24 Hours in London

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Wearing: Asos embroidery dress, Chanel Boy bag, Toga Pulla bootsElizabeth and James ringJennifer Myer ring.

From Antigua’s paradise we flew to London via NYC. We only stopped for one night in NYC to stay at a hotel close to JFK airport (Radisson Hotel JFK Airport), but that was plenty of time for bed bugs to get us. In all of my years backpacking and travelling I had never experienced the frustration of bed bug bites before, and can now empathise with so many wanderers.

Our hotel room in London (at The Cavendish) welcomed us with sweeping views over London while being on the door step to the most central part of the city. With less than 24 hours in London this was vital for us to make the most of every moment while still catching up with friends, on laundry and skyping home.

Dating a foodie (aka Food Feels) definitely has its perk with him introducing me to new brunch and lunch spots around each city I thought I was already familiar with. One of his favourites is The Breakfast Club in Soho, but I still prefer Dishoom in Shoreditch.

Photos by James Thompson

  • Reichel

    I really love London! Beautiful pics :)

    http://www.paseandoamissreichel.com

  • isida

    Awwww I love the Breakfast Club..there’s one in Shoreditch too if you want to compare the two ;)

    http://www.isidahorncastle.com

  • Ana

    Stunning London! In love with your style :)

    fashionparislover.blogspot.com

  • http://www.tiphainesdiary.com Tiphaine

    oh god, this bed bug story is horrible!! happy to hear you only had to stay one night there…

    nice London shots by the way, makes me wanna go back :)

    x tiphaine
    http://www.tiphainesdiary.com

  • http://madelinefedmont.com Madeline Fedmont

    London is so pretty. Paris and London were on the top of my travel list, I’ve visited Paris last month and hope to visit London later this year :)

    http://www.madelinefedmont.com/chateaux-loire-valley/

  • Natali

    Beautiful photo diary! London is one of my favourite places in the world!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • http://www.thestylecircus.net/ Laiyin

    One of my absolute favourite cities on earth! And love the breakfast at the breakfast club!

    Love from Munich, L

    THESTYLECIRCUS.net

  • http://www.creativityandchocolate.com/ Eva (Creativity & Chocolate)

    Lovely photos. I’ve never been to London before but it must be such a great city! xx

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.com

  • Cristina Gomez

    I’m so sorry about the bed bugs, it must be awful.

    Loving the London pics!

    http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com.es/

  • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk DuchessOfFashion

    I can’t believe you were able to take pictures in Piccadilly! It’s awful there, way too many tourists. Hope you enjoyed your stay here. :)

    http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk

  • Rachel Sanders

    Looks amazing! I don’t live too far from London but I am not able to go much! Wish I could go more.

    http://www.rachelsfashionpatch.blogspot.com

  • SweetMona
  • http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk/ Jessica Rose

    Blimey the hotel must be riddled with them…if you received so many after one night…I hope the hotel sort something else out pronto! ;(
    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

  • Anja

    Amazing photography!

    http://toujoursanja.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.shopdisowned.com/ dani

    Ah! Bedbugs are one thing I do NOT miss about NYC – so sorry you had to encounter them! What a shame.
    Your photos of Oxford Circus remind me of so, so many memories from when I went to school right there! London is glorious, isn’t it? Can’t wait to try out that brunch spot sometime :)

    <3 dani
    http://blog.shopdisowned.com

  • Whitney V

    So happy you like my home!! How funny, I just took some pictures the other day in Piccadilly Circus putting my hands up in the air too, such a happy place to be! Beautiful pictures, come back soon xxx

    Love,
    Whitney

    http://www.whitneyswonderland.com

  • http://thefashannmonster.blogspot.com/ Shannon V

    Ugh, I’ve experienced bed bugs a couple of times. Not fun. So I always carry around stuff to deter them she I travel. Rubbing tiger balm on your legs at night also works. Anyway, nice photos. The view is stunning!

    TFM BLOG

  • Avanti

    Lovely pictures of London and even better outfit.
    Totally in love with the dress you are wearing. Such a great Asos find. Must buy one for myself before summer comes to Sydney.

