Guide to LONDON

Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
— Samuel Johnson

Rewind to last year: same time, same place...maybe this is the start of a new accidental New Years Tradition. I enjoyed London last year but I didn't really get it. The way the city is laid out makes no sense which makes it difficult to just wander around (my favorite thing). This time I got familiar with the tube lines and that made a world of difference. Do a little research and planning before you go, and I think you'll love it the way I did. Also if you go in December, the Christmas decorations alone are worth it! I've gathered up my favorite spots and shots below. 

x Tara

SKETCH

9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG, UK

Let's start with the dreamiest place in London. Sketch. It has several different dining rooms (The Gallery pictured here), each an interior decorators fantasy. Go for afternoon tea, or dinner and drinks.  

 

KENSINGTON GARDENS

Lovely park and birthplace of Peter Pan. Stop in at the Serpentine Gallery if you have time. Also if you happen to have some peanuts you might just be able to have your very own Snow White moment with the birds and squirrels here... and that moment may turn into a squirrel climbing up your leg. Fair warning. 

THE V &A

Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, UK

I adored the fashion exhibit, along with marveling at colossal sculptures. Like most museums in London, it's free of charge! Don't Miss the amazing tea room on your way out!

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MR. FOGG'S

 58 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4EA, UK

Mr. Fogg's makes me happy. It's whimsical and they have loads of gin. It was small, and pretty packed but I think its worth awkwardly standing around for 10 minutes until a table opens up. 

 
TravelTara CunninghamLondon