So as most of you know, I’m an American girl but I’ve been living in England for most of the last two years (and in London specifically for the last month)! I thought I’d share a little bit about a day in my life. If my life is interesting enough (hah), I might do more of these posts in the future!
My alarm goes off at an UNGODLY hour (6:30am) and pick up my daily dose of Starbucks. I don’t understand why, but the hot chocolate at Starbucks in the UK is significantly different than in the US. I prefer the US hot chocolate, but the UK hot chocolate is still pretty good!
Then I make my way to St Pancras International, where I hop on the high speed train to Canterbury West. Although I live in London, I go to university in Canterbury, which means I have to commute! Yuck! The train takes about 50 minutes. When it’s a 7:40am train ride, I usually end up sleeping!
Now it’s time for a trek from the Canterbury West strain station up to campus. Luckily it’s such a pretty walk!
I usually only have one class a day. This term I’m taking: video game design, managers and organisations, and digital visual effects & post production. I also have the occasional lecture about my final year project.
After class, it’s time to head back to London! Since I’m more awake at this point, I usually read on the train ride back.
This is totally just another photo of St Pancras International, but I forgot to take a photo at Canterbury West station!
Before heading home, I hop on the Underground and swing by Picadilly Circus for a little adventure!
I head down the street to Waterstones Bookstore. This particular Waterstones on Picadilly is Europe’s largest bookshop! It used to be a department store, so it’s laid out very much like one. They have six whole floors of books and over 8.5 miles of shelving!
After browsing through the young adult section, I walk a few minutes down the street to Hatchards bookstore. Hatchards is London’s oldest bookshop (established in 1797). It’s such a cute store with several floors and this really cool staircase. Also apparently J.K Rowling has done a signing there. She should totally do another one… *hint hint*
It’s getting late and I’m getting hungry, so I walk a short distance to Nando’s! This is one restaurant that NEEDS to come to the US! There are actually nine restaurants in the US (supposedly), but I think they’re all on the east coast, so they obviously need more on the west. This place is seriously amaaaaazing! If you like chicken (who doesn’t??) then you’d love it!
Just taking a stroll down Regent Street on my way back to the Underground…
And finally, it’s time to head back home! Snuggle up, whip out the Kindle, do a bit of blogging, you know the drill!
Thanks for reading!
Let me know if you’d be interested in seeing more of these posts. 🙂