England, London Guide (B): London with Locals

London with Locals
Living in Japan, it's rare that I get the opportunity to travel to a place that doesn't require a lot of advance research on my part. Traipsing through strange foreign lands is quite fun -- don't get me wrong here -- but David and I often find ourselves aching for the familiar (read: the English language). This summer we satiated our desire for the uncomplicated with a trip to visit friends and family in London, where we were treated to some seriously epic British experiences (including Wimbledon seats sandwiched between the royal box and David Beckham). It was my first time in London, and I'm already scheming my return!

Keep scrolling for a list of my favorite stops from our tour -- courtesy of London locals. I'd like to extend a big thank you to our wonderful hosts in England: my Uncle Michael, Aunt Jinder and my bestie Tamara alongside her husband Cedric. You made our trip so memorable.

{Above & Below: scenes from the Columbia Flower Market}

{Front door inspo on Columbia Road}

{Artsy storefronts in Shoreditch}

{Strolling the Regent's Canal}

{Above: the front lawn at the Geffrye Museum | Below: the museum's period gardens}

{The cutest little greenhouse at the Geffrye Musuem}

{Buckingham Palace}

{Palace gardens}

{Turrets as far as the eye can see}

{Above: a corner of the Kyoto Garden in Holland Park | Below: pub patio views & double-decker buses on Brompton Road}

{Maaajor windowsill envy!}

{The obligatory Tower Bridge photo - I love ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Sights Map

Guide Name: London with Locals
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Columbia Flower Market   Geffrye Museum   Richmond Park   Greenwich Market   Leighton House Museum   Thames Clipper   Tower of London   National Maritime Museum   Brick Lane   Holland Park   British Museum   Pavilion Bakery   Morito Hackney Road   Fortnum & Mason   Tayyabs   Lupita   Madison   Harrod's   La Luna Di Luca   Richmond Hill Bakery   The White Cross   Petersham Nurseries  
Author: Kate Bitner
Read it on author's website: http://www.nomadinnihon.com/blog/london-with-locals

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