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Great post! There were so many of your points that sounded oddly familiar! 😀
I actually laughed at “You were disappointed you didn’t run into Tom Hiddleston and he magically took you on a special London tour” … we can all dream, right? Last November I got really lucky because I was in London when Tom promoted Thor 2/ Only Lovers Left Alive so I actually saw him twice in two days or something. Ah, the memories! 🙂
This post really makes me want to book a flight to London ASAP though … sigh!
London is my all time favourite place!!! I could totally relate to so many of those points especially treasuring my union flag souvenirs and taking a ridiculous amount of photos of landmarks that I’ve seen 100 times!!
I think it’s my favourite post (so far)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’ve got 14/22!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But I know I’ve been in London because …It’s my most favourite city in the whole wide world!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I promised the city I would come back again and again and again and again…… !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(and I kept my promise)
Hahaha, I love this! To be honest, I haven’t been to the UK… I could, however, easily make a list just like this for NYC. Growing up less than an hour from the city, many of these seemed quite familiar…
Trade the underground for the subway, the Union Jack souvenir for an “I <3 NY" souvenir, Big Ben for good ol' Empy, and Harrods for Tiffany/Macy's/Saks…etc.
Love this whole post hahaha I should be sure to accomplish a couple of these things whenever I make it over that way!
Yes! Exactly! A friend of mine found Richard Madden from Game of Thrones and took a picture with him and I, of course, no one 😀
Definitely fell in love with the accents all over again and took a gazillion photos from the London Eye. But when I was there I only had two days so not nearly enough to get everything done you list! Have to to back some day (soon!).
This was brilliant! London is an amazing city. Even us Brits from elsewhere can get confused on the underground and no matter how many times you go, Camden is always exciting. I love the bit about getting tricked to going to a big chain restaurant! It happens everytime because there’s just so much choice!
This is an amazing list and all of it is so true! Although…I never went to Madam Tussaud’s but I did run into Orlando Bloom in Piccadilly once!