Speedboats and St. Paul’s

On the last day of my trip, I crammed in as much as I possibly could. So grab a cup of tea (or coffee!) and sit tight. This post is going to be picture heavy.

I’m gonna warn you in advance, the majority of these pictures were taken on an iPhone. For obvious reasons, I didn’t want to bring my camera out on a speedboat…Enjoy?

For forever, I’d been wanting to visit the British Library. I had been waiting ALL TRIP to go, because I love libraries, books, and the tranquility of the environment.

Unfortunately..I had to have a library card to access most of the library, so I could only visit the atrium and study areas, which was still beautiful!

I stopped in the cafe for some tea and breakfast.

After, I stopped at St. Pancras station for some final shopping. If you’ve never been to St. Pancras station, I’d recommend going in. It’s a beautiful spot.

After a morning of shopping, I purchased some lunch and had myself a mini picnic in Green Park.

I walked over to Trafalgar Square to meet up with a friend. Something I love about London is that you can sit anywhere in the city, and you’ll get a lovely view and wonderful people-watching opportunities.

 

For my last day, my friend had planned something special, something I had never done before. He left it as a surprise until the very last minute. But boy, he knew how to end a trip.

Instead of your typical Thames cruise, we got to enjoy a speedboat tour.

We got a great shot of the Marriott Hotel from the water. I reminisced those lovely scones from the day before as we sped past.

The speedboat was such a great way to see the skyline-buildings.

Once we passed Tower Bridge, we were advised to put all electronics away, since the boat increased speed. I didn’t want to lose my phone to the Thames! We passed the Bank District and almost made it to Greenwich before we turned back around.

To finish the evening, we ended up at the One New Change rooftop. If you’ve never been, you should definitely go!

It’s a gorgeous spot. There’s a nice bar at the top. There is a dress code, and the line is long. If you want to go to the bar, I’d recommend getting there early!

But if you don’t go to the bar, you’re still able to see this view (for free!), which is what we did.

The hardest part about visiting London for me is leaving. Without fail, I always end up crying on the flight home. This city is my second home, and it holds such a dear spot in my heart. No doubt I’ll be back again soon. Until next time, London Town.

Mary Jane xx

 

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