April 4, 2011, we arrive in London after a long, sleepless flight and a cranky toddler, a splendid beginning to our adventure:) The lack of rest and lack of lifts in London’s metro stations make it difficult to be happy about schlepping 5 pieces of luggage plus Niko’s stroller but we’re determined to get to the apartment as soon as humanly possible. We finally make it to the flat in Camden Town and are excited to be welcomed by our lovely host, Shara who shows us her fantastic place with a kid’s bedroom, just perfect for Niko and his much needed nap.
Camden Town is an inner city district in northwest London and a must-see place for sure! It features London’s most popular open-air and indoor markets with its own distinctive flavours, tiny shops, lively bars and plenty of eateries. We really enjoyed our stay in this part of town, it reminded us of Kensigton market in Toronto, only a thousand times bigger:) It’s multicultural vibe and ethnic symbols throughout, made us feel right at home.
Due to our short stay (of 3 days only) we were unable to see everything London has to offer but it does have a daunting range of sites and attractions one can choose from. Niko’s favourites were definitely the zoo and London’s green spaces, all great for unwinding or running around and chasing squirrels. All the parks we visited were fantastic with botanical gardens, ponds or playgrounds, apparently there are more than 3,000 parks and open spaces in the city.
In short, it was a great trip, definitely worth spending some English pounds:)
To see all our pictures from London please go here. Here is a video from our trip to London.
Also, visit our interactive travel map here to see where we have been so far. Zoom in to see each location with our points of interest.
What are your impressions of London. Let us know. Thanks