The end of my spring break was Easter weekend so I hopped on over to Liverpool to stay with some family for the holiday. On my way out of the country, I stayed a night in London and explored the city a little bit before catching my flight that night.
I only had a little while to see as much as I could but didn’t want to feel like I was running around and exhausted. Lucky for me the path google maps gave me to get to Big Ben went straight through all the spots I wanted to hit while I was in London.
I spend a lot of time in Hyde Park which I’m now totally in love with it! It was a little bit of a rainy day but it wasn’t too bad, except when I tried sitting down on a bench and got my butt all wet.
The park is way bigger than I thought and had so many awesome little spots in it. I spent a good hour just sitting and watching the swans swimming around in the Round Pond and explored all the little gardens around the Park. There were so many flowers blooming it was amazing! The trees all started blossoming and fields and fields of daffodils.
Buckingham Palace was at the end of the path I was taking through the park. Honestly, I wasn’t too into it honestly. I stopped by though and looked around a bit. It was so crowded it didn’t really seem worth it to stick around too long. Big Ben was a similar situation because it was COVERED in scaffolding because it to get cleaned. Honestly, I found it funnier than anything else, made me crack a smile, I know I’ll be back someday and I’ll see it then.
I had a friend who’s studying in London so I grabbed a quick lunch with him and then headed over to the National Gallery. I got to see some really amazing pieces and spent the rest of my day there just wondering around.
Overall I enjoyed my little amount of time in London and cannot wait to get back soon!!