Lauren Does London

Posted July 15, 2018 by shooting in Travel / 36 Comments

Visiting London, England

Hey everyone! If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile now then you might remember when I went to London, England…in September 2016. Yes, it’s been almost two years and I never did share anything about it on the blog (though I did post a lot on Instagram at the time). I’m so sorry it’s taken this long – there really is no excuse – but I am finally working on all my posts and reviews, and they will be coming shortly! These posts will all be tagged under the category Travel, in case you want to find them easier in the future, and I will be posting them here and there so don’t worry, it won’t be all London, all the time if you aren’t interested!

Lauren Does London: It's time for the re-cap of my trip to London, England! Reviews, photos, and more! #londonengland #travel #ontheblog Click To Tweet

The photo on the above image was taken outside a Foyle’s Bookstore (I had to visit a bookstore!) and it was actually the evening we arrived in London; we didn’t do anything too big that day but it was just so much fun to finally be in a city I’d wanted to visit for years. London had been on my bucket list for a very long time, and my sister said as soon as I graduated from Grad School, that me and her would go, so we planned it and then my aunt asked my mom if she thought we’d mind them tagging along. My mom never thought she’d visit England, so of course we had to say yes, and the four of us ended up going together – except we did split up a lot since my sister and I had our own specific plans. We stayed for a week, and it was seriously not long enough! I’d love to go back someday.

In the lobby of the Conrad London St. James – can you spot Woody?

All four of us stayed at the Conrad London St. James (it’s a part of the Hilton family) and it was such a wonderful hotel to stay in. Before my aunt and mom decided to come, my sister and I didn’t have a set hotel picked out yet but we did have a certain amount of money we were looking to spend. My aunt actually chose this hotel and she offered to pay whatever we couldn’t afford (basically we pay what we already had budgeted and she’d cover for the rest). I’m telling you this to be completely honest about our accommodations, because I know it can be expensive to stay in a big city like London. If you can stay here though, I do recommend it!

Now that I’ve introduced my new “series”, be on the look out for future Lauren Does London posts (it probably won’t say this in the title; but again, all the posts will be tagged under Travel!)

Tell me: Have you been to London, England? Thoughts? Would you go back? If you haven’t, do you want to go? What do you want to see?

Let me know if you have any specific questions about my trip and I’ll be happy to answer them!

36 responses to “Lauren Does London

  1. So glad you enjoyed it! I live in London and I’m still finding all kinds of awesome places to visit – it’s great for writers. I hope you get to come again πŸ™‚

  2. It sounds like you really enjoyed London! I have been there a few time because one of my three sons was taking his doctorate at Cambridge so when we would go visit him we would visit London as well. I always enjoy the city as well as it has so much to offer and so many interesting things to see!

  3. My Dad is from England and moved here when he was 16. I still have lots of family there. I’d love to go someday! I can’t wait to see all your pictures!

  4. I look forward to seeing some highlights from your trip. I loved London when I visited a few years ago and would love to go back some day since I’m sure I barely scratched the surface of all of the wonderful things to see and do.

  5. I’m excited about this series, I have never been to London yet it’s on my list! I am not surprised you stopped at a bookstore! The hotel you stayed at sounds nice. I know, hotels can be SO pricey in big cities!


  6. How fun! I went to London one summer when I was in high school–not just London, but all over the UK. It was amazing and I hope to make it back one day!

  7. Looking forward to this series of yours! So glad you are sharing it – better late than never πŸ™‚
    I’ve been overseas once (when I was 15) and visited the US for 3 weeks, then we spent a few days in Ireland and England. London was a one day trip and I loved it. Madam Tussauds was absolutely amazing.

  8. Jen

    I have been to London and I loved it! I was only there for a few days, but I basically didn’t sleep so I could catch everything πŸ™‚

  9. I love that you did this two years ago and are just posting about it now, haha. Makes me feel less bad about those 2-year-old book reviews I haven’t gotten around to posting yet πŸ˜‰ That’s awesome you got to stay in such a great hotel thanks to your aunt! The picture looks really cool!

  10. Sounds like you had a great time! β™₯️ Loved London, got to go for 11 days. It is my favorite city! Can’t wait to hear about your London adventures!

  11. My bro in law lives down in London and we used to go more pre kids. Bit harder now with the tube!! Enjoy it when I can though. Hope you had fun. Thanks for sharing with #bloggersbest x

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