Our second day in London was even more of a whirlwind than the first! You might want to make yourself a cup of tea and settle in for this post. 😉 We had a pretty long list of things we wanted to do on our second day in the city and pretty much tackled them all! One thing that was high up on my to-do list was to wander around Notting Hill. I went on my last trip and knew I needed to see it again! All of the colorful houses are just too cute for words. I seriously want to live in one of the pink ones!
We grabbed breakfast at the most charming little spot in Notting Hill called Eggbreak (thanks to the Londoner for the reccomendation!), and it was SO delicious. I had an amazing egg sandwich, and Dave went with the pancakes. It was amazing! They also had bottomless coffee, so we sat around for a couple hours just enjoying the fact that we were in Notting Hill brunching on a weekday. Then we strolled around all the adorable pastel houses and hit up the Portobello Market, which was really fun to see! I loved all of the charming antique shops. I could have wandered around for hours!
To walk off our rather indulgent brunch, we made our way on foot over to Hyde Park to check out Kensington Palace and gardens. Kensington Palace is the official residence for most of the royal family, but unfortunately we didn’t have any Kate or Will sightings. 🙁 Fall foliage was in full swing in the park, which made for the perfect spot to snap a few photos. It was such a lovely way to spend a fall afternoon!
From there, we headed to the Wallace Restaurant at the Wallace Collection museum for afternoon tea. So many of the options for afternoon tea were pretty pricy, so we settled on this one because it was only 20 pounds! If you’re looking for a traditional tea on a budget, I can’t recommend this place more. The restaurant is in the stunning courtyard of the museum that has the dreamiest high ceilings. Plus, it’s painted the most perfect shade of blush pink. It doesn’t get any better!!
To end our whirlwind day, we watched the sunset over Tower Bridge. This was Dave’s idea, and boy was it a good one! We made it to the bridge just at golden hour, and the sunset was pretty magical. If you’re ever in London, definitely try to catch a sunset from the Tower Bridge, you won’t forget it!