London, England

I cannot believe it has been over three weeks since we got back from our trip to England. It seems so long ago now, yet at the same time feels like yesterday. A lot of travel memories made and I will absolutely cherish all that quality family time. We travelled all the way across the world specifically for my youngest sister’s belated wedding, but also managed to make the most of our reasonably short but sweet trip. My sister got married via Zoom during the peak of the pandemic in 2020, so it was a very special belated ceremony and celebration in West Wales with close family and friends.

I will get to the West Wales part of the trip on a separate blog post, but I wanted to focus on our first few days in London first. Before I even get to that though, here is an overall view of our trip:

Day One:
Friday, 22nd July 2022
5.55AM: Arrive London (Heathrow)
8.30AM: Drop off bags at AirBnb in Streatham Common
9.00AM: Walk around local cafe for breakfast, local playground.
10.00AM: Grocery shopping at local shops, hubby had a haircut.
11.00AM: Check in @ AirBnB, followed by all day of resting and catching up on sleep #jetlagged
Day Two:
Saturday, 23rd July 2022
10.00AM: Train to London Bridge Station, walked past Hays Galleria to Tower Bridge and back via London Bridge and Borough Market.
12.00PM: Lunch @ The Southwark Tavern
2.00PM: Train back to Streatham Common
4.00PM: Train to Victoria Station
5.00PM: Dinner @ About Thyme
7.00PM: Wicked The Musical @ Apollo Victoria Theatre
Day Three:
Sunday, 24th July 2022
11.00AM: Church @ Holy Trinity Brompton
12.00PM: Hop On/Off Bus, Chinese BBQ Lunch
2.00PM: Natural History Museum
4.00PM: Victoria and Albert Museum
5.00PM: Buckingham Palace
7.00PM: Fish and Chips Dinner @ The Railway, Streatham Common
Day Four:
Monday, 25th July 2022
1.00PM: Shopping at Oxford St and Regent St
Day Five:
Tuesday, 26th July 2022
10.15AM: Wimbledon Tour
1.00PM: River Cruise from Westminster Pier – Tower Bridge Quay
3.30PM: Tower of London
Day Six:
Wednesday, 27th July 2022
9.00AM: Pick Up Hire Car
11.00AM: Check out AirBnB and drive to Bath
3.00PM: Bath Abbey Tour
6.00PM: Check-in @ Lodge at Bristol
Order in UberEats roast dinner
Day Seven:
Thursday, 28th July 2022
9.00AM: Breakfast at The Black Sheep
10.00AM: Check out @ Lodge at Bristol
12.00PM: National Showcaves Centre for Wales
4.00PM: Check-in @ Crug Yr Eryr Isaf, Talgarreg, Llandysul
6.00PM: Dinner @ The Glanyrafon Arms
Day Eight:
Friday, 29th July 2022
10.00AM: Crab Fishing @ Aberaeron
12.00PM: Lunch @ The Hive, Aberaeron
2.00PM: Wedding Rehearsal
7.00PM: Dinner @ Llanina Arms, Llanarth
Day Nine:
Saturday, 30th July 2022
9.00AM: Wedding Hair and Makeup
1.00PM: Wedding Ceremony
3.00PM – Late: Wedding Party
Day Ten:
Sunday, 31st July 2022
11.30AM: Brunch @ The New Celtic Restaurant, Aberaeron
12.30PM: Souvenir shopping, crab fishing @ Aberaeron
2.00PM: Sight-seeing @ New Quay, West Wales
5.00PM: Drinks and Pool @ Llanina Arms
Day Eleven:
Monday, 1st August 2022
12.00AM: Lunch Stopover @ Brecon
2.00PM: Penderyn Distillery
6.00PM: Check-in @ AirBnB, Watford
Day Twelve:
Tuesday, 2nd August 2022
10.00AM: Visit Watford FC Vicarage Road Stadium
12.00PM: Mini golf @ Puttshack Watford
5.30PM: Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour
Day Thirteen:
Wednesday, 3rd August 2022
8.00AM: Drop off Dad @ airport
11.00AM: Brunch, shopping, bowling, Thor Love and Thunder movie @ Watford Atria
Day Fourteen:
Thursday, 4th August 2022
11.00AM: Goodbye London

And now let’s get to the fun part! Photo time. Here’s our beautiful AirBnB @ Streatham Common. Conveniently 10 mins walk to train station, 20 mins train to the city. Our host is so lovely with great communication. The house is very comfy with plenty of room for my family, sister and dad.

Photos from Day Two:

Photos from Day Three:

Photos from Day Five:

I have skipped photos from Day Four because it was just shopping.. haha. I did however document our journey with a bit more detail on my Instagram Stories (see London Highlight). In the next blog post, I will take you to the beautiful regions in West Wales! Stay tuned.

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