4.21.2011

London Calling

With all the hype surrounding next Friday's royal nuptials, I've been thinking a lot about London. London is the first European city I visited back in 2000 when my mom took me and my brother on a school vacation trip with our best family friends.  Sadly I don't have any of those pics to share because we didn't have a digital camera! Side note: isn't that amazing? SO much has changed technologically in 11 years... 

It's no surprise London is one of my favorite cities, as I have always been fascinated with the royal dynasty (esp the Tudors) and the history. It makes Boston's cobbled streets seem "brand new".  I would live there in  a second- though if Top Shop ever comes to Boston...perhaps not ;)

When I was abroad in 2006, during spring break, I went back for a quick 48 hours on layover to Tenerife.  In honor of William and Kate, here are some snapshots:
very important!
this means the Queen was in!
Does anyone else always think "you are Westminster crabby" from Friends when thinking of Westminster Abbey?

If you ever go to London, you must go to The Orangery for tea and scones. One of my top 10 fave meals, ever. 
Have you ever been to London?

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24 comments:

  1. I LOVE my hometown but I also LOVE yours....Boston is like my second home and I would move their in a second. We have two massive bank holiday weekends on the horizon now...we have tomorrow off because it's good friday, monday off because it's easter monday, next friday off for the wedding and the following monday off because it's may bank holiday. I will enjoy the London sunshine (for once) for you! xx

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  2. aaaw cute post Jaime, there big royal wedding craze around here!

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  3. Fun Fun Fun! I'm living vicariously through this post...

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  4. Love it! I lived in London for 6 months! Best time of my life! I love going back to visit!

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  5. Your photos are gorgeous...all the colors! I was just there on Sunday and the wedding hype is EVERYWHERE. To visit my friend's house we were in two train stations (coming from Paris) and then Monday in the airport...and they were selling things like crazy. Even high end like Wedgewood teapots with their pictures and wedding date.

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  6. My husband and I spent 3 days in London last September. We really enjoyed it, even though the weather wasn't the best. It's kinda neat to know that we've been in such a historic place like Westminster Abbey.

    MIND THE GAP! :)

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  7. Been to Europe quite a few times, but never to the UK... one day maybe!

    K.

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  8. So gorgeous! I would love to go to London.

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  9. Aww London! I miss it too and have been thinking about going back. I LOVED the Underground and visiting Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.

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  10. I've never been to London. I must go at some point! Thanks for sharing all your pics :)

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  11. Only on a layover, but I'd like to go back someday. Those scones look so yummy!

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  12. Never been to London but have always wanted to and I hope I make it there before I die. I think I would LOVE it.

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  13. Been wanting to go to London for quite some time now! And definitely looking forward to watching the Royal Wedding!

    Happy Weekend!

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  14. YES, on a 9 hour layover on the way home from Greece. I loved it and want to go back!! Oh and in my facebook album I totally quoted Wesminster Crabby from Friends, LOVE that episode.

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  15. I love London. One of my all time favorite cities! I'm not so into the royal wedding but I'm obsessed with the Tudor dynasty.

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  16. how fun! i would love to go london one day. it's on my travel to-do list.

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  17. I've never been to London yet but I want to ! Your pics are pretty :-) Love the pic in the phone boot ! Ciao from Italy xoxox

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  18. I adore London and dream of returning. My hubs thinks I am a riot because I always say I miss it. Having only been there once perhaps it's a stretch.
    Great pics and what a great mom to have taken you.

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  19. Never been but always want to go, so, so much! My brother in law is British and is actually flying there tomorrow. He said that right now it's sunny there and everyone is basically in party mode with easter and the wedding and ahh, sounds so fun. And your "Friends" question- yes and YES. Always.

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  20. You're making me miss London...oh to be there next week!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  21. Blonde!! I would have never pictured you with blonde hair, but it looks great on you. I love London- I've been twice (my sister lives there) and the amount of culture and history crammed into the city is amazing.

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  22. great photos jaime!!!
    i have never been to London (or Europe) but I would love to go. it seems like such a classy city. almost like Boston's european counterpart.

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  23. I have always wanted to go, but haven't yet. I do have my passport so I'm thinking...soon hopefully? :)

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  24. My husband lived abroad there in college, so it never makes our travel list. I would love to visit though and can't wait to get up bright and early to watch the wedding!

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