London In 48 Hours

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During my time in Paris, I took a short 2 day trip to London to visit one of my best friends. I went to fashion school in London in 2014, and hadn’t been back since my graduation, so the trip seemed long overdue. I was hit by wave after wave of nostalgia as I roamed the familiar streets, and kept wondering why it took me so long to return to a city I love so much. It seemed that London, too, was pleased to have me back because it gave me 2 rain-free days! I made the most of my time, walking for hours each day, and stopping to eat way too much food.

Where to eat: Dominique Ansel for crounts, brownies, and the most decadent cookies you can imagine. Granger & Co. for the creamiest scrambled eggs. Flat White for, you guessed it, flat whites and a delicious brunch. Farm Girl for acai bowls and game-changing rose lattes. Le Bab for cheap and delicious kebabs and fondue fries (yes, that’s a thing), and Pinterest-worthy decor. Aubaine at Selfridges for dessert. Bread Ahead in the Borough Market for the best damn doughnuts you’ll ever eat.

What to do: Although I’ve done all the tours London has to offer, I couldn’t resist walking around the Buckingham Palace area and just marvel at its glory. I did this after getting cronuts from Dominique Ansel, because you know, exercise. During this trip, I fell in love with Nottinghill with all its colourful houses, charming little cafes and shops. This trip also marked my first visit to the Borough Market, somewhere you must visit while in London. Walk from Oxford Circus to Soho to Covent Garden, hitting up all the cafes along the way. There’s so much to do in London that it’s hard to sum it up in a short list, but what I recommend most is to explore as much as you can by foot. I always feel like I’ve been transported into a novel every time I’m in the city.

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  1. November 6, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    Loving all of your pics, lady! So good!

  2. November 6, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    This is making me miss London so much!!!

  3. November 6, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    London is definitely one my fav cities, every time I go there I discover something new which leave me speechless! I love the pictures you’ve taken, they perfectly reflect the essence of the city!

    Love,

    Lucrezia ♥ (http://www.lucreziacandelori.com)

  4. November 6, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I miss that place. It has so much character!

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  5. November 7, 2016 / 1:44 am

    I think it’s so easy to get from Paris to London. What a colorful and delicious have been your time in London. You have to come some day to Ireland and not just Dublin. Come to South East of Ireland
    xoxo
    Ramona

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

  6. Harija
    November 7, 2016 / 2:45 am

    Great post and love the beautiful photos of London
    Thanks for the lovely comments on my recent outfit post, I deeply appreciate it!!
    MyLyfeMyStory

  7. November 7, 2016 / 3:13 am

    Wow. Beautiful photos! The food looks divine, Yum!
    Xx,Raysa

  8. November 7, 2016 / 11:07 am

    Love this London post! Your photos are incredible! Which fashion school did you study at? X

    Pose & Repeat

  9. November 7, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Steven and I are going to London and Paris next year so I am bookmarking this post! London (and the food) look just as gorgeous as I picture!

    http://www.rosyoutlookblog.com

  10. Amy Arnold
    November 7, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    If I ever get to go, I am totally coming back to this post. Everything looks AMAZING!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. November 7, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    Wow amaxing pictures! I love all the coloured houses and can’t wait to visit London someday. You need to take me with you for your next vacation girl! I’ve been so jealous!

    Bisous darling!

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  12. November 7, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    Such beautiful pictures! I can’t believe you saw that all in 48 hours, amazing girl. I want to visit London and Paris so bad, hopefully I will do it soon. Thanks for sharing with us.

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

  13. November 7, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    Amazing post and photos my dear Siffat! I am visiting London for the first time in February, so your tips and suggestions will definitely come in handy!
    Thanks for sharing and have an amazing week!
    xoxo
    Stella
    http://www.stellaasteria.com

  14. November 7, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    I love London! I spotted Farm Girl Café which is the prettiest coffee shop I’ve ever seen! Hope you had a great time in London!

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  15. November 7, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    I miss London so much! I am going to take this guide with me the next time I go back. Thanks for sharing. Xo, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

  16. November 7, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    I am loving these beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing! xo

    Cathclaire | The Crystal Press

  17. November 8, 2016 / 12:44 am

    So lovely! Gorgeous photos! 🙂

  18. November 8, 2016 / 5:06 am

    London looks so gorgeous and I love all the beautiful architecture! Everything is just so charming and you captured that well through your photos!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

  19. November 8, 2016 / 6:59 am

    Hey hon, hope you’ve had a good start to the week. I lived in London for over 10 years and though I don’t miss it, I do have very fond memories- especially of my Notting Hill prowls, I got so much fab vintage, befriended some of the creatives who sold their stuff, the streets were always packed with flats with punchy colours like the ones above, the food, omg- it was such a melting pot of cultures…I also miss Topshop on Oxford Circus, I could get lost in there. Your pics are fab as usual. ( :

  20. November 8, 2016 / 7:26 am

    London looks amazing! Hope I can visit one day! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  21. November 8, 2016 / 11:13 am

    I love Central London so much, it’s one of my fave places to be in the winter. It seems like you had such amazing time and I love that you managed to get to the best parts, the liberty building is pretty stunning! Have a lovely week 🙂

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

  22. November 8, 2016 / 11:31 am

    So many beautiful pics, dear.
    I haven’t been to London for a while now, but in 2017 i really want to fly one of my favorite european cities.
    Have a wonderful week.
    lefashionaire.com

  23. November 8, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    London is my favourite city in Europe! So glad that I lived there for several years!

    LUXESSED

  24. November 9, 2016 / 7:13 am

    I’m going Spring of next year so I’m book marking this! Thanks for sharing!

  25. November 9, 2016 / 8:24 am

    Beautiful photos! I visited London for a few days a few years ago and the weather was so bad – great that it was nice for you, you managed to fit a lot in 🙂

    Hope you’re having a wonderful week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  26. November 9, 2016 / 11:00 am

    These photos are so beautiful, I’ve only ever been to oxford street in London, I’d love to see more of the city 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  27. November 9, 2016 / 11:46 am

    London is one of my favourite cities and whenever I go there, I make sure to visit Buckingham Palace area as well. These photos are amazing, I hope you had a great time there!

    Ela BellaWorld