A handful of highlights

In addition to Sister Day 2014, I had the immense priviledge and pleasure of having my sister in town for almost three whole weeks and as a result, the last three weeks have been a magical blur of sisterly fun around Londontown (and in a few other places – more posts to come on those).

Elevator selfie to kick off the fun.
Elevator selfie to kick off the fun.

Here is a plethora of the London highlights (gah, there were so many!) of sister time in the city:

Maltby Street Market: Another wonderous food market, Maltby is a teeny tiny alleyway of a market but as we all know, size is not always indicative of greatness. Highlights: Brazilian grilled steak, chicken and veggie wraps, coxinhas (chicken croquettes) and Little Bird gin cocktails.

Maltby Market on a Sunday
Maltby Market on a Sunday – full of happy people…
Pink Grapefruit G&T by Lady Bird Gin and Hiver Beer (urban bee honey beer)
Pink Grapefruit G&T and a Bloody Mary by Little Bird Gin.
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Hiver Beer (urban bee honey beer) and coxinha.
What a cutie!
What a cutie!

Tower Bridge: a London must-see, so we saw.

Strike a pose.
Striking a pose.

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The British Museum: I had never ever been to the British Museum and I will have to go back! It is such an immense space full of all kinds of treasures. We wandered around probably 20% of the museum in the couple of hours we were there.

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Afternoon Tea: one of the most enjoyable British traditions – we indulged not once, not twice but thrice! The first time was at Bluebird in Chelsea (which you can read about here). The second time was at the Kingsway Hall Hotel near Holborn (a hop, skip and a jump from the British Museum).

The afternoon tea expert
The afternoon tea expert.
Who needs dinner when you have tea and treats?
Who needs dinner when you have tea and treats?

The third place we went was the Cavendish in Mayfair (tube stop: Green Park). We made this tea time a grander affair and included friends and family alike.

Group mirror selfie.
Group mirror selfie.
Scones, sammies and sweets.
Scones, sammies and sweets.
Tea for two times three.
Tea for two times three.

Camden Market: funky fresh market full of fun and outrageous things. Things to do: shop the super cute tanks and tees in all the different clothing stands, sip on bubble tea at Chaboba, nosh on delicious food at Gilgamesh and PEOPLE WATCH (East London is the best for this activity).

My husband photobombs my life. Most of the time, I like it.
My husband photobombs my life. I like it, most of the time.

Brew Wharf: outdoor pub near Borough Market (tube stop: London Bridge) which is perfect for a cool drink after a long day of sightseeing.

Summer in the city… Finally.

Big Ben: another must-see in London.

The sun never sets on the British Empire...
The sun never sets on the British Empire…

Buckingham Palace: We went to see the Queen but there was some sort of miscommunication and alas, no visit was scheduled. We scouted for corgis and were equally disappointed. Next time.

The only thing separating me from the Queen and her corgis.
The only thing separating me from the Queen and her corgis.
The Queen respects attitude and her corgis love it.

Ping Pong: my fave fave dim sum stop in London. And my fave little sister took me out to lunch one day to break up the monotony of creating transaction bibles and amending documents.

Ladies who lunch.
Ladies who lunch.
We mojito at midday.
We mojito at midday.

Next stop: Nice for a nice wedding!

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