What to do with 48 hours in London

We bought flights to London for less than what we would pay for two beers in Norway. I had a list of things in my head that I wanted to see, do, and eat, but not everything can be done in so little time. Number one on the list was buy a Burberry coat. Needless to say, that didn’t happen.

Day one:

When we got off the train we went straight to Leadenhall Market to look around. I had never been to London, and felt like everywhere I looked I said “wow that’s pretty.”

Leadenhall Market
Leadenhall Market

We walked down the river on our way to the Aribnb past the Tower Bridge and looked at the Tower of London. We dropped our stuff off and wandered through this magical walking street with lights everywhere above it.

I have a love for all middle eastern food, and the first place we went to eat was Hummus Bros for falafel salad. This place did not disappoint.

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace

The rest of the afternoon was spent wandering around- Piccadilly, Oxford Circus, and Saville Row so Rob could drool over all of the expensive suits. We saw Buckingham Palace too, of course. I can’t even begin to explain how angry I am that Big Ben was completely under construction. You couldn’t see it at all.

Piccadilly
Piccadilly

Next was the National Gallery so I could see the Sunflower painting by Van Gogh.

van gogh
Sunflowers

We attempted to go on a walking Jack the Ripper tour, but it started pouring rain and we had no umbrella, so we escaped and went to get Indian food at the Lahore Kebab House instead. It also did not disappoint..

Day two:

We woke up pretty early on our second day and grabbed a bagel from Brick Lane Beigel Bake.

Paddington Bear
Little known fact- Rob was a huge Paddington Bear fan when he was a little guy

We spent a lot of time wandering around on the other side of the river this day. We saw the Harry Potter bridge, the Shakespeare Globe, and just walked around looking at all the pretty churches and buildings.

Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Shakespeare Globe
Shakespeare Globe

After that we went to the Burberry Outlet, and I left empty handed. Sad.

We had Fish and chips for lunch for, and then went to the Primrose Bakery for a cupcake.

We went to the Covent Garden where I yet again went into Burberry, and came out empty handed.

Covent Garden
Covent Garden
covent garden
Covent Garden

The next three hours were spent in the Imperial War Museum. If you go here, go to the top exhibit first, and make your way down. The Holocaust exhibit is at the top, so we ended up there last and left really sad.

Harrod’s was next, where we looked at things that we could never afford even if we didn’t buy anything else for the rest of our lives.

harrods
It’s always Christmas at Harrod’s

And of course for dinner, I ended up with curry. Green curry from a pub that for some reason had excellent Thai food.

That was it; two days wasn’t enough to explore everything. I’m currently at the airport in bare feet, because the shoes I had to buy when my boot broke ended up giving me massive blisters and I can barely walk. We missed our flight even though we were on time. I hate you, RyanAir.

We have lots of time to kill. Enough time to book our next flights out of Oslo for Friday so I can get out of Norway for good.

Where’s next?? Hint: C’est très belle et j’adore les baguettes.

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