The biggest highlight for me in London was doing the London Eye champagne experience. Definitely worth it! I had booked this previously on Viator and coordinated it so that I could go on it with my cousin, his friend, my friend Jill and her mom and daughter. It was so amazing to be able to share that experience with all of them. Seeing familiar faces while traveling alone feels really good! We got to have two glasses of champagne while going all the way up above London. The views were beautiful! I think the ticket cost me about $50, but it was well worth it in my opinion. It's one of those one in a lifetime experiences.
After that I wandered around more on Regents & Oxford to do a little shopping. I have to admit walking around this day was a struggle and I was a sweaty mess. Well to be honest I was always a sweaty mess. Ha! Sorry to share, but it's the truth. It got really hot in London. It didn't rain there once. There were several times during this trip when I had to head back to the hotel to change and freshen up because the heat was getting to me. I felt like I didn't pack enough summer clothes because the temps before I left showed that they would always be in the 70s. London definitely hit in the 80s while I was there. For my last night, I went to back to Notting Hill to check it out again and then stayed for dinner at one of the pubs over there. It was a great end to stay.
I felt very safe in London. I took the tube up until 9:30 at night and then ubers after. Everyone that I met was friendly and helpful. There were so many photos to go through so this ended up taking me longer than expected. I thought it might be too much of an overload if I did both this and my Paris Diary in the same week, so that one is coming up next! I hope that you guys enjoyed this and that it gives you a good idea of some of the things that you can do when visiting London. 4 nights was a decent amount of time for me to do most things, although I do wish that I had a few more days to explore a couple of other areas. I was pretty much out and about all day every day so that I could make the most of my time. I took the Eurostar train from London to Paris and it was only a 2 hour ride. I ended up losing my neck pillow somewhere in that station!
London will always hold a very special place in my heart. <3