  • Eline

    Love the pictures of London! I’ve been there once and seeing this I want to go back so badly!

    http://www.elineous.blogspot.nl

  • Victoria
  • Jane
  • http://currentlywearing.com/ Currently Wearing

    I am sorry to hear you had to put up with bed bugs;-( what an unpleasant experience! I hope you will spend a great time in London now;-)
    XX
    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com

  • ediot

    cannot wait to go back there for fashion week.
    amazing city
    thanks for sharing these great shots

    | e d i o t |

    x

  • http://themutesalute.wordpress.com The Mute Salute

    Beautiful pictures, London is such a lovely place. The bed bugs sound terrible, hope you’re well.

  • Holly Rose

    Always love to visit london when i can, such a beautiful city! Lovely pictures xx
    Holly // http://the-twins-wardrobe.blogspot.com/

  • Paulina Villalpando

    I cannot believe the hotel had bedbugs! That is so disgusting! Poor you. I love the London shots, that breakfast at the Breakfast club looks so good! http://www.thepaarblog.com/

  • Michèle

    wonderful photos and I am still absolutely in love with that dress

    http://www.thefashionfraction.com

    http://www.thefashionfraction.com

  • http://www.itsaboutla.fr/ It’s About L.A

    Great photos, such a beautiful place!

    L.A

    http://www.itsaboutla.fr/

  • http://thefablioness.blogspot.com Karina Cretu

    amazing photos! Totally love your dress, can`t believe it is from asos. I would love to see photos with you and your boyfriend.
    NEW POST on http://thefablioness.blogspot.com

  • Sean Soo

    WOW…. What a nice photo with your white dress on.
    Have a safe trip in London. See you!

  • Elizabeth Hawn

    great photos! love your dress

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

  • http://emmastyleguide.blogspot.com Emma H

    I love all these photos london looks absolutely breathtaking. I wish I could go there!!
    emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

  • YVESPINK

    Beautiful pictures, love it

    http://yvespink.wordpress.com

  • http://mividabonitaa.blogspot.nl/ Savannah Giersthove

    God I love this city x

    http://mividabonitaa.blogspot.nl/

  • http://www.mediamarmalade.com/ mediamarmalade

    Fab snaps, it’s always nice seeing your city through the lens of a visitor :) Seriously love the white dress, very tempted to buy it myself :)

    melx

    http://www.mediamarmalade.com/

  • http://www.intotheblonde.com/ intotheblonde

    Love love love your dress!

    Hugs xoxo

    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  • Fashion Rookie

    These pictures really make me want to go to london immediately !
    London is my favorite city and I am already looking really forward to spending time there in April next year :)

    xx Julia

    http://www.followthefashionrookie.blogspot.de/

  • Lindsey

    Love the dress so much and what a beautiful city!
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  • http://www.shallwesasa.com/ Sasa Zoe

    Love these photos in London<3

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

  • http://www.thestyleventure.com theStyleventure

    I really want to go to the breakfast club but interesting tip about dishoom! I will try it!

    Love,
    http://www.thestyleventure.com

  • http://www.memyselfandines.blogspot.com/ Ines C

    This is very cute! Beautifully illustrated through pictures girl!

    xoxo
    http://www.memyselfandines.blogspot.com

  • http://shotfromthestreet.blogspot.com Lizzy Hadfield

    Love your dress – looks like 24hrs well spent!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

  • http://www.theannelicious.com/ The Annelicious

    Beautiful place :)

    >> http://www.theannelicious.com

  • http://www.currentlycrushing.com/ Kristi

    Looks like you made the most of your quick trip to London! How fun! Sorry about the bed bugs – ick…

    xx, Kristi
    http://www.currentlycrushing.com

  • http://www.vonvogue.com/ Claire Liu

    I’d feel the whole trip would be ruined if I experienced bed bugs from a hotel :( Hope you’re well now! PS. the photos are gorgeous as always <3

    http://www.vonvogue.com/
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  • http://www.eyelikefashion.com/ Eye Like Fashion

    Great photos! I love good experiences while traveling too. Sorry to hear about the bed bugs!

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

  • Smart Dresser

    Oh how I miss London… I’m planning to go back very very soon :)

  • http://www.piecesofsoul.com/ Catalina Horodinca

    Beautiful dress! London is unique, and a city to be discovered all your life!

    http://www.piecesofsoul.com

  • http://www.fashionsnag.com/ Fashion Snag

    Love the photos!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

    • http://www.nizcherradi.com/ Niz Cherradi

      Totally agree!

