yourself to one of the 16q cocktails. They're worth it, and it's still less than you would have spent on a ticket to the Eye.
- Regent's Park. I've been in royal gardens all across Europe, and I think Regent's takes the cake for beauty. Take your shoes off and take a stroll in the soft grass, and get lost in the small pathways that loop around the flowers.