It has been nearly six months since my London trip and I’m still working through all the photos. Yikes. I was just reminiscing about my time in London and decided to edit a few more photos to share. This is part 4 of my travel photo diary which covers the area around the famous Millenium Bridge. (You might know it as the bridge that collapsed during a Death Eater attack in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.) Take me back!
This area of London was pretty quiet however I’d chalk it up to the fact that it was very windy and rainy. There’s not a ton going on however you could see a play at Shakespeare Globe theater or walk across the bridge to Tate Modern. Like most museums in London, Tate is free admission and a welcome shelter from rain and wind, haha. I’m not much of a modern art buff but it was still a fantastic experience. (That’s Jared for scale in the photo above!) If you read my previous post all about British museums, then you might recall I kept running into school groups when I would go to museums. Luckily Tate is not much of a spot for young children and we happened to come in the evening so it was a pleasant experience.
Below are some photos from our date night at the Swan restaurant – it is connected to the theater! It sounds silly to call our dinner out a date night since I was there vacationing but Jared was not. If you recall, Jared was there for work. This particular night was still during the work part but we got to sneak away for some exploring.
Jared was obviously busy with work however he took some time to research a spot for us and made reservations for this place. We got super lucky and it didn’t get busy until the very end of our dinner. The restaurant interior is gorgeous and I can’t even describe how magical it was to watch the sun set over the Thames from our table. The restaurant is whimsically decorated yet still sleek and modern at the same time. Whether you sit at the bar or at a table with couches, there probably isn’t a bad spot. However, I would still recommend asking for a table next to the windows. The view is amazing.
Jared ordered some sort of veal dish and I had chicken with potatoes. So basic, but so good. Fact: if there are potatoes on the menu I will probably order it. Also our waiter couldn’t handle using my DSLR to take a photo of us so this iPhone photo is the best one we got. I think it’s totally awkward but I still love it because of the memories :) By the way, that’s St. Paul’s Cathedral casually across the river. We loved going inside St. Paul’s and I highly recommend a visit. Unfortunately some of the larger sights in London do not allow photography inside otherwise I would have love to share some with you guys.
In case you missed the previous posts I shared about London, here they are:
-Part 1: Tower of London, Buckingham Palace (London Travel Diary Part 1 #tinycupofcaketravels)
-Part 2: Westminster area (London Travel Diary Part 2)
-Part 3: All about London museums! (London Travel Diary Part 3)