    • Idhuna

      Yes, I also totally agree!

  • http://meganlike.blogspot.com Megan

    great pictures from London
    never been there yet, but someday i will
    greetings Meg
    http://meganlike.blogspot.com/

  • Cara

    Beautiful pictures!! I love your white dress, so elegant!
    xx Cara
    http://www.mylifeandmywardrobe.com

  • Rae

    I want so badly to go to London! I love your dress you’re wearing here (:

    -Rae
    raesayshey.blogspot.com

  • http://www.nizcherradi.com/ Niz Cherradi

    What a great coverage of London. I hope you had a great time.

    http://www.nizcherradi.com

  • http://notjessfashion.com Jessica

    The place looks awesome! Your photos certainly do it justice!

    notjessfashion.com

  • Emi & Kimi

    beautiful pictures!

    http://emiandkimi.blogspot.com

  • http://oxanamua.blogspot.com/ Oxana

    Perfect!

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  • Sara Morais // The Citified

    I can never get enough of that city. I lived there for 2 months last year and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I keep wanting to come back and I think I might do it sometime.
    Thank you for bringing back some really good memories :)

    Love xx Sara

  • http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com Karen – Dressing in Labels
  • Mackenzie Mancuso

    I could not be more obsessed with your boots.

    xo, Kenzie
    easy, lucky, free.

  • Laura

    I love the breakfast club, but prefer to go to the one in Old Street to avoid the massive queues the tiny one in Soho has. Have to try Dishoom…

    xXx

    http://unspeakablethoughtsunspoken.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://findmethoseheels.blogspot.co.uk/ Gabrielle

    It must have been a lovely transition from bed bugs to the luxury of The Cavendish hotel! You look beautiful and this post has truly inspired me to make my way to London sometime very soon before the chillier weather sets in!

    http://aglassofice.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

  • cliffhangersblog

    Adorable photos ! What’s better than having breakfast in London anyway ?

    http://www.tuulavintage.com/2014/08/24-hours-in-london/

  • desideropacem

    I am so sorry, you had to make such a unpleasant experience. Bed bugs are not only a thrid world problem, as we can see. Be sure to put your clothes in a plastic bag and then in a ice chest for approximately one week as soon as possible. So you won’t take any of them home with you.

    Love
    Verena Fiona of http://londonparismailandbla.wordpress.com

  • http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com/ Cheyenne

    Beautiful photos Jessica!!

    xx Cheyenne
    http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

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  • MARTA

    Fantastic pictures! Love your blog!

    http://www.MartasFashionDiary.com/
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  • Pia Hocevar Mucic

    Wow those shoes are perfect!

    Fashion latte with vanilla

  • http://livstudios.blogspot.co.nz/ Liv Isabelle

    gorgeous photos! xx

    http://livstudios.blogspot.com

  • http://missyonmadison.com Melissa Tierney

    Gorgeous photos!
    xo,
    Melissa
    MissyOnMadison.com

  • http://www.sometimetraveller.com Laura

    I’ve lived in London for 27 years and have never been to Dishoom or The Breakfast Club. They’re on my to-visit list, though!

    Sometime Traveller

  • http://somethingrealserious.blogspot.com ollyvia
  • http://www.heyprettything.com/ Carolyn

    love London! Shoreditch is one of my favorite areas

    http://heyprettything.com

  • http://fashionandsounds.com/ Jessie Khoo
  • Mariela Dominguez

    My favorite city! Lovely as always!

