There’s some cities that just pull you in. You put your airplane seat in the upright position for landing, your pilot gives a speech about the current weather conditions, and a euphoria engulfs you. You find a magnetism to everyday things and an excitement that makes you want to stay out until 2am every night and start apartment hunting without even have been there a week.
For me, it’s London.
London has a heartbeat that so visibly declares itself as soon as you step foot outside of Heathrow Airport. The extravagant houses you walk past to get to Primrose Hill. The smells and sounds at Borough Market. The hum of the Tube on a weekday morning. The buzz of a pub on a weekday night after work.
There’s so much to see, so much to eat, so many people to write home about.
This is Tower Bridge. It’s literally a bridge. That’s also a tower. It’s my favorite place in London and I used to take the Tube here just to walk across it and stare out at the Thames.
I studied abroad there in college and it was the single most exhilarating part of my college experience. Every day was a new adventure, and every neighborhood I explored was better than the last. Whenever anybody asks my favorite city or the place I would live if I could, it’s always London. It will always be London.
I interned at a talent agency whose office was a itty-bitty studio apartment (if that) above a cheese shop. I loved it.
Okay, now that I’ve successfully talked your ear off about London, here’s a round-up of my favorite London goods:
I’d Rather Be In London Shirt: I would rather be in London.
London Print: I’m currently trying to get wall art for my living room because every time anybody comes over they ask me why my walls are blank. And I tell them it’s because I haven’t put any pictures up. It’s really a thrilling conversation every time. Anyways, I want to have artwork of London above my couch and this is a cute print.
A Street Cat Named Bob: OKAY LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHEN I STUDIED ABROAD IN LONDON I WOULD WALK PAST THIS GUY AND HIS CAT EVERY SINGLE DAY. THEY HAD A SPOT RIGHT NEXT TO URBAN OUTFITTERS IN COVENT GARDEN AND HE WOULD SIT THERE AND PLAY GUITAR WITH HIS CAT EITHER IN HIS GUITAR CASE OR ON HIS SHOULDERS AND I JUST WALKED PAST EVERY DAY NOT THINKING MUCH OF ANYTHING AND THEN ONE DAY I WAS IN A BOOKSTORE AND I SAW A PICTURE OF THE CAT ON A BOOK AND MY MIND EXPLODED. AND APPARENTLY NOW THEY MADE A MOVIE ABOUT THIS CAT TOO AND I FREAK OUT EVERY TIME I REMEMBER THIS CAT. OKAY? OKAY.
London On The Rocks: This is cute, right?
London Tapestry: I kinda want to buy this for above my bed.
London Is Always A Good Idea Mug: Okay this is definitely cute.
Have you ever been to London? What’s your favorite city? Let me know!