Visiting the great city of London, England was always a dream/goal of mine. I didn’t know how soon it would be nor that I would be there with two of my closest friends Shaheed and Nehemiah. My main reason for going was to experience London Fashion week first hand. Although I would be going for the last two days It was a something I wanted to partake in. Needless to say I didn’t want to come back.
London as a whole has a lot character. Three words I would use to describe London would be alive, fast, and royal. Compared to America it’s a mix of Philadelphia, New York and Washington D.C. in my eyes. Philadelphia for its new/old town structure, communities, tough, gritty and independent artist. New York for its fast pace atmosphere, diversity, fashion capital and big city. D.C. for it’s museums, history and hows its protecting its Queen (White House aka Buckingham Palace).
As far as shopping there were too many options. I explored all around London with a London native La Touche who I recently met during my trip to New York. He took me everywhere, via walking or the London Underground which might be one of the easiest train systems I ever used. I didn’t buy much from these stores mainly because one, I didn’t have that much space in my lugagge to take things back with me and two the customer service sucked. My mother always told me if you walk into a store and they don’t speak then don’t buy anything from them. Thanks Mom for saving me money lol.
Before going I heard much distaste about the food over there but everything I ate was actually very good. Maybe because I like pretty much anything except for these Turkish pancakes that were suggested to me.
It’s always good to learn about and experience new cultures. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to do so in the great city of London. May it be the first of many more trips to come. - K.R.T.
DAY 1 : Tourist Attractions
DAY 2: Picture perfect at Harrods
DAY 3: Meeting the London Friends
DAY 4 & 5: The King Visits The Queen
Stay tuned for the next A King’s Journey……….