I woke up this morning in a bit of a sweat after dreams of saying goodbye to all of my London-based friends. I rarely cry in real life, but in my dream I was bawling. When I realized that today is, in fact, my last day in London, it hit me hard. Despite the shoebox of a room and the fairly shitty weather, I love London, I love my flat, I love my friends and I love that area that I live in. I’m going to miss it; I’m going to miss it all. After running around and packing up every last bit of my life into a suitcase and a carry-on, S. and I were ready to depart. After checking out and leaving luggage in our LSE storage room, we headed out to enjoy our last day in London before our month of traveling.
We grabbed brunch at Fleet River Bakery (best brunch in the area) and headed over to Lincoln’s Inn Fields to enjoy the weather and the quiet London morning. After we were fully caffeinated, we headed over to one of my favorite places: the British Museum (read about previous trips to the British Museum here, here and here). Though I don’t go there that often (despite the fact that it’s a five minute walk from my flat), I always find it to be a great place to take visitors. It’s beautiful, it’s massive and it’s free!
After we explored the museum for a bit, we popped over to Covent Garden to explore the market. During the summer the market is amazing, if a bit crowded. Stalls for foodies, jewelry fanatics and fashionistas (though I use that term loosely), there’s something for everyone. Plus, during summer months (and most of the year, actually), there are performers to entertain and musicians to make the strolls all the more pleasant.
After our stroll through the markets and food stalls, we headed home by way Rock & Sole Plaice to grab fish & chips for lunch. The weather was incredible, so outdoor seating was perfect on Endell Street; great for people-watching and fish & chip eating. We split a delicious order (expect it to run you £11 – £15 per large fish & chips order) and headed back to my flat.
Now, we’re relaxing for a bit before we have to head to Heathrow to board a plane to Malta. Our flight leaves around 730P tonight and we arrive in Malta around midnight. Shout out to my amazing family in Malta for actually picking us up at that ungodly hour! I had expected that we’d need to take public transport, but being the amazingly generous crew that they are, they’ve arranged to pick us up and drop us off at our beach-front hotel in St. Paul’s Bay.
Oh the excitement! See you all tomorrow from the beaches in Malta!
Lots of love,