Cappuccino and cake at Patisserie Valerie

Our trip to London was such a good time – although we were both still fighting some nasty colds, we enjoyed the energy of this vibrant city and made the most of our five days there.  Here are the highlights from our second day.


A visit to Portobello Road is always fun.


We struck off to Portobello Road as Scotty had never visited it and I knew he would like it.  The colorful buildings, eclectic shops, and people rushing about make this little pocket of London especially charming.

The wares that were being sold along Portobello Road are enough to make anyone wish they had a remodeling project…along with an unlimited budget.


Antique athletic cleats.



Detail on a funky chandelier.



The All Saints flagship store is decorated with galleys of old sewing machines.


Due to our colds, we were in constant search of bowls of warming soups which more often than not led us to Wagamama but here in Portobello we had some delicious Tom Yum at a great little restaurant on the second floor of a building with good views of all the activity.  After lunch we headed to the London Eye and stumbled upon the Wine and Cheese Festival!  There were all sorts of cheeses from all over Europe and it was fun to sample a few.


Crossing the Thames.



Huge wheels of muslim wrapped cheese.



Did you know that that is what a "real" English muffin looks like? I sure didn't!



The festival was followed up by a walk along the Thames – the lighting was amazing as the sun was just setting.


About Rebecca

Hi! After five years in Europe, I'm adjusting to life back in the US. I use this blog to record my adventures, post photos, organize recipes, and post about things that interest me.
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5 Responses to London

  1. realoves says:

    Stunning!! Not a good photo journey if one is hungry! The breads, cheese, lattes, and pastries all look delectable! Love the pics of the REAL English muffin! Now I know why it was called a muffin!

  2. Hilary says:

    The “real English muffin” looks like a white hockey puck! I wonder what it tastes like? Looks a little dense and dry, but maybe it is actually good. All that food looks SO delicious! Great pictures!

  3. Cindy says:

    My favorites are the red pepper and garlics and the last shot of a cathedral in “golden time” (NBC lingo for early morn/late afternoon shots). Beautiful photojournalism Rebecca!

  4. Karin says:

    I “lived” in the Royal Borough of Kensington for a month one summer!

  5. Bethy Manor says:

    Were those old sewing machines Singers? I used to teach school with them in Home Economics class. They are the most reliable machines I have ever worked on – so much better than these new ones run by computers! If they were reasonable, I would loved to have bought you one, Becca!

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