Now things are starting to get blurry when it comes to London! That’s what happens when you’re on the go every day. Thursday we met up in the morning with my friend Lottie who took us to Choccywoccydoodah for some wonderful cake! Guys, this cake was to die for. If you find yourself in the area, make sure you check it out. You can thank me later.
I mean, look at this! It was beyond rich and dreamy. It was hard to pick which cake to chow down on, they all sounded fantastic and left me drooling. After cake we did a little bit of shopping where I picked up some goodies for the nephews. Our time with Lottie was limited because that evening we had a London Eye tour booked. We said our goodbyes and then we got ready for the tour. It was part of the package that Mel and I booked for the Ravens game. We headed down to the hotel lobby around 4PM (I think) and then our bus took us over to the Eye. Now, all week the weather had been perfect! Of course when it was time do for a tour that’s best done in amazing and sunny weather, Mother Nature had other ideas. It was a bit rainy and overcast during our 30 minute adventure aboard The Eye but it was still an outstanding view. I know it’s touristy, but it really was a good time. If you have the time in your schedule I recommend checking it out. I actually want to go back and do a night tour. The city is beyond beautiful at night, which you’ll see in another post!
Our tour guide was very entertaining and I was really surprised by how much room the pods had! I didn’t feel squished at all and everyone I think had plenty of space to move around and check out the different views. The 30 minutes seemed to fly by and before we knew it, the ride was over. By this time I was starving (shocker), so once we got back to the hotel we made our way down the block to Rose & Crown. It was a pub we came across during one of our walks. I ordered the fish and chips because come on. It was delicious! The vibe of the place was really nice too. It was pretty packed but it didn’t feel crowded. The service was timely and it seemed like everyone was just having a nice night out. We called it an early night and headed back to the hotel.
Friday morning we got up early and headed off to see the Peter Pan Statue, The Princess Diana Fountain, and The Princess Diana Memorial Gardern (White Garden). It was a beautiful morning to spend in Hyde Park. People were walking their puppers, riding bikes, just enjoying the weather and scenery. It didn’t take us long to find what we were looking for. The nice thing was it wasn’t too crowded at our spots. Peter Pan was the first spot we came across, then it was a nice little walk down to the fountain. It was such a beautiful space. It was very calm and relaxing. I love how different the fountain is. When you hear the word “fountain” you expect something large, but this was all low to the ground and like a calm river. I really recommend checking it out if you can. It’s a great place to just relax and take in everything around you.
After a little break, we started walking towards Kensington Palace where The White Garden can be found. It’s very easy to find and it’s free. You don’t need to pay any fees to see it. It’s stunning! The amount of white flowers is really breathtaking. Again, another serene and relaxing area. I still can’t believe it’s been 20 years since her passing.
Here’s a video I took where you can see the entire area.
After exploring a bit, we hopped on a bus and made our way to a pub for a Ravens event. That’ll be in a different post though. I’m going to put all the football stuff together just to make it easier. I really recommend checking out Hyde Park if you find yourself in London. It’s such a beautiful and relaxing spot. Plus it’s great for dog spotting! I could have spent all day there just wandering around and checking it all out. I’m not sure how long the White Garden will be around, so I’d probably try to visit that sooner rather than later.