A day in London

On the second-to-last day that Sara was visiting, we decided to spend the day in London playing tourist.

We didn’t really know what we wanted to do, so as per a recommendation from a friend, we went to Camdentown to try out a restaurant called Rossopomodoro. Since Sara and I both lived in Italy for a year, we’re tough critics when it comes to Italian food. But we both ordered pizzas and when they arrived at our table, we knew we were in for a treat.

Pizza camden pizza rosso pomodoro

They were some seriously delish pizzas. I definitely recommend it if you’re around Camden, and turns out they’re worldwide too!

After lunch and a stroll around Camden Market, we took the tube to London Bridge in search of something to do.

London Bridge sign

We found a walkway right on the river that led us from London Bridge to Tower Bridge.

tower bridge me 2

Tower bridge london

tower bridge sara

tower bridge instagram

It was a nice way to get from point A to point B (or bridge A to bridge B). Once we got to Tower Bridge, we realized that we didn’t have much time until we were meeting my friend Stef at the Victoria tube station. So instead of taking the tube to Victoria like normal people would, we decided to try out the Boris bikes– even though we had no idea where we were going.

It was an interesting experience.

sara barclays bikes

City bikes london eye pole thames river

London Eye Blue Sky

By the time we reached Victoria station, we were already 20 minutes late, were sweaty and extremely parched, and couldn’t even find a docking station to leave our bikes. We probably won’t be hiring them out again any time soon.

At least we had a nice little dinner ahead of us!

Stefanie’s co-workers recommended Thomas Cubitt for our dinner and drinks meet up. The place was beautiful and full of people happy to be done with work for the day. And we were able to sit right by the open front doors.

Thomas Cubitt London

Sara and I ended up just getting a Pimms Cup (a must-have drink when you’re in England), and  Stefanie got a burger that she said was really good.

pimms cup

It was so nice to see Stef and catch up on life back in New York.

steph and me

4 Comments

  1. September 29, 2013 / 2:11 pm

    This sounds like so much fun! I really want to hire a Boris Bike, but your experience sounds a little stressful. And Pimm’s is THE BEST THING EVER. I never drink enough of it in the summer… I don’t think I had ANY this year?! SHOCKER! xx

    • September 30, 2013 / 7:17 am

      I know Alice, we’ve actually got a big bottle of it at the flat but we’ve barely drank it. Maybe because the weather hasn’t been THAT good? (or at least compared to what I’m used to)

  2. Hanna
    September 30, 2013 / 1:21 am

    Such lovely pictures, makes me miss London soooo much again!
    I always wanted to try the Boris bikes, but never did. I’d be too scared to bike in that traffic anyway!

    • September 30, 2013 / 7:18 am

      Thanks Hanna! Yea they were a tad scary. London traffic is almost as bad as New York!

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