8.06.2012

Hello England!

Next month is an extremely special month for me. As I had already mentioned that I'm going to the UK for university, I wasn't sure until recently which city I would be moving to. But now that everything is set in stone, I'm officially going to Cambridge! 

Not gonna bore you with the details, so let's get into the nitty gritty of this post. Basically I'm going to be in London for about a week before I move into my dorm. I've never been to the UK before so this is super exciting for me. I've been doing tons of research on places to go to, and of course I've noted all of the places I'd like to visit in my book.


Things I need to do while in London:
  1. Take pictures of The Ritz and the travel bookshop in Notting Hill.
  2. Get a vintage pair of sunglasses from Camden Market.
  3. Get on London Eye.
  4. Have lunch at the pub.
  5. Go to Oxford Street.
  6. Go to Covent Garden.
  7. Go to Carnaby Street.
  8. Get a Beatles style Abbey Road picture.
  9. Don't get lost in a tube station.
  10. Go to Liberty, Selfridges and Harrods.
  11. Take crap ton of pictures.
  12. Ride a double decker bus!

Yes, I'm aware that the things on my list are so cheesy and touristy but oh my goddddd, I'm SO psyched for this trip. I have to say that Notting Hill is on top of my list because it is one of my favorite films. I nearly crapped my pants when I found out that travel bookshop actually exists. Maybe I'll find my Will Thacker or even Spike! &#@!#! (Clearly I've gone insane, if you can't tell)

Since most of my readers are from the UK, I need you guys' help! What are your favorite places in London and Cambridge? Please do let me know! I've already jotted down all of the touristy places that I'd like to visit but I'd love to know your favorite places to shop, eat and just walk around.


43 comments:

  1. loved reading all of the things you want to do in the uk, i live close to london and i still act like a tourist and get lost in the tube station! hope you have a great time xxx

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    1. haha i'm so gonna get lost in the tube station! x

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  2. Congratulations! Aw ace your going to Cambridge (your very intelligent I assume). I stay in the UK as well but not in England. Hope you have a good time! x

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    1. I'm going to Cambridge the city, not the university haha. i wish! x

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  3. ahhh I'm so jealous! I love England so much <3 don't worry about looking like a tourist, just relax and have fun!
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  4. So, so, so, so jealous! Going to steal this list for my own when I one day go! Wish I could give you some places to go, but alas I don't know of any. Your list seems killer and I hope you have an extraordinary time!

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    1. thanks for writing out this lovely comment :) i really appreciate it! x

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  5. Ooh good luck! What will you be studying at Cambridge? I live right in between Cambridge and London so know them both pretty well and I go to uni in London. Cambridge is a lovely city- make sure you go punting in the summer! And that's a great list of stuff to do in London. Hope you have fun
    Daniella x

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    1. thanks, I'm gonna be studying business :) not the uni of cambridge though haha. i'm only doing a foundation year there. x

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  6. Wow Cambridge! Congrats dear! ;) I wanna go to UK soon.. :D

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    xoxo

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    1. the UK seems so awesome, you should come! x

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    2. I would! Hehehe By the way, you have a Liebster Award in my blog. Please check it out. :)

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  7. thank you for your comment! you're so sweet :)
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  8. congratulations Cambridge is nice place, you're so lucky!
    good luck

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  9. Aw good luck with Uni! Cambridge is a beautiful university - you can go punting down the river there and its lovely in summer
    As for London - Covent Garden is one of my favourite places - also the chocolate/tea shop called 'Choccy Woccy Doo Dah' is a must visit :) xx

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    1. I'm not going to the university of Cambridge, just the city. Haha. But thanks for the recommendation, i'll check em out! :)

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  10. No words can describe how jealous I am right now! You are going to love England! :)

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  11. your'll love living in london :) my favorite places are camden and the south bank xx

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  12. I just got back from england! I loved it, and trust me you'll be fine on the tube - it is the easiest thing in the world to use, I didn't get lost once! I definitely recommend going to St. Paul's Cathedral and climbing up to the very top - it is exhausting but worth it! Also, right beside the cathedral is this French cafe called Paul which is really yummy.

    Anyway, good luck and pack lots of warm clothes!
    xo Brit

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    1. Thank you! I'm really hoping it won't be too cold over there :) x

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  13. AMAZING blog! I LOVE IT.
    Wanna follow each other?

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  14. Good luck! I love London, the city is always buzzing with life, something is always going on. And OH.MY.GOLLY. Is there an actual travel book shop from the film notting hill? I laarvve that movie. Like, love love love it. Back in the day when hugh grant was still dashing :') I'm a new follower, you can check out and follow my blog if you wish at www.rollerbladesandvintage.blogspot.com

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    1. I love that movie too! I freaked out when I found out about the bookshop. Your comment made my day hahaha :) x

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  16. Hello! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award please hop over to my blog for the rules<3

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  17. have fun! xx

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  18. You have to visit a restaurant called 'Bills' in Cambridge - it's so gorgeous and vintage, it's just amazing! Also definitely take the time to go punting, so much fun!
    Take a day trip from London down to Brighton - it's only about an hour and a half on the train and one of the most amazing places in the UK, so special :)
    have fun!
    liv x
    http://livflorence.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thanks for the recommendations! i just looked up Bills on google, it's so cute! :)
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  19. Hellos I have nominated you for the Leibster award x the rules are on my channel! ❤

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  20. They are great places to go! Good luck!x

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  21. enjoy London!
    i tagged you in the Leibster Blog Award... questions and rules on my blog :)

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  22. Ahhh the book shop from Notting Hill!!! So jealous :)

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  23. Enjoy London :) xxx

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  24. i'm going to camebridge in september!! so exited! :)

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    1. cool :) are you gonna study there as well? x

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  25. I live near London and will be at uni in London this year you will love it! I never get bored of going there and there is so much to see and do - you have a great list of things! If you go to East London you can go to Brick Lane and Spitalfields Markets which has loads of food stalls and so many vintage shops! :) Good luck!
    I am not following your blog xx

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  26. There's a little shop in Cambridge called ARK which I loved! Here's a link to ARK's facebook page :http://www.facebook.com/arkcambridge You can buy really cute pillows and teacups and things there! There's also a pretty good shopping centre in the middle of Cambs:)
    In terms of London, I've heard Wahacka in Covent Garden is meant to be really good for food!

    Have a great trip:)

    Aoifexx
    piesandlies.blogspot.ie

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  27. i popped into ARK today and you're right! everything's so cute there. i might even go tomorrow to check out more of their stuff :) x

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  28. Hey! I just stumbled across your blog and reading this has made me really excited for you. Not gonna lie, I have been thinking about transferring to a university in the UK (I'm from the United States) but to just imagine starting all by myself in a whole new country is terrifying to me. I hope you accomplish everything you set out to do, and you have just received a new follower :) Good luck in school

    Lauren

    nonsenseandnostalgia.blogspot.com

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