Things I’ve learned while in London: chips (french fries) can be eaten at every meal, people feed the birds, bars are pubs and many claim to be the oldest, and there is an art form to walking. As we were walking to The Grenadier (the cutest tucked away pub in the world) last night, Mary said to me, “I’m going to teach you the art of strolling.” That’s probably the nicest way anyone has ever commented on my fast-paced walk before and because she said it in such a nice way I immediately slowed down. Mary went on to explain that slower strides let you take in the surroundings, how even if you’re going down a familiar street there is always something new to see, and that sometimes it’s worth it to take our time. Just one of many reasons why I am loving traveling with this girl…she’s got me strolling.
Yesterday was packed from beginning to end. We lunched around Hyde Park, picked up colorful macarons which we taste tested with hot chocolate while sitting and people watching in Hyde Park, then hit up Buckingham Palace (saw the “Changing of the Guards” – such unplanned luck!), Westminster Abbey, House of Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye. So surreal to see all these places in person…each one is more gorgeous than the next. After the long day, our night started at Grenadier pub where we had a delicious London-esque dinner of bangers and mash (so good). A tube ride to SoHo for dessert from Princi and drinks at the adorable Jackson + Rye and we were ready to call it a night.
Images taken by MBM and Mary Summers for A Piece of Toast
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