We made it to London!!!
We chunnelled from Paris right into King's Cross Station (hello platform 9 3/4!) and made our way to our hotel before going out to eat at Nando's and stopping by the BYU London Centre! (be still my heart)
For the last two days we've been running ourselves ragged trying to see all of my old favorite spots!
St. Paul's, Borough Market, Primark, Picadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Fortnum & Mason, Harrod's, Portobello Road, etc etc.
I think my favorite moment so far was walking through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens with JP after dinner until the sun went down! I have walked through those magical parks so many times and it was a dream being able to stroll through them with JP!
We also visited Jermyn Street and Savile Row -- both requested by JP. Apparently those are world-renowned streets for mens (and some women's) dress-wear, who knew?!
The stores we explored were incredible though, we went into one called Huntsman and the cutest little (impeccably dressed) old salesman started telling me how Ronald Reagan, Katherine Hepburn, Winston Churchill and the like all used to come get their shirts, blazers, and suits made there. And then he showed me Clark Gable's signature in their sign-in book and Katherine Hepburn's actual patterns! I loved it.
London is still my favorite place in the world, hands down.
We leave tonight and have a layover in Ireland (a 10 hour layover... ha ha ha. We're spending the night in the Dublin Airport. For real.) And then we're off to Washington DC!