London visit

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London visit, Inspire & Create
Last week I went to London with my family.  We had such a great time!

We visited London because my blog was shortlisted for Best Interior Lifestyle Blog International and we went to the award night of the Amara Interior Blog Awards. Read more about the evening in my previous post.

We found a really lovely Airbnb in Maida Vale. It was situated in one of the lodges around the corner of Clifton Road. It was very easy to travel around the city with a bus stop in front of the apartment and the underground station Warwick Road at the end of Clifton road.

The first day we arrived, we went downtown, walked near the Thames and the London Eye, the Big Ben and House of Parlement. Unfortunately the Big Ben is being repaired and was totally covered. It was cold and we had a warm whiskey at one of the stands and sat by the fire.  We went back to the apartment and had a good night sleep after all the traveling we did and the impressions of the city.

Near our Airbnb

There were a lot of nice little shops, bars and restaurants near our Airbnb. We enjoyed coffee and lunch at Baker & Spice.

London visit, Baker & Spice

London visit, Baker & Spice
Coffee at Baker & Spice.


Hanging flower baskets everywhere.

London visit, Absolutely Flowers & Home
Absolutely Flowers & Home, loved this shop, I wish I could have brought some of these plants and flowers home!

London visit, Absolutely Flowers & Home

London visit, Clifton Greens
Autumn vibes at Clifton Greens on Clifton Road.

Colours of London

London visit, Inspire & Create
I love the coloured doors and houses in London.

London visit, Inspire & Create
Green door in a street near our Airbnb.

Notting Hill

London visit, Notting Hill
The next day we went to Notting Hill and Portobello Road, we were very lucky the weather was great and sunny all the days we were in London. We enjoyed walking around, the shops and having a coffee on the terrace of The Distillery. We went to the famous Notting Hill bookshop and bought a book about Wabi Sabi, Japanese wisdom for a perfectly imperfect life from Beth Kempton.

London visit, Notting Hill
Dream Houses.

London visit, Notting Hill
Love this red leaved tree with the classic car in front of it.

London visit, Biscuiteers
More colours in Notting Hill

London visit, Biscuiteers
Pastel houses.

London visit, Biscuiteers
The beautiful shop front from Biscuiteers, they sell hand iced biscuits and cakes.

London visit, Biscuiteers

London visit, Biscuiteers
I want them all, they look so beautiful and delicious!

London visit, Biscuiteers

London visit, Electric Cinema
If we could have stayed longer we would have loved to watch a movie in this Theatre.

In the evening we went to the award night of the Amara Interior Blog Awards, read all about it here.

London visit, Harrods
The next day we went to the Natural History Museum and later in the afternoon we also visited Harrods. The amount of luxury things they have is always overwhelming. It was very busy, our feet were hurting from walking so we had a cup of tea in the cafe. I had to take a picture of these beautiful flowers from Neill Strain Floral Couture.

After one more night in London we had to go back home, still so much to see and do, can’t wait to go back, until next time!

 

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  • Sara

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    I can imagine the fun it is to explore a different place ! To see and not be seen ! To immerse in the crowd as one and still experience it as an other !! I loved my four day of stay in London almost five years ago ( January 2014) when I accompanied my daughter to her study abroad and stayed at a little hotel close to where you stayed !! The pictures are fabulous ! Thanks for sharing 🧡

    • Helga

      Thank you so much Sara. How great you stayed in London when your daughter studied there! That must have been a very special time for both of you. 🙂

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