I left Italy and jumped on a plane and invited the boyfriend along. He met me at Heathrow and together we explored London.
Our first day was tame compared to the rest of the trip, but it was still pretty magical.
We walked the streets.
Found a cute cafe for lunch.
Then we ate some burgers which were amazingly good.
I was tired and hungry so I forgot to take a picture before we started eating. I blame it on the early flight!
After lunch we checked into the lovely apartment where we were going to stay. It was a tiny studio but in a wonderful neighborhood. (Thanks Airbnb!)
Then we set out for The Shard.
If I learned anything about myself this past month, it's that I sort of love anything with a view.
These views didn't require climbing a bunch of narrow stairs, and despite the foggy weather, they were amazing.
We grabbed a quick dinner on the way back to our apartment and fell into bed. All in all, it was a good way to start the trip.