Last week I went to London with my family. We had such a great time!
We visited London because my blog was shortlisted for Best Interior Lifestyle Blog International and we went to the award night of the Amara Interior Blog Awards. Read more about the evening in my previous post.
We found a really lovely Airbnb in Maida Vale. It was situated in one of the lodges around the corner of Clifton Road. It was very easy to travel around the city with a bus stop in front of the apartment and the underground station Warwick Road at the end of Clifton road.
The first day we arrived, we went downtown, walked near the Thames and the London Eye, the Big Ben and House of Parlement. Unfortunately the Big Ben is being repaired and was totally covered. It was cold and we had a warm whiskey at one of the stands and sat by the fire. We went back to the apartment and had a good night sleep after all the traveling we did and the impressions of the city.
Near our Airbnb
There were a lot of nice little shops, bars and restaurants near our Airbnb. We enjoyed coffee and lunch at Baker & Spice.
Coffee at Baker & Spice.
Hanging flower baskets everywhere.
Absolutely Flowers & Home, loved this shop, I wish I could have brought some of these plants and flowers home!
Autumn vibes at Clifton Greens on Clifton Road.
Colours of London
I love the coloured doors and houses in London.
Green door in a street near our Airbnb.
The next day we went to Notting Hill and Portobello Road, we were very lucky the weather was great and sunny all the days we were in London. We enjoyed walking around, the shops and having a coffee on the terrace of The Distillery. We went to the famous Notting Hill bookshop and bought a book about Wabi Sabi, Japanese wisdom for a perfectly imperfect life from Beth Kempton.
Love this red leaved tree with the classic car in front of it.
More colours in Notting Hill
The beautiful shop front from Biscuiteers, they sell hand iced biscuits and cakes.
I want them all, they look so beautiful and delicious!
If we could have stayed longer we would have loved to watch a movie in this Theatre.
In the evening we went to the award night of the Amara Interior Blog Awards, read all about it here.
The next day we went to the Natural History Museum and later in the afternoon we also visited Harrods. The amount of luxury things they have is always overwhelming. It was very busy, our feet were hurting from walking so we had a cup of tea in the cafe. I had to take a picture of these beautiful flowers from Neill Strain Floral Couture.
After one more night in London we had to go back home, still so much to see and do, can't wait to go back, until next time!