43 Hours in London

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.

When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.
— Desiderius Erasmus

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.

If I buy the cheap tea, then I am saying that my whole life has not been worth something better.
— Amy Tan, The Kitchen God's Wife

Covent Garden

Hyde Park

A Night of Theatre

Splendor by Abi Morgan staring Zawe Ashton, SinĂ©ad Cusack, Michelle Fairley, and Genevieve O'Reilly.

English Breakfast

Traditional and Non-Traditional Varieties

Sunday Afternoon Strolling Along South Bank