Westminster Abbey, Kensington Gardens, and Harrod

Hey!  I’ve had a great couple of days in London!  I’ve spent the past two days walking around the city and taking in some great sights.

On Monday, for example I visited Westminster Abbey with my sister and mom

Ok, so truth be told the only thing I knew about Westminster Abbey before visiting was Kate and William got hitched there.  I had no idea how much history this place held!  First, it is super old, like built in the 13th Century old; second, the most boss old people are buried there, such as:

  • This King named Edward Longshanks (he had legs for days…)
  • Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, and they’re buried right next to each other!
  • Laurence Olivier
  • W.H. Auden
  • Charles Dickens
  • Handel
  • Vaughn Williams
  • Sir Isaac Newton
  • Charles Darwin

Pretty cool, huh?

I met up with my best friend Marnie that night.  I had planned on taking pics of our night out on the town…but the only one I managed to get was of the British Museum because I accidentally stumbled across it while I was schlepping my sorry, hungover ass back home.

Once I was all presentable again, my Mom and I head out for a walk around London’s Kensington Gardens

just tryna be yo friend

I really wanted to go because of this statue…

…it’s Peter Pan!  After I played this role in the musical the summer after my senior year of high school, I decided to study acting, so Peter Pan holds a special place in my heart.

I have a soft spot for fancy-pants department stores, so we decided to stop in Harrod’s, which is close to the Gardens.  It was pretty cool, and I’m pretty sure the outlandish luxury turns a lot of people off, but I had a good time poking around for fun this afternoon.  Some favorite sights:

The Egyptian themed shopping areas

The ornate ceilings

The SPARKLY CUPCAKES (you can’t see the sparkles, but they were there)

The apples with shooting star imprints

The chocolates wrapped up like presents

The 6 foot tall teddy bears


It was quite the busy day, and now I’m relaxing back at the flat before we head out to a concert from the King’s College Choir.  Should be fun!


One response to “Westminster Abbey, Kensington Gardens, and Harrod

  1. Wow!!!

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