I have always wanted to go to Europe. There is so much history and such a mix of cultures. I would love to be able to visit in person the places I had to learn about in history class my whole life. The first place in Europe I would like to visit is London, England.
London is a good place to start because they speak English, so at least there wouldn’t be a language barrier for me. I took French in high school, but I am hardly ready to break out my French in France. I also want to visit London because I love rainy/cloudy weather and drinking tea.
The first place I would visit is the London Library, which has over a million books. I would need two or three books to travel around the city with me so that whenever I get a a chance I can sit down and read. London seems like the kind of place where you should always have a book with you. I would also love to visit the British Museum, where I could learn about and see interesting things about European history.
I would love to take a cheesy double decker bus tour around London. I don’t usually love touristy stuff, but I would feel like I was missing out if I didn’t. It seems like the quintessential thing you have to do when you are in London. In that same vein I would want to go on the London Eye. I’m sure the lines are long and it’s expensive ($30 US dollars), but I think it would be so cool to see the view.
Of course at some point I would have to eat. I’m not too keen on fish and chips, but I would try it if I was there. One restaurant I would love to visit is Ottoleghi, which is known for Middle Eastern inspired vegetarian dishes. I would also stop many times every day to have tea. I like green and grey and every other kind of tea. Of course I would also need some dessert. I will make it a point to go to Gelupo for some blood orange granita gelato.
Please leave any comments about your favorite things to do and foods to eat in London!