I came to London. It had become the center of my world and I had worked hard to come to it. And I was lost.V.S. Naipaul
July 16-26 2017
After spending exactly 90 days in the Schengen Area, it was time for us to leave, but we didn’t have to leave all of Europe quite yet. We headed to London, England next, which has their own visa limits separate from the Schengen, allowing us to stay on the continent even longer.
Maggie had visited before, but it would be my first time visiting one of the most well known and historic cities in the world. The main purpose of our visit was to visit some good friends who have been living in London for several years. We spent many evenings hanging out with them, while during the day Maggie worked from different libraries in the city and I explored the many sites.
Some of the highlights included a cocktail crawl through the Shoreditch neighborhood, a visit to Greenwich Village, and hanging out at the pubs in Tufnell Park, where our friends live, and nearby Kentish Town, where we stayed.
It’s a massive city with so much to see and do, 10 days is hardly enough to scratch the surface, but we will be back again. From walking the canals of Camden Town and Little Venice, to hanging out in the many parks, such as Hampstead Heath, to riding the tube across town or the ferry down the Thames, it was an enjoyable stay full of experiences besides the obvious such as Westminster, Tower Bridge, and Buckingham Palace.
Still catching up on our recent travels, I will again keep this one short and possiby add more in the future, for know I’ll let you enjoy the pictures below.