Hi friends, welcome back to my Paris and London Anniversary series 🙂 I can’t believe it’s finally time to share the last day of the trip!! At this point I was ready to be back in my apartment with my kitchen, rehydrate and eat healthy, but not ready to be done travelling and exploring. I think every day of our trip was so different that it didn’t feel too long. All the walking was definitely catching up to us, but we were determined to make the absolute most of our last day! Originally we were going to watch the changing of the guards at Buckingham, but with all the craziness of the upcoming Jubilee and seeing the streets blocked off, we smartly decided to reverse our schedule.
We grabbed coffee from Watch House and walked to Piccadilly Circus, Oxford, and Regent Street for the classic tourist photos that I’ll share in a future post. It was nice going earlier in the morning so the streets were pretty empty. The tube station we needed was conveniently located on our route, so we hopped on and headed to the posh Notting Hill neighborhood.
Jon and I wandered down Portobello Road to explore the Saturday market with eclectic antiques, souvenirs, and food stalls. Nothing sparked joy in any of the booths, so we kept on walking.
I googled the most popular streets and we wandered through the neighborhood taking in all the colorful homes.
I must admit, we have not yet seen Love Actually, but we did stumble upon the famous pink house on St Luke’s Mews.
This neighborhood was made famous by another movie I somehow haven’t seen, Notting Hill. (I have some movie watching homework to do) We did not come across the famous blue door of Hugh Grant’s home, but we did enjoy wandering the picturesque streets.
Notting Hill has lots of great restaurants, but we had a pretty full day of sightseeing, so we went to Knoops Chocolate Shop for some delicious dark chocolate milkshakes. This spot was recommended to me by a foodie friend and wow, these were amazing and I wish they had a location in NYC!! You can pick how chocolatey you want your shake and I think we got the 80%. After walking four miles already, this was the perfect spot to rest and enjoy our final moments in London.
Stayed tuned for our time exploring Kensington Garden and Palace.
Posts in my Paris and London Anniversary series:
- Day 1 – Saint Chapelle, the Concierge, and Notre Dame
- Day 2 – Palace of Versailles
- Day 2 – Versailles Garden
- Day 2 – Touring the Versailles Summer Homes
- Day 3 – Louvre Museum
- Day 3 – Champs Elysees & Arc de Triomphe
- Day 4 – Montmartre & Sacre Coeur
- Day 4 – Musee d’Orsay & Crepes
- Day 5 – Luxembourg Gardens & Eglise Saint-Eustache
- Day 5 – Going up the Eiffel Tower
- Day 6 – Rodin Museum
- Day 6 – Palais Garnier & Galleries Lafayette