Copenhagen to London

I’ve decided I want to live in London for the rest of my life. This is not an over-reaction. I’ve always wanted to live in NYC, growing up in New Jersey, I loved the fast-paced hustle and bustle, the “be whoever, do whatever” mindset, but also work hard, play hard lifestyle. Now that I have been to London (for 2 days) I have the feeling that it’s like a bigger, more proper NYC. Let me explain:

Piccadilly Circus = Times Square

Hyde Park = Central Park

Camden Market = Canal St.

Harrod’s = Barney’s

Tea Time = Brunch Time (but with coffee)

Big Ben = Chrysler Building / Empire State

Tube = Subway

Soho = Soho

Storeditch = Downtown

Kensington = Upper West Side

Do you see the similarities? It’s shocking. You can’t unsee it. Anyway, I went with one of my friends from home. The first day we did all the sights: Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, and also the British Museum. We also had a brunch in the most beautifully decorated restaurant called Bourne & Hollingsworth. It was decked out with ceiling plants, palm tree couches, dark wooden tables, and white walls and floor boards.

   

The second day we decided to walk aroundand enjoythe little, local parts of the city. We also went to Camden Market for lunch (delicious, amazing, loved it), then the Tower Bridge, Harrod’s and Hyde Park. We were pretty exhausted by the end of the day so we rested up and then went to the famous Dishoom’s for dinner. It was almost an hour wait to get in, but it was worth it. And it was my friend’s first time trying Indian, which was fun to witness. After that we walked around Piccadilly Circus and Soho, which was loud and crazy and crowded but full of character and life and beauty if you diverted to the side streets. Overall, 10/10.

     

 

 

Anna O'Brian

My name is Anna O'Brian! I am currently a junior Marketing and Supply Chain major at the University of Maryland. This semester, Spring 2018, I will be studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark and I'm so excited for the many experience I'm about to gain!

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