First Day In London

Our first day in London was closer to a half day. We left Liverpool after breakfast and drove back to Heathrow Airport to drop off the rental car. From there we took the Tube, the Piccadilly Line, to Earl's Court where our hotel was (more on the hotel in tomorrows post!). After checking in  we dropped off our bags and headed out to try and see as much of our new neighbourhood as we could before the sun went down. 

We stayed in Kensington and even though I was very (very, very) tired, I wanted to see as much as possible. I had just spent the last few months Instagram stalking accounts like @Prettycitylondon and @Prettylittlelondon and couldn't wait to see all the pretty homes and flowers Kensington and Chelsea had to offer.   

Cologne & Cotton - I'm obsessed with their bedding and their store! 

I really was hoping the owner of this car would come and move but no such luck #Instagrammerproblems. How incredible is this wisteria?!?! 

More wisteria but what really caught my eye is the lion's head door knocker. I've been debating if I should get one for our house. 

After a cuppa tea, or a few who's counting, I was feeling feel of energy. We happened upon a post box and I just had to snap a photo to send to my mom (she's a postie)

We started getting hungry and figured eating at a traditional English pub on our first night would be a good idea. I guess everyone else had that same idea because they were all jam packed! We tried the Churchill Arms and about four other places before we gave up. 

It all worked out because we ended up at this great, authentic Mexican restaurant, Lupita. Yes, it's a little weird to fly all the way to London for Mexican food but it tasted just like the restaurants in Playa Del Carmen.  

After all that walking, and all the Mexican food and margaritas, we were ready to call it a night. We passed a few more beautiful shops on our way back to the hotel, feeling very thankful we decided to stay in this lovely area of London. 

After a quick stop at Tesco for some Jaffa cakes, we settled in for an early night. I wrote a quick note to my mom on this cute card I bought at Stonehenge and then drifted off to sleep looking forward to another day in London.