London, all I can say is wow- I love you rain and all. This is my new favorite city out of everywhere that I have traveled. I could sit and listen to the Brits talk all day long. They seemed to be surprised at how quick Americans are to speak (without taking the time to think prior) and how much louder we always seem to carry ourselves. I even witnessed a lot people choosing to read as they rode the Tube. I am completely drawn to how fast paced and business minded the city is. It is bubbling with opportunities. There was always something new to do or try whether it be Thai food, Indian food, or their afternoon tea. I appreciated their charming personalities and deliberate actions. I was always addressed as, "love" and I'm pretty sure my heart melted when I was told, "I love your accent love." I was so taken back I don't even know if he heard me say, "Wait.. I'm actually obsessed with yours." <3
We ended up seeing the Queen, Prince William, and Kate on the Queen's official birthday by complete chance and luck. We had no clue there was a celebration even going on but we just so happened to be walking through Green Park at the right time and place. As we baffled over why the park was so overly crowded, soldiers on horses began to run through the park. We sprinted after them, all the way to Buckingham Palace. The Palace was swarming with people and because of this, there wasn't enough room to get through the gate. We stuck our heads through the gate to see all three of the royals appear...I think I hit my peak.
Rooftop breakfast with a view of the entire city-I think yes. So worth getting up at 6 am to be there for a 7:30 breakfast reservation. We were surrounded by business professionals in their suits and ties, which gave us a hint that this place was a local CEO's favorite. We weren't wrong...the brekkie was so good. Despite the mimosa being 15 pounds (that hurt a little) and our entire meal being close to 50 pounds, it was evidently worth it. I ordered the duck and waffle, as one should at a place that is named Duck and Waffle. I was a little hesitant as to if the meal was going to actually live up to the hype (because at first thought duck and waffle does not sound like the most appetizing combination) but thankfully I was proven very wrong. If I could have that meal, view of the city, and breakfast companions for every morning for the rest of my life I would.