On my second day in London, I headed over to Horse Guards Parade to watch some Olympics Beach Volleyball action. Unfortunately, USA was not playing but I still waved my little American flag around and chanted “USA, USA” when possible. The atmosphere was amazing! I would go to another Olympics just to experience it all over again. I would also love to go to a World Cup one day. The only bummer part is that since I bought tickets for Beach Volleyball and Soccer (in Newcastle), I could not go to Olympic Park since none of my sporting events were held there. I was looking forward to walking around there but oh well.
After the volleyball matches, I strolled over to Buckingham Palace for the Changing of the Guard. By the time I got there and found a spot, the action started… talk about perfect timing!
Afterwards, I was starving so I walked through Green Park and headed over to Oxford Street to grab lunch and walk around (aka go shopping). I love Oxford Street, honestly what girl wouldn’t love a street lined with amazing shopping and restaurants. I went to my first Topshop on Oxford Street! That’s something you never forget ha! In related news, they are opening a two story Topshop in the Houston Galleria this year, woohoo!
It was so nice to get to stay with family while in London. My two aunts live a house down from each other in Hounslow. They both work at Heathrow airport so they are less than 10 minutes away from work. This also means they are really close to Windsor, a cute town west of London and the home of Windsor Castle. My aunt loves taking day trips out to Windsor (I would too if I lived that close) so she took me out there one afternoon.
Nothing beats a quaint English town. Supposedly, real estate is super high there (like it’s not already high enough in England) and I can see why! James Blunt, Elton John, Jimmy Page all live or lived in Windsor. One of the cutest things in Windsor is The Crooked House of Windsor. It was constructed in 1592 (wow) and today is it a restaurant for anyone that wish to have afternoon tea there!
After an amazing few days in London, I headed to King’s Cross to catch my train to Newcastle. I loved everything about our trip to London and I will be back someday… soon!
Have you been to a world sporting event? How was your experience?