travel: london town

A few weeks back, my husband and I were able to visit our old stomping ground.  You see, for some strange reason, we thought it a good idea to pick up and move across an entire ocean the day after our wedding… and so began our first two years of married life in London.  One of my brothers has moved there since we came back to the states and so we planned a trip to visit family, catch up with old friends and throw back a pint or two.  Here is a little look into our trip…

…a little picnic in hyde park…



…ok, if there is one place you MUST go, it is the Hummingbird Bakery in Notting Hill on Portobello Road. They tout themselves as an american bakery and if we ever had a craving for some “homemade” treats, this is the place we would go. Try not to go on a saturday because the line will be out the door. The cupcakes are amazing, especially the red velvet…



…just some lovely flowers at a corner in Chelsea…


…one of the highlights was going to the London Transport Museum (i know, kind of nerdy, but it was so cool. AND we never had a chance to visit in our 2 years in London)…




…so we stayed at my brother’s place for most of the trip, but we decided to treat ourselves and stay in a cool hotel for the last few nights. The Blakes Hotel in Chelsea did not disappoint! Each room is unique and decorated quite elaborately…




…a view of The Blakes from the outside…


…and finally, saying goodbye at Paddington Station. Until next time…


… all in all it was a great trip! We got to see some familiar faces and visit old haunts. Can’t wait to go back, whenever that may be…

5 Responses to travel: london town

  1. Lindsay Harrell

    Hey Katie! Michael posted a link to your blog on facebook. I’m so glad he did…I love your photography. Can’t wait to see more!

  2. Nancy Murphy

    I love the London pics and I’ll say the Brits certainly know how to do flowers!

  3. Gorgeous work Kate! :) Love the flowers in Chelsea!

  4. I love the Transport Museum — good memories! Your photos are so lovely, I’ve been stuck on your blog for a good half hour. Keep it up!

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