Exploring London

May, 2019 3 day itinerary

Canary Wharf, Covenant Garden and Jack the Ripper

Duration: 3 days, 4 nights
Coffee’s Drank: 8

My whole goal for this London trip was to spend time with my daughter and have her be my tourist guide. I wanted to do things I’d never done before and imagine my surprise when we did! 
I didn’t want to spend much money on this portion of my trip and not having to pay for a hotel helped with this.
The coffee…oh sweet blessed coffee. I’m so glad the family Ayla was staying with had a French press and that there were literally coffee shops on every corner!

Discovering new places, exploring all the corners and sounds…it’s what made this trip so special. For instance – in Greenich, we walked around the Royal Observatory and found ourselves listening to a violin concert.

Best Food & Coffee

1. 2 Girls’ Cafe

First coffee once hitting London was at this Vegan cafe in Peckham Rye. I’ve never had a vegan coffee but so so good 😉 

2. The Ivy House

A pint of beer, a heaping plate of fish and chips…yes please! First night there, we visited a pub close to where Ayla is staying. Best meal ever!

3. Greenwich Food Market

Go to the Greenwich market and get ready…from coffee to ice cream to doughnuts and food trucks. You have to taste everything and arrive hungry…and you’ll want to get ice cream. Trust me on this.

Day 1

First full day in London was spent exploring Greenwich. From the market to the shops along the streets to the walking through the Royal Navy College, I wish we’d spent longer there. After some pizza, coffee and ice cream, we took a boat tour down the Thames.

Day 2

Charing Cross and the British Museum, mixed in with some great clothes shopping, people watching and more. After reading so many historical romances where Covent Gardens were featured – being here, walking through the area – it wasn’t what I’d imagined. 




Day 3

When you are on vacation, you don’t always have to be ‘on the go’. You can relax, take some time to rest up…you’ll still see everything and feel like you explored. Take different kind of tours, view the sites in the evening…you’ll be amazed at how different they look.


Below are a few of my favorite tours to do in London…just click and book!

Having tea on a bus while you see the sites…count me in!

If you are a foodie, you’ll want to do this tour.

If you want to walk through the East End and visit all the Jack the Ripper sites…this is the best way

And who doesn’t want to take those Instragram photos!

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