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London is calling

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Last minute booking! A couple girlfriends and I are hopping across the pond to London England for the week!
We’ll be staying at The Westbury Hotel in Mayfair which is a 5 star hotel located between Hyde Park, Soho and Piccadilly Circus.
The Westbury Hotel

The Westbury Hotel

It’s been about 5 years since I last visited London.  I was only able to spend 3 days and stayed in the west-end in Shepherds Bush at the K West Hotel.
K West Hotel in West London

K West Hotel in West London

Three days in London was not enough time.  My friend Chad and I tried to do as many touristy things as we could, which included visiting Buckingham Palace, a trip around the London Eye, walking through Piccadilly Square and visiting with some friends of mine.
On the top of London (London Eye)

On the top of London!  There’s Big Ben (on the London Eye)

This time I’m hoping to discover a bit more.

So far our plans include watching the New York Knicks face the Milwaukee Bucks at the O2 Arena. I think that will be a lot of fun as the London fans will bring a lot of excitement and energy to the game.

My girl Mona has a party too.  If you will be in town, come out!

Knicks vs Bucks - sold out game a part of the  NBA's "Global Games"

Knicks vs Bucks – sold out game a part of the NBA’s “Global Games”

Party for Thursday night

Party for Thursday night

 

I’m planning on seeing some old friends (waving at you Smash and Fatima!) and I’m hoping to discover new areas like Shoreditch in North London, which I didn’t get to before.  From the sounds of it, Shoreditch is comparable to Brooklyn’s Williamsburg or Toronto’s Queen West/Ossington.

A visit to St Paul’s Cathedral made it on my list of things to do as well.  Thank you Deion!

I don’t know if I am getting older but visiting churches for kicks isn’t something I would have done 5 years ago! LOL

There’s a good chance that this trip will include a quick trip to Paris, which would be cool since my birthday falls on the day before we are to leave to come back home. I’ll update my moves on social media!

 

If you have been to London or Paris recently or live there, I am all ears if you have any blog/restaurant/bar/spa suggestions.  Tweet me (@urban_traveler) or drop comments below.

 

xo

“Stop wondering and start wandering”

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