London is by far one of my favorite cities. Everything about it speaks to me. I would happily spend a year exploring London. Uncovering all the city has to offer. Drinking tea. Going to bookshops, museums, theatre, concerts. Meeting people, learning their stories. Photographing. Taking day and weekend trips to the countryside. Going north to explore the beauty of Ireland and Scotland. I would be thrilled to spend a year immersed in the United Kingdom and learn more about what makes this place so special. Afterwards I would more than likely be heavily in debt.
On this occasion I had a mere 43 hours to explore the city with friends. Here is a glimpse into what we did - the highlights, if you will.
Foyles for Books
This was my personal indulgence. I woke up bright and early Saturday morning and took off for Foyles. It is one of my favorite places on earth. 30 miles of books.
Tea at the Milestone
No trip to London would be complete without afternoon tea. We did it in style at the Milestone Hotel. Tea for the heart. Food for the soul. Intellectual discourse for the mind.
A Night of Theatre
Splendor by Abi Morgan staring Zawe Ashton, Sinéad Cusack, Michelle Fairley, and Genevieve O'Reilly.
Traditional and Non-Traditional Varieties