With my cousin Katie in town for a visit, I got the chance to play tourist on a warm winters day in London. After living in London for over 8 years I sometimes forget how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place. It is so rare that I take the time to explore central London and all it has to offer. Exploring with Katie totally reminded me what a an amazing place London really is.
We started the day with a trip to Pimlico to see one of my favourite galleries, Tate Britain. On the weekend, galleries in London can get really busy full of families and tourists, but somehow Tate Britain never gets the same attention which makes exploring the gallery much more enjoyable. Plus the collection is outstanding, being the home to British art. The gallery is filled with both modern and classical art – this place has a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy.
After we were fully galleried out, we walked along to Westminster to get a view of the Houses of Parliament and of course Big Ben.
Next stop was a walk up to the Horse Guards, which is home to the Household Cavalry. Visitors can view the horses in the 18th-century working stables through a glazed partition- something Katie and I were both keen on being avid horsewomen!
We continued to wander around St James Park, getting a bit silly along the way!
When in London!
We marched up through the city and made our way to my favourite store in London, Liberty. Even if you are not a shopper, this place will amaze! The building is absolutely beautiful and full of history.
After quite a bit of window shopping we ended the day and rested our feet with some tea and macron at Sketch.
A very theatrical space fun place and one of the most over the top places in London. You feel like Alice in Wonderland and you have just fallen down the rabbit hole. Each room is beautifully designed and is an experience on it’s own so make sure you have a wander to get the full experience!
Filled up on sugar we headed home. What a lovely day!