Our time in London may have been short, but it was amazing. A flight delay and an unplanned stopover in Amsterdam meant we only had 28 hours to enjoy the city. Minimal sleep was had and many steps were taken, 33,000 to be exact. It felt quite surreal to be walking through a city I had heard and seen so much about.
We started the day at 5:30 am (thanks jetlag!) and headed straight to Buckingham Palace, there was hardly a single person in sight. It was pretty magical to see the palace with no one else around.
We stopped for breakfast at Timmy Green which had amazing food. It’s actually an Aussie cafe!
From there we went to see Big Ben, which sadly was completely covered in scaffolding (RIP Big Ben!) We then ventured to Covent Gardens to stop for a croissant. Fun fact: you get charged extra for having your food seated?? Maybe this is a known thing in Europe, but I never knew! An expensive introduction to eating out in London.
We spent the rest of the day at London Bridge, Tower Bridge and Oxford street and then took our tired little feet home before an early train the next morning.
We probably hardly scratched the surface of what there is to see and do in London, but we had such a good 28 hours all the same.