Tate Modern

A Week in London

Hello from Zurich!

I’m getting behind in my blogging, mostly because Jeremy and I are having so much fun (which I think is a valid excuse). We’re sitting here in our perfect Airbnb near Zurich Lake, enjoying some red wine and down time. Tomorrow we get back on the train and head to Wunnewil-Flamatt, Switzerland, right outside Bern.

After Iceland, we spent a week in London and stayed at one of my best friends from high school Monika’s house in East Dulwich, in South London. We had a really nice time, and it was fun to be in a big city after being surrounded by the magical wonderland that is Iceland (although I think I’m coming to terms with the fact that I’m a more off-the-grid person rather than busy metropolis person).

I’ve been to London a few times, and the last couple times I went by myself and stayed a couple months, so I feel like I’ve gotten most of the touristy spots out of my system. Jeremy hadn’t really ever been there (besides once for a short trip in high school), so we did a combination of sightseeing and exploring, but also picnicking and visiting the local pub in East Dulwich. In no particular order, here are some picture highlights from our week (all iPhone, I didn’t bring my nice camera out the whole week for some reason).

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Exploring East Dulwich when we first arrived.

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Picnicking with wine in a pretty park = my favorite thing to do while traveling.

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We visited the Rough Trade record store in Shoreditch and wanted to buy lots of things.

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Our office for the day at The Great Exhibition in East Dulwich.

 

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Jeremy and I walked around Shoreditch for our six-year dating anniversary.

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Hanging out at Gordon’s Wine Bar in central London.

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Being touristy in St. James’s Park.

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Taking a sunset stroll on the London Bridge.

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More tourists.

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Another sunset picnic with homemade veggie sandwiches.

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Jeremy understanding the art at the Tate Modern.

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More Tate Modern art.

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The cute restaurant where we got bahn mis and a custard filled dumpling for our dating anniversary.

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What’s that, another veggie sandwich?

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I was curious about this Mexican food stand, the last time I got nachos in London they were Doritos with non-melted shredded cheese on top.

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Jeremy’s first pint in a pub, at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese.

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Another scene from East Dulwich.

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Buckingham Palace.

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A delicious cheese plate from Gordon’s Wine Bar.

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Street art in Shoreditch.

 

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I’m obsessed with Maltesers and couldn’t resist these Easter-themed ones.

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Professional photograph in front of Westminster Abbey.

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Eating our bahn mis in a park in Shoreditch.

 

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The yogurt in Europe is SO GOOD.

I kind of feel like we did a lot more in London, but I must not have documented it very well. Next up, our very pleasant week spent in the English countryside!