Thursday, July 28, 2011

London Calling

Yesterday I took some time out of my afternoon and headed to the movie theater to watch the last Harry Potter movie {it was pretty good by the way}. One of the things that caught my attention was a great view of London which got me thinking about how much I'd like to go to visit the neighborhoods, museums and all those legendary places people always talk about.


Two of the museums I've always wanted to go are the Tate Modern and the Saatchi Gallery because one holds the national British collection from the 1500's until today and the other is where those that look for contemporary art go. Also, the restaurant at the Tate offer unrivaled views of the city which to me is fantastic because I need a non-vertigo inducing place to see London from above



London is one of those places where summer makes everyone go out and markets open up all over the city. One of those is the North London Vintage Market which I think must be a great place for deals because in a city like that people there's always someone selling an amazing piece with lots of history


Of course no trip of mine would be complete without great food. Historically, London was not know to be a place where good food lived but that has changed a lot and one of those who has made it is Heston Blumenthal at the Fat Duck {number 5 of the Best Restaurants in the World!}. The food at this place is experimental, described also as fun to eat and a real experience.


I guess in the meantime I'll just check out some of these movies to think of London that way if I really want it the trip will come true: About a Boy {love Hugh Grant in this one}, Bridget Jones's Diary {wouldn't mind a Daniel Cleaver or Mark Darcy to walk around in the city}, Eastern Promises {if you've seen the fight scene I know you love it}, An Education {love the idea of London back in the day}, Help! {the Beatles doing their thing in the city}, Layer Cake {Daniel Craig in his pre-Bond days}, and Love Actually {the perfect London love story}


This image Belongs to Tiffany our Dancing Branflakes friend who's been there for a few weeks already... check out her stories!

Have a great day... it's almost Friday!

19 comments:

  1. And now I totally want to go to London!

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  2. Beautiful pics. The one of all of the jewelry is my favorite.

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  3. Now you're making me miss home! Great imagery and post. Do let me know if you're ever going to London, i've got my hot list of restaurants/places to visit!!! The Fat Duck is very unique, the bacon & egg icecream is something else altogether. If you love flowers you'll love Columbia road and all the different markets in London.
    Do love the Tate, and also walking along the river in summer!
    x.o.x.o

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  4. I would lvoe to go spend some time in London - it seems so enchanting to me. Glad you enjoyed the movie - it was so good.
    Much love,
    B

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  5. Oh, London! Oh, Harry! I need to make a visit to the movie theater to visit them both!

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  6. the Fat Duck sounds pretty amazing, this made me want to try it. London is one of my favorite cities for sure :)

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  7. Hugs to you! The whole time I'm reading this post I am thinking... I need to go there! Wait, I am here! And then seeing that photo made it all so surreal. Thanks for sharing my photo- it's so neat to see it up on your awesome blog!

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  8. I'd love to visit London someday! So many great places to go!


    Camila Faria

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  9. these are really amazing photos! what a cute sketch at top ~ and that museum art exhibit, wow! i would love to travel to london someday, i've never been!
    xo ~ kristina

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  10. Oh I so love London! Last time I was there was November of '09 and I can't wait to get back :)

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  11. I (still) haven't seen the last Harry Potter movie! I better get to it soon. The London Vintage Market sounds like a place I could get lost in!

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  12. Wow, that is an amazing exhibition. Looks fascinating and a touch scary at the same time. Wish I had more time in my week for vintage markets! Thanks for sharing...
    Ronnie xo

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  13. Sounds like so much fun, i should plan a trip too. Thanks for sharing all of this


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  14. Gorgeous post, darling!
    I need to go back to London asap!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  15. That food looks very unique. I would like to know if it tastes as cool as it looks.

    Happy Friday

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  16. Oh, I LOVE that illustration - it's too cute! :)

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  17. You should check out the Victoria and Alberta Museum - my all time favorite London Museum!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialdsidelines.com

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  18. I miss London and this post is making me want to book a trip soon. Ive seen all those movies except Layer Cake--I'm going to put it on my list of movies I want to watch this summer. Have a wonderful weekend!

    xo mary jo

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  19. London is such an amazing city! The illustration of London is very lovely and cute.

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