Scones, tea, wellies, pints, Harry Potter and the tube. All things British and all things I love.
Having had the opportunity to go to London twice (once to study abroad and a second to kick off my European tour), I’ve come to love London. A lot. And there are a few things I wanted to share with you.
- British accents are a gift from God. They truly can make anything sound better.
- Afternoon tea is a real thing. And it’s better than you ever thought it could be. Example A:
- You will get lost on the tube. (That’s subway for all you Americans.) If you’re really lucky you’ll get lost with people you know and not alone like me.
- You won’t casually run into Harry Styles when he’s on a coffee run. Trust me, I’ve tried.
- Through no fault of your own, you will inevitably wind up frequenting a pub at least once a day – if you’re doing it right. Order a pint and some fish and chips.
- It will feel a bit touristy, but you should take a ride on the London Eye. It’s worth every pence. (And you thought I would say penny – psh.)
- And while you’re out embracing your inner tourist, don’t be afraid to whip out your map. And make sure rock that headset/lanyard radio set like a boss. Because guess who isn’t ashamed of their tour guide?! Your damn straight – it’s you.
- GO TO THE HARRY POTTER STUDIO. Even if you’re not a huge Harry Potter fan, it’s amazing to see the place that brought those books to life and all of the work that went in behind the scenes. Plus, you get to sit sidecar in Hagrid’s motorcycle while drinking Butterbeer.
- Eat the beans at breakfast. Trust me.
- Make sure you take pictures of everything. You’ll want to remember every minute.