At the risk of sounding completely cultureless, I must admit that one of my favorite things we did in London was explore Harrods, a 6-story department store packed with people.
Since so many of you recommended heading to this hot spot, my family and I had a feeling it would be a winner but we had no idea the store would be as amazing as it was!
We literally walked around the Harrods Food Hall with our mouths open.
They had everything from gourmet meats and perfectly ripe vegetables, to an expansive prepared foods section, mini sushi bar, bakery, gelato shop, macaroon restaurant, oyster bar and more. My description seriously only cracks the surface as to what you can find at Harrods.
Though we loved looking around, my family and I came to Harrods with a purpose in mind.
I selected a pot of peppermint tea to enjoy with the selection of sandwiches, scones and pastries my family and I ordered.
All of the mini sandwiches and sweet treats were fantastic.
With a bit more food in our bellies, we headed back out into Harrods to explore some of the expansive departments.
My favorite was the pet department and my heart started hurting when I thought about how much I missed my little furry girl and Ryan.
I wanted to get her this ridiculously wonderful pink bow collar, but it was nearly $200!
Before leaving Harrods, we paid one more visit to the Food Hall so my mom and I could get our hands on some Parisian macaroons.
London Bridge and the Tower of London
Following our fun at Harrods, my family and I hopped on the train and headed off to see two famous bridges, the London Bridge and the Tower of London.
We walked a big loop around the bridges and after taking another train back to our hotel, we all voiced our hunger and decided it was dinnertime!
The hotel concierge recommended a restaurant recommended by a couple of you as the place to go for fish and chips in London! My mom was dreaming of fish and chips all day, so we were determined to get her some of the best!
We walked to the Seashell Restaurant where we grabbed a table and settled in to order.
My mom and dad ordered the massive plates of fish and chips while my sister and I stuck with roasted veggie salads loaded with goat cheese.
My parents shared their fish and chips which were absolutely delicious. We all enjoyed our meals a lot!
My mom, dad and I still had room for dessert once we were finished and
I opted for the chocolate tart with vanilla ice cream.
It was extremely rich and very good! My dad’s selection, the spotted dick (yes, that really was the name!) was also delicious!
After such a hearty and tasty meal, my family and I headed back to the hotel to pack and get organized for our early flight.
We’re still in the middle of traveling back home and are a little sad that our big vacation is officially over… but I must say I am really ready to get back into my normal routine and see RYAN and SADIE. I missed those two SO incredibly much! I want a big hug from Ryan and sloppy Sadie kisses now.
See ya again soon when I’m back to my regularly scheduled blogging! I am pumped to post about workouts and eat some healthy food again.