Falling for London
Last summer was my first time in London and most definitely it won't be my last. I fell in love with the city that gave us Harry Potter, Bridget Jones and James Bond. The sights, the shopping and the people were amazing. Check out my guide to the city that has my heart.
Where to stay: The Rosewood
The Rosewood in London was truly amazing. Pulling up to the gates of the hotel made you feel as if you were staying at someone's private mansion. Besides being impeccably dressed, the staff at the Rosewood couldn't be nicer. The hotel looks as if it came out of a spread in Travel & Leisure. The rooms were equally as beautiful making it very hard for us to leave and go explore the city. Breakfasts at Holborn were a daily must. I can't wait to return to Rosewood.
Where to shop: Harrods (amazing shoe floor "shoe heaven" must check out), Harvey Nichols (the Barney's of London if you get hungry eat at Burger & Lobster), Liberty (amazing fabrics inside), Selfridges (every department store in the U.S.A combined).
How to travel: During the day we purchased an oyster card (metro card) unlimited for the week. The price changes but definitely worth it, since we hopped onto the metro every second. Even nicer is that you don't even need to take the card out, you can place your wallet onto the scanner or even your coat pocket (if the card is inside like my sister did). The oyster card also gave you access onto the buses. At night we took cabs and uber, The cabs are amazing in London because every driver has to know every street to pass the test. With their taxi drivers you don't even need to open maps on your phone.
Places to see: Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Tate Modern, Covent Garden, The Sky Garden, Tower of London, Notting Hill and every other inch of England you want to explore!
Where to eat: Berners Tavern at the London Edition, Chiltern Firehouse (celebrity sightings here). Gymkhana (first experience with Indian food and loved it), The Ivy (old school with a modern art twist).
What to pack: Although we went in August, we were freezing and did not pack accordingly. Easy items to pack and layer for London are: blazer, rain jacket & sweater. Best item we didn't pack was umbrella's because The Rosewood has literally the best silver umbrellas with yellow inside that complimented every outfit.
Planning your next trip to England....BRILLIANT!