Sorry I didn’t write a post yesterday! I basically fell asleep as soon as I got back, but I got a good night’s rest so I had a great day today! Anyway to recap yesterday:
We headed off to the Globe Theatre, and it’s actually pretty awesome! They built it as close to the old design as they could, with all historical accuracies (building material, style, and such) and they even hold plays in it! Such a beautiful place. I really want to come back to London and see a play in there at least once! The guy who was our guide was an actor and was pretty funny. Made the experience even better. Ahhhhh I srsly loved that place. Super interesting. I really recommend it!! :D
After that, we headed off to the London Bridge Experience, which was really fun too, kind of playing off a bit of a haunted house vibe, but I really wish I could’ve gone through the whole thing (my mom doesn’t like scary things, so we had to leave when they finished the historical part and were going to the scary part). But I really like how they make history fun in England. It’s all very interactive and in-character. Definitely makes it all the more interesting/funny! :]
Then, we headed over to London Tower and saw the crown jewels! This was towards the end of the day, and we sorta tired out early so after walking around a bit and wowing at the jewels worth more than our lives, and headed back.
Had dinner at a pub, great light dinner and had Pimm’s with cranberry juice! Took a picture and it was super good (though I’m not sure I’d like it without the juice.)
Anyway, gonna upload some pics from Day 3, and then write another post for today!
Today we headed off to Kensington Palace/Gardens. Warmer day than usual in London, so I was a bit unprepared wearing my jeans. Not very warm, in comparison to back home, but really, ever since June Gloom happened, my body’s been outta wack and I can’t handle the warmer temps… :[
The gardens were really beautiful, flowers all in bloom, very peaceful and quaint. Inside the palace was a really interesting art exhibit. It featured 7 princesses who had lived there and made differently-themed rooms based on their lives and history. It was really really beautiful and interesting. Sort of a modern-sculpture exhibit, but I learned a lot of cool history. They had poems in each room that were a mix of emotions with history and…I really liked em. Ahhhh I wish I could explain more, and I did manage to take a few pictures before they noticed, so I’ll put one or two up so you’ll know what I’m talking about. It was called “The Enchanted Palace”, so look it up if you can!!
Then, we visited the Diana Memorial Fountain. Its funny because they say to enjoy it and dip your feet it, but over the years its practically a mini play-pool for all the kids and anyone who wants to go in. Pictures of that to come.
We started getting hungry, so per my mom’s suggestion we set out to find a place to enjoy some tea-time.
And. Oh. My. God. Did we have tea time.
We had tea in Harrods of all places, and OMG IT WAS SO FANCY. FANCY WITH A CAPITAL F. SO FREAKING FANCY. (Pictures to show, DEF!) We had tiered plates brought out with all sorts of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream/jam/rose petal jelly, and nice yummy desserts. Oh, and of course tea! I had myself a nice Jasmine tea, and some Rosé champagne, because I needed to. I NEEDED TO.
Ended today deliciously, and I’m STILL full. Might head to a pub in a bit to have an end-of-the-day beer if I wanna, but I can still feel the food. Omg. Kind of expensive, but how often do you go to Harrods? Gotta live fancy.
Okay enough of me spouting fanciness. Did I mention a lady started singing opera in the Egyptian escalator hall? My god, Harrods, THERE IS NEVER A “TOO FANCY” FOR YOU.
An example of the art pieces in “The Enchanted Palace” exhibit at Kensington Palace, about the princesses who resided there. Very intriguing and beautiful. Wish I could’ve taken more pictures!!
High tea at Harrods.
I have never eaten such a fancy tiny meal. But oh my god it was delicious. Tiny sandwiches, fluffy scones, tiny fruit and chocolate desserts, delicious tea and rosé champagne.
England I love you. <3 <3 <3