Tim and I spent two glorious weeks in Great Britain! We explored London and then relaxed for a long weekend in the Lake District.
We braved the Portobello Road flea markets and must have stumbled upon at least 20 amazing, incredible, phenomenal vintage shops throughout the city. London is a vintage shopper's dream. I picked up a few things but some day I must go back with an empty suitcase.
We roamed the city and braved the crowds near Trafalgar Square on NYE. See the mass behind us in the photo? That is thousands upon thousands of people. Apparently, we weren't the only geniuses who thought London would be empty during the dreary winter. It made for an electric atmosphere.
We spent many afternoons in the gloriously free museums of London. We visited the Tate Modern, the Victoria & Albert, the Museum of London, the Wellcome Center, and the British Museum. The Victoria & Albert, known for it's decorative history collection, was our favorite.
We visited Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the houses of Parliament and even rode the London Eye! One of the highlights of the trip was visiting the Tower of London (where Anne Boleyn was beheaded and the crown jewels are on display). Taking a Yeoman Warder tour was the icing on the cake.
We met up for lunch with some friends who happened to be in town. We saw three amazing West End shows (Stomp, Wicked, and Singin' in the Rain). We did some adventurous eating, some truly fine dining, and everything in between. We roamed the city and explored as much as we could. And then, when we were tired of urban life, we hopped on a train and headed to the Lake District.