I found some lovely little spots in London…

… and most of them probably only appeal to a handful of folks, but just in case you may be one of these people (hello!), here are some not-to-miss spots and why I like them.

 The view of the Thames and the Shard while crossing one of the bridges. I got out of the Tube, walked a couple of steps and saw this and it made me very happy.

The view of the Thames and the Shard while crossing one of the bridges. I got out of the Tube, walked a couple of steps and saw this and it made me very happy.

 The Tate Modern from the Wagamama window.

The Tate Modern from the Wagamama window.

 The actual Tate.

The actual Tate.

 The colorful walls in Neal's Yard. It took me and my friend a couple of turns around Covent Garden before finally getting here. 

The colorful walls in Neal's Yard. It took me and my friend a couple of turns around Covent Garden before finally getting here. 

 This cheeky mural tucked in one of the corners of Covent Garden (which we stumbled upon while looking for Neal's Yard).

This cheeky mural tucked in one of the corners of Covent Garden (which we stumbled upon while looking for Neal's Yard).

 Carnaby Street, the first shopping street I went to the day I got to London.

Carnaby Street, the first shopping street I went to the day I got to London.

 Easily the most beautiful store I ever walked into. I regret not taking photos of the flowers up front (there were too many people taking photos of the flowers…).

Easily the most beautiful store I ever walked into. I regret not taking photos of the flowers up front (there were too many people taking photos of the flowers…).

 This side of Shakespeare's Globe. I caught "Much Ado About Nothing" here for their Summer of Love run and it was beautiful.

This side of Shakespeare's Globe. I caught "Much Ado About Nothing" here for their Summer of Love run and it was beautiful.

 This bin I saw outside the Globe.

This bin I saw outside the Globe.

 And the Globe itself. The first thing on my list for London was a tour of the Globe in the morning and "Much Ado" in the afternoon.

And the Globe itself. The first thing on my list for London was a tour of the Globe in the morning and "Much Ado" in the afternoon.

 I had a good seat (didn't get myself a cushion)—it was interesting to see the people at the pit. Loved, the set <3

I had a good seat (didn't get myself a cushion)—it was interesting to see the people at the pit. Loved, the set <3

 This brick wall I found while looking for the Aesop near Borough Market.

This brick wall I found while looking for the Aesop near Borough Market.

 And this corner, which kind of reminds me of New York (but not). I really liked the red grillwork on the building to the right.

And this corner, which kind of reminds me of New York (but not). I really liked the red grillwork on the building to the right.

 The facade of St. Pancras, which I marveled at for a while, before realizing it was time for dinner and I was starving.

The facade of St. Pancras, which I marveled at for a while, before realizing it was time for dinner and I was starving.

 This display at the Petersham Nurseries outpost at Covent Garden. I wanted to buy everything. Look at all that distressed wood.

This display at the Petersham Nurseries outpost at Covent Garden. I wanted to buy everything. Look at all that distressed wood.

 And all the beautiful plants!

And all the beautiful plants!

 It was a shame I couldn't buy anything (I would have wanted to buy everything). I was thinking about taking home a candle or a box of incense but decided against it and took photos instead. I want to live in this store.

It was a shame I couldn't buy anything (I would have wanted to buy everything). I was thinking about taking home a candle or a box of incense but decided against it and took photos instead. I want to live in this store.

I hope you liked my tour of the city! Going through my photos makes me want to head straight back to the UK. Crossing my fingers tenfold that I really do find my way back there next year (I've got my eye on Edinburgh and Glasgow too!).