Hello my dear readers and welcome back to London! In the last post I talked about the different bookshops I visited, o in this post I decided to talk about some of the different attractions, shopping areas and touristy spots I visited.
1. Harrods in Knightsbridge
So Harrods is basically a very famous and very BIG department store in Central London. It is one of my favorite stores, mostly because they have such a variety of items to choose from and they have everything you could imagine from chocolate, to clothes, to perfumes and makeup, to books and stationary, to a bakery, etc. You can practically find anything at Harrods and if you are a shopaholic like myself, you will certainly enjoy your time at Harrods.
2. The Phantom of the Opera
OH. MY.GOD. This was the best musical I have ever seen, I mean I am obsessed with anything relating to the Phantom. I bought the books, I downloaded the soundtrack, and I’m even planning to buy the musical on iTunes. I am OBSESSED! I saw this at Her Majesty’s Theater and I was just blown away by everything; the story, the music, the acting, it was just amazing. I would definitely recommend seeing a musical or play in London but I highly recommend see ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, it’s worth every pound.
3. The National Portrait Gallery
My mum and I accidently found this gallery one day while walking around. A little fun fact; most galleries are free in London. So if you are an art enthusiast I would highly recommend visiting this gallery as it is filled with a variety of beautiful pieces that I think anyone can enjoy. Plus, their bookshop is superb, just saying 😉
4. The Cambden Lock Market
This just like a nice little shopping area in Cambden. It’s a good place to go if you’re looking for little knick knacks or micallaneous trinkets.
5. The Wallace Collection
This is one of the most beautiful collections of art I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. The gallery is set up in an old castle of sorts and it features art from different time periods, gathered and collected from different parts of the world. It is beautiful and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to travel to London. Down below is a mosaic of some of the pictures I took of the collection
So Selfridges is basically a smaller, watered down version of Harrods. I personally liked Harrods better because while Selfridges has a variety of brands and such, it’s crazy expensive and isn’t as vast as Harrods. It’s not the best place to shop if you’re looking for a lot of variety and relatively good prices.
#7 The Sherlock Holmes Museum
This was probably my favorite attraction out of everything, aside from the musical. I love the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Sherlock Holmes Museum was basically set up to look like John and Sherlock’s apartment on 221B Baker Street. It was AMAZING nd if you are a fan like myself then I would highly recommend that you pay it a visit. Down below is another mosaic of the photos I took when I visited.
#8 Covet Garden
This is a really nice little shopping area with plenty of cute little shops and stalls and it has an overall antique feel to it that I really enjoyed. It was a definitely a better shopping center than Oxford Street and I really enjoyed my time there.
Well that’s all I have for you. I really hope you enjoyed this post because it took me a long frick’n time to do it. And also this is the last part of the London trip since I decided against doing three posts. Well anyhow, I hope you enjoyed this and as always, happy reading!
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