33 In Travels

Planning a Trip to London


Well the day started with a premature post going live on the blog as I had completely forgotten about it – I have planned for it to take the form of a vlog, so once I have a little more time on my hand, it will come your way in the right shape and form!

But it’s Friday and I’m excited! First, it’s the weekend, obvs! And two, well I’m getting internet at my new flat today! Yay! I can finally try to catch up on some blog reading – or at least try, since I have well over 550 posts to read at this point! (update: I forgot to post this post because I was reading, down to 376 now).

Another exciting news on this Friday? Well I am planning a trip to London. And I don’t mean a ‘I’ll be running through London on my way somewhere’ no I mean a real ‘I will be staying a few days and really enjoying the city’ trip!

I have been to London before – obviously! I’ve been 6 times already – but 5 of those times I was actually on my way somewhere else!

The first time I was barely in London 24h as I was on my way to holidays in Spain.

london 1

london under the haze of a summers day

The second time I was on my way to South Africa; I did enjoy myself a bit more this time around though, staying in London 3 days (however spending one visiting my academic dad in Oxford). I spent one of those days walking around for about 5 hours and it was the height of my London experience.

colin london

look how excited colin #travellingminion was!

The third time was upon my arrival from South Africa and again stayed in London for about 24h (and sleeping most of that time).

london 3

i don’t know why i’m so terrible at selfies

The fourth time, I was on my way back to Canada and only slept one night in London – was however able to catch dinner with my academic dad who came down from Oxford during finals to say goodbye to his daughter 😉

The fifth time was recently, in October as you might remember. My glorious return to the UK! Again only stayed about 24h in the city before training up to Scotland.


october 1st in london

Finally, the sixth time was in December when I quickly visited a friend, again for about day before coming back up to spend Christmas with the Brit and his family.

christmas london

festive london

As you can tell, while I always wanted to see London, it’s never really been my destination. I’m always heading somewhere, in a rush and kind of aimlessly walking around the city without a commitment to it.

Well this time around I want it to be different! I want to plan things, I want to visit things and have a purpose! London you shall be mine and I shall be yours for a few days in March!

I was invited to a cocktail party at Canada House on the Thursday night. For the Friday I am planning on spending most of my day at the Harry Potter studios! #Exciting! I already have a meet up planned with fellow blogger Marcella from WhatAWonderfulWorld.

But now I’m reaching out to you, wonderful people and readers whom I know live in London – I need a few suggestions, things that are really worth it and will make me see that wonderful facet of London!

Any tip / advice / wisdom you would like to share with me? xx


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