Wanderlust Wednesday: London, England

I thought I’d switch up my Wanderlust Wednesday postings this year by alternating each week with some place I have actually been, to hopefully inspire you to visit new destinations, and somewhere new that I have yet to explore. For the first half of the year I will be highlighting my list of 13 Travels for 2013— beginning this week with London, England.

Big Ben London

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to travel. When I was young, and the internet consisted of only AOL, I built my first website around London. It was called “All About London” and featured classic pictures from the city, with a section devoted to the Royal Family. Even though I was only a tween and had never been out of the country, London was calling my name. I was a true Anglophile!

Fast forward to today– I’m now 30 years old and my dreams of visiting London still lay unfulfilled. This year I would love to travel to Great Britain for the first time and see London like a tourist. I want to ride a double-decker bus … Have afternoon tea with tiny sandwiches and scones … Eat Fish & Chips at an authentic English pub … Wave to the Queen at Buckingham Palace …  Ride the London Eye … And the list goes on!

I think 2013 would be a great year to visit because it seems to be an exciting time– I’m sure the city is still on a high from the Olympics, and now there’s a Royal baby on the way (SQUEE!) … but really, could there ever be a bad time to visit!? 😉

What about you … have you been to London? I would love to hear about whats on in London!

Jennifer from The Rebel Chick and I will be sharing our favorite destinations, along with the places we dream of visiting, every Wednesday in our new Wanderlust Wednesday meme.

Link up and show us what travels you are dreaming of this week!

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  1. says

    I was actually lucky enough to spend an entire month in London during the summer of 2008. Staying with a family friend got me the best of both worlds: for my sake we did all the tourist things, but she also showed me her favorite shops and restaurants and places around the city. We also did a weekend trip to the Cotswolds and Stonehenge and Bath, which was actually my favorite part of the entire trip! You should definitely make London a priority – definitely one of my favorite cities!

    • Stefanie Fauquet says

      Julia– your trip sounds fantastic! I definitely want to get out and see Stonehenge, too. :)