Crossing the Pond

Tomorrow, I’ll be on the red eye to London.

This city was the first place my Dad took me to Europe as a pre-double digit child. Where my plane landed when I studied at Oxford. Where my Grand Tour of Europe began. Yet what surprises me every time I touch down in Heathrow is how much there is to learn, how much I want to see in a short period of time. In the coming weeks I’ll be posting about my trip to London and Dublin, so check back for details on my summer trip.

Big Ben

For now, here are some of my favorite past posts about London and England.

Restaurant Review: Electric Brasserie – Twitter followers pointed me in the direction of Electric Brasserie, a buzzing restaurant on Portobello Road where I enjoyed oysters, a hearty steak sandwich, and more.

Restaurant Report: Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – My last trip to London included a sidetrip to Oxford, where I indulged in a very special lunch at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir.

Springtime Snapshots: A spring trip to London brought me to Kew Gardens, where this proud peacock displayed his beauty all afternoon.

Back to Where It All Began: Photos from my return trip to Oxford, a few years after spending the summer studying in this fascinating city.

Photo Essay: Travel Inspiration: The lead photograph for this photo essay is of Westminster Abbey in London, set against a crisp autumn sky.

Readers – have any favorites in London to share? Anything you think I should investigate on my trip?

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