Blog posts from London
Euro Christmas Markets 2022: London food & drink

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: London food & drink

Wednesday At the suggestion of Leandra's cousin Courtney, we tried Coppa for dinner as it was an easy 15 minute walk from their flat.  I ordered the bucatini carbonara while Leandra went for the...

UK January 2020: London

UK January 2020: London

In mid-January I had a work trip to the UK which gave me some time to head into London. Leandra wasn't able to come on this trip, so I focused on theater shows and museums she was less likely to...

UK July 2018: where we stayed

UK July 2018: where we stayed

On the UK portion of our July trip we stayed in London and Wokingham. Ampersand Hotel - South Kensington Eric had stayed at the Ampersand once before and was happy to return for this trip. This...

London: food + drink

London: food + drink

Friday After my missed connection adventure it was nice to go out for some comfort food, so a trip back to Vicino for dinner was in order. We split the Sicilian Rosato special (a mix of sangiovese...

London: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

London: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Eric surprised me before the trip by finding tickets to the Harry Potter show, parts 1 + 2 for Saturday!  Part one runs from 2pm to 5pm and Part two runs from 7:30pm to 10:15pm so we made...

London: Trump protests, Hampsted Heath

London: Trump protests, Hampsted Heath

Since Leandra's arrival was delayed I had the afternoon in London by myself. By chance I was in town the same day as Trump, and protests were planned for several spots around London. Given the news...

London: getting there the long way

London: getting there the long way

The original plan to get to the UK for this trip was for both of us to fly IcelandAir through Reykjavik, Iceland onto London. However. Right after Eric bought my ticket, the price for the same...

Scotland 2018: long layover in London

Scotland 2018: long layover in London

Continuing the trend of nice weather on this trip, we were treated to a beautiful sunny day in London. We thought heading towards the Thames would be a good way to enjoy the weather, so we decided...

London: Lumiere + The Play that Goes Wrong

London: Lumiere + The Play that Goes Wrong

Upon arriving back in London for the afternoon, Google alerted Eric that the Lumiere Light Festival was starting that evening. My aunt had mentioned it previously but we assumed we would miss it....

London: Sunday Roast with Aunt Kim + Jules

London: Sunday Roast with Aunt Kim + Jules

We purposely left Sunday morning free to meet up with Kim and Jules, who proposed lunch at a pub on the Thames. To get out there we took the Tube to the Kew Garden station and met up at Tap on the...

Scotland 2017: layover in London

Scotland 2017: layover in London

What to do with a half day in London? How about enjoying art, beer, and a show? We started at one of our favorite museums, the National Gallery. Leandra hadn't seen Cagnacci's Repentant Magdalene (a...

Winter Weekend in London: Sunday

Winter Weekend in London: Sunday

For our last day in London we planned an itinerary that took us to four separate neighborhoods. First, we walked along Bayswater Road for the weekly Sunday Art Exhibition. Unfortunately, not many...

Winter Weekend in London: Saturday

Winter Weekend in London: Saturday

We were hoping to see another show on our trip and checking the usual discount ticket sites wasn't getting us the results we wanted for Saturday evening. The Gielgud Theatre offers £15 same day...

Winter Weekend in London: Friday

Winter Weekend in London: Friday

Friday was definitely a day of culture! First up was the famous Natural History Museum, with all manner of mineral, animals, and lots of other science. I spent a half day here a couple years back...

Winter Weekend in London: Overview and Thursday

Winter Weekend in London: Overview and Thursday

In November we found an outstanding deal for the direct flight from RDU to London, so we booked a long weekend trip for February. London is a favorite city to visit (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012...)...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Valencia, Spain (Mar)
Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)</br />Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)