It has only been two weeks since I got back from my spring break trip and I cannot help but think that I left part of myself in London. I was only there for three days and yet the moment I got there I felt like I could stay forever. From the tube stop names (“Elephant and Castle” is my favorite) and the architecture to the street style and history, London instantly became my new favorite city.
It’s been a while since a new city really amazed me and London is a place where I feel definite FOMO – the energy, good vibes and amazing sights were inspiring and I hope to be back (very) soon. I’m not sure if London loved me just as much, but this is a relationship I am willing to work on. I didn’t make the best impression when I continuously walked on the wrong (which is the right) side of streets/tube stations/stairs and took way too long to count pence when paying but after a few tries, I got the hang of things.
I especially appreciated the fashion of the city – which I attempted to predict prior to my trip – because of its wearability, comfort and refined style. The go-to outfit sported in every neighborhood by men and women was a pair of skinnies (denim or leather), cotton tee or classic button down, oversized tweed coat and sneakers. I saw the sickest sneakers in London from Nike to Vans to New Balance and it made me want to add some more to my closet.
My mom was the perfect travel companion because she has been to London dozens of times as a teenager with her family so we had places to revisit and new spots to explore together. We crossed off every touristy hot spot and memory lane places on our list and then some. Here are a few of my favorite shots of the weekend:
Classic telephone booth picture
Buckingham Palace, changing of the guards
Breakfast at the Tate Modern with a view of St. Paul’s Cathedral
Inside the Tate Modern
See more from my trip on my Instagram: @zoegillespie