London feels like home. I grew up in South Africa, so whenever I’m in England, there are so many familiarities. My best friend and cousin now live in London too, which makes visiting even more special. Last year, Jonathon and I went on a wonderful European adventure and spent quite a few days soaking up the London Life.
One of my favourite parts about the city is the incredible architecture. We took these photos outside St Paul’s Cathedral. It’s dome ceiling is one of the most recognizable structures in the London skyline, dating back to 1700. London’s history runs deep and there is so much to see and explore.
Like most big cities, you can’t possibly see everything in a few days. Spending time researching, and watching YouTube travel videos really helped narrow down our itinerary. On this day, we went to the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and Borough Market before making our way over Millennium bridge to St Paul’s cathedral. These sights are all in the same area, and in a beautiful part of the city. London is very walkable, but enormous so I would suggest arranging your day by neighbourhood to maximize your time.
We visited Europe in Autumn, which is one of the best times to be there. The weather is mild, it’s not peak season, and the fashion choices are fun. I picked up this light weight rose duster coat before we departed and it was the perfect piece to throw on over a sweater or tee. Paired with these tuxedo style Mavi jeans and pearl mule shoes it was the ideal dressed up, but dressed down ensemble for wandering around this beautiful, historical place.
I can’t wait to get back to London and explore more of this incredible city. The weather won’t be as beautiful on my next trip, but it will be great to see the city in a different light. Even if I have to be bundled up!
What are your favourite places in London? Let me know in the comments below.