Birthday Trip to London

Hi everyone! This Tuesday (July 1st) I turned 18 and to celebrate my birthday I visited London with my bestfriend. I've never actually visited the city itself so I was so excited to explore it and visit all of the tourist attractions. For once I didn't feel out of place photographing everything! We only visited the city for a day so we tried to pack everything in and visit as many of London's most popular attractions. After hopping on the underground, we made our way to Trafalgar Square and looked around the National Gallery. For as long as I can remember, it has been one of the places on my bucket list. I really want to go back and spend a whole day there and look around all of it. It reminded me of when I visited the Louvre in Paris, but this time I could read and understand the descriptions of the paintings because they were in English. Next time I visit the Louvre I will definitely invest in an audio guide.

(The signs said no pictures but ..I couldn't resist because the architecture was so beautiful)

Buckingham Palace 

Another highlight of my day had to be going on the London Eye. After watching the new years eve fireworks in London on tv every year and seeing the iconic wheel in the background, I've always wanted to go on it and experience a birds eye view of London.

After going on the London Eye we made our way back through the city and we stumbled upon this book market and buses which had been turned into food stations selling frozen yoghurt, coffee and cakes.

I had such an amazing day, I wish we could have stayed longer. After living in a relatively small town all of my life I've never fully experienced the buzz of a busy city such as London but now I understand why so many people love living in the city, it really does make you feel alive. There's always something to do and new people to meet, there really is never a dull moment. 

I'd love to hear about your experience if you've ever visited London in the comments below!

Charlotte x