16 Aug London: Red+Brick
After visiting Buckingham Palace, we took our first double decker bus ride to Chelsea. Will was super exciting to grab the first row seats on the upper deck. I would have to say travelling on bus is one of the best activities we had done in London, we got to see much more and explore the city like locals. We intended to get off at the closest stop to the restaurant I booked for lunch but at the end we decided to get off earlier to stroll around Chelsea. Chelsea is a lovely area with eptiome of boutique shops and cafes. From Jo Malone to Conran Shop, you name it and it’s there. We then had a fabulous lunch in a Michelin starred restaurant – Medlar. Stay tuned for review coming up later.
We spent the afternoon in the Victoria & Albert Museum. It’s a must visit for those who appreciate art and design and it’s even better if you can spend some tea time in their cafe – the world’s first museum cafe. Their to-go coffee cups are some of the prettiest ones I have ever seen.
And how could we not stop by the signature Harrods? I almost got lost on the ground floor with endless counters of cosmetics and accessories. Finally we made our way down to the food hall and stocked up some loose tea leaves. Mission accomplished.
Ever get lost?
Download Google offline London city map on your mobile phone and it will come in handy anywhere you go. I kept my phone in flight mode but the GPS signal was still on so I would never get lost and cost me any data. To know where and how to get on the right bus is very easy as well. There are many free WIFI spots in the city so you can just google the place that you want to go and select to commute by bus. Voila, it gives you all the results and options to take public transportation. Trust me this is going to save you a lot of time on finding a place on a paper map and gives you way more time back to do sightseeing.