One of my favorite artist’s paintings, Sandro Botticelli, at the National Gallery in London

Hmmm…I recall James Bond in Skyfall looking at this painting!
Although this wasn’t my first trip to Europe, it was my first trip to England. I have a lot of ancestors from all over England and I couldn’t wait to visit. Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, the Royals, Westminster Abbey, scones with clotted cream, Beatrix Potter, Charles Dickens, Harry Potter, Burberry, castles, and the list goes on and on! We were in London for a week and fit in as much as we possibly could. It was a Sugared Lemon’s dream vacation.

The places we visited in London:

Georgian House Hotel
Stay in a secret, hidden Wizard Chamber

Hampton Court
See where the scandalous lives of England’s elite occurred

Hyde Park and Liberty London
Stroll, shop, and eat the Londoner’s way

London Bridge and the Tower of London
Be careful, you may lose your head

Peggy Porschen Cakes and Parlour
Dine on Glorious Victoria Cake among the pink and floral parlour

While we were in England, we also visited Gloucestershire for my darling friend’s wedding at Berkeley Castle. On our way there, we stayed a night at the De Vere Tortworth Court.