LONDON (PART I)


Buenos días fashionist@s y viajer@s!

Hoy os quiero mostrar fotos de una de mis últimas visitas a Londres, y aprovechar para contaros un poquito algo sobre la ciudad. Como sabéis hay un millón de sitios y por lo tanto un millón de recomendaciones posibles, por lo que haré dos entradas sobre Londres 🙂

Today I want to show you some pics of one of my last visits to London, and tell you a little something about the city. As you know there are a million of places to visit and therefore a million possible recommendations, so I’ll do two post about London ☺

Me resulta muy complicado en unos párrafos resumir cuáles serían mis recomendaciones respecto a un fin de semana en Londres, principalmente por todo lo que me voy a dejar fuera de las recomendaciones. En principio, obviaré (con excepciones) todo aquello que se visita por primera vez la ciudad y que está perfectamente descrito en cualquier guía: Oxford Street, Regent Street, Big Ben, Covent Garden, Hyde Park,  cambios de guardia en Buckingham Palace, todos los museos, Harrods, etc.

It is very difficult to summarize in a few paragraphs what would be my recommendations for a weekend in London, mainly for what I’m going to leave out of the recommendations. In principle, I will omit (with exceptions) all that is visited when you go for the first time, and is well described in any guide: Oxford Street, Regent Street, Big Ben, Covent Garden, Hyde Park, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, all the museums, Harrods, etc..

Como primera excepción de lo anterior, mencionaré la zona de Portobello y Notting Hill, imprescindible para ir los sábados por la mañana. Allí puedes pasear y localizar ropa y antigüedades que difícilmente puedas encontrar en cualquier parte del mundo, por lo que perderse por el mercadillo es altamente recomendable ( http://www.portobellomarket.org/ ). Para descansar de las compras y tomar una pinta os recomiendo el Prince Albert (http://www.the-prince-albert.co.uk/). Aprovechando la visita, y aunque reconozco que yo no soy mucho de parques, muy cerca de Portobello Road está Holland Park, un parque menos convencional que el resto, y que vale la pena visitar.  http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/leisureandlibraries/parksandgardens/yourlocalpark/hollandpark.aspx .

As first exception to the above, the areas of Portobello and Notting Hill, essential to go on Saturday morning. There you can walk around and find clothes and antiques that you can hardly find anywhere in the world, so lost in the market is highly recommended (http://www.portobellomarket.org/). For a break from shopping and grab a pint I’d recommend the Prince Albert (http://www.the-prince-albert.co.uk/). Taking advantage of the visit, and although I admit that I’m not much of parks, close to Portobello Road is Holland Park, a less conventional than the rest, and that is worth visiting. http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/leisureandlibraries/parksandgardens/yourlocalpark/hollandpark.

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De ahí, una buena opción es desplazarse hacia al sur a la zona de Chelsea para perderse por la zona y asombrarse con los “casoplones” y “cochazos” de los famosos de Londres. Por la zona, viven o han vivido, Madonna, Hugh Grant, Mick Jagger, Kylie Minogne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Middleton o la difunta Margaret Tatcher (RIP). Kings Road fue lo que pateamos en nuestra última visita. Impresionante calle con infinidad de tiendas donde la exclusividad es la principal característica. Nos sorprendió gratamente porque nunca antes lo habíamos visto y porque había bastante menos turismo que en cualquiera de las calles comerciales del centro.

Continuará…. ☺

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After Holland Park, a good option is to move south to the Chelsea area to walk around its streets and alleys and to admire the “great houses” and “great cars” of the celebrities from London.There, live or have lived, Madonna, Hugh Grant, Mick Jagger, Kylie Minogne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Middleton and Margaret Thatcher (RIP). Kings Road was what kicked on our last visit. Impressive street with many shops where exclusivity is the main feature. We were pleasantly surprised because we never before had seen it and because is a non touristic area, very different of shopping streets in the center of the city.

To be continued …. ☺

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Thanks for reading!!!

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