Submitted by Cristina Buaas
This past July, my family and I journeyed to London to see the city and drop off my daughter at the London School of Economics. Our lovely trip started off at the Milestone, a charming, well located hotel with a uniquely British feel. With a delicious breakfast buffet offering plentiful egg and pastry options and a bountiful afternoon tea with champagne, scones, and finger sandwiches it is safe to say that this hotel satisfied our foodie cravings!
In addition, the entirety of the hotel staff were helpful and constantly greeting their guests with a warm welcome. After fighting off our jetlag, we embarked on our first day of touring on a remarkably sunny and warm day for London! With our Blue Badge tour guide driving us around the city and giving us a fabulous tour at each museum or monument, we really got a great feel for the city and our tour was personalized for our family!
From the changing of the guards to the Churchill War Rooms to the British Museum, our guide provided meaningful commentary that would have been missed had we been on our own. With regard to food, London has a plethora of cuisines ranging from traditional British (fish and chips!) to Japanese, Indian, Lebanese, and many more!
Furthermore, this walkable city has a multitude of lovely parks to sit and have a picnic or go for a nice stroll. For those who love to shop, check out Oxford and Carnaby Street for blocks and blocks of great shopping! Overall, London is a bustling, international city with something for the history buff, the foodie, the shopper, the theatre lover, or whatever your travel personality.