    Raven on a Desk

  • jamie-lee

    I always feel like one of the best things about travelling is finding the best food spots to dine at, always always always starting with brunch. Absolutely love the photos, and how cute is that dress on you?!

    http://mademois-elle.com

  • Margery Ho

    The photos are stunning! Would love to visit London!

    https://marjorievie.blogspot.com

  • Daniella

    awesome!!!!!

    xx

    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  • http://www.thepassportlifestyle.com/ Stephanie

    You should submit this place to the Bed Bug Registry http://bedbugregistry.com. It’s a pretty useful tool when traveling. Your pictures are gorgeous as usual! Makes me want to go back to London. | http://www.thepassportlifestyle.com

    • http://www.ellekae.com Lauren

      I had no idea such a thing existed! Actually one of my worst nightmares about traveling, now quelled. Thanks so much!

      xxLK
      http://www.ellekae.com

      • http://www.lioninthewild.com/ Kiara King

        Adding this one to my travel favourites, that’s for sure! Thanks for the handy tip!

        http://www.lioninthewild.com

  • Elshakrist

    So lovely and happy! Love the classic dress you wear here <3 xx

    The Mad Shopper’s Dressing Room

  • http://www.noirettediary.com/ Siham Hamdan

    London is such a gorgeous place!! Love your dress X

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  • DIDIcrochet bijoux

    The photographs are stunning! ♥

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  • http://www.flourish-blog.blogspot.com Greta Gale

    Gorgeous photos – looks like you had so much fun!

    XO Greta | flourish-blog.blogspot.com

  • http://jiaachacruz.blogspot.com/ Jia Achacruz

    Great photos! I really, really want to visit London someday.

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  • http://faialofa.blogspot.com/ Eilish Ryan

    Lovely photos!!! Will be sure to check out those cafés when I go to London next month!

    http://faialofa.blogspot.com

  • Elle

    Absolutely Love the photos and your dress!

    http://www.cherryblossomstreet.com – Swedish model and blogger in Tokyo

  • http://www.kiraretana.com/ Kira Retana

    i think i need to move to london town my goodness its gorgeous!
    great pictures thanks for sharing!

    Click here for a similar blog!

    xo
    kira

  • http://acertainadventure.blogspot.co.uk/ Tamsin Lim

    My wonderful hometown! Bed bugs really are the worst – we had to endure them on an interrailing trip a few years back and I couldn’t tell if they were mozzies or bedbug bites, they bit me so badly… Glad your stay in London was better, and I’ve still yet to hit up Dishoom!

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

  • Abi

    Lovely photos! Especially the black and white one and the ones of the flowers! I really like London! Abi :) myw0rldmyview.blogspot.co.uk

  • Paula Fleur

    My lovely London ♥ Love that city so much! Next time I want to try Breakfast Club! Can you tell me the name of the café on 13th picture? It looks really cute
    Inspiration Point by Paula Fleur

  • Hof Kim Cohen

    love the flowers shoots! funny, last time i was in london, i also had only 24hrs. great city!

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  • http://gemilybarbon.blogspot.it/ Gemily Barbon

    i love it! I went in london 4 months ago: we have seem the same place!

  • http://gemilybarbon.blogspot.it/ Gemily Barbon

    i love it…! I went in London 4months ago: we have seen the same places!

  • Idhuna

    I absolutely love the photo’s!

    http://thosefashiondays.wordpress.com

  • katrina

    London is a wonderful city,if there is a chance, I would like to be there.
    http://www.bbrautkleid.com/

  • Ketty

    Pics are really great. You are looking very cute in this hairstyle. Your outfit look very trendy.

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  • jasmin

    beautiful pictures from london, can’t wait to be back very soon.
    http://www.elossastyle.com

  • Venture Travelist

    Amazing shots! You get a good feel of the city :)

    http://venturetravelist.wordpress.com

  • paolo

    This is awsome !!

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  • http://piotrwojcicki.com/ piotrwojcicki

    I love those photos. I visited London very long time ago, in 1965, July, when I was 16. London streets seems more crowded than in 1965, but hasn’t been changed very much. I mean the atmosphere on the streets looks like I saw it almost 50 rears ago.

    • http://piotrwojcicki.com/ piotrwojcicki

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  • http://www.piezloves.com Kelly Piez

    BED BUGS??!!!!! Ummm I am actually so shocked. And especially at The Radisson! That is just terrible! Glad you had a quick rest in London to make up for it though. Great shots. x
    http://www.piezloves.com

  • The Queen of Dreaming

    Really amazing photos! :)

    http://justsem.wordpress.com/

  • Nancy Wilde

    I love these photos so much, you really captured the essence and groove of London in a very distinctive way. Your outfit looks so cool. Plus… Food :) Yum. Can you actually SEE the bed bugs, or do you just feel itchy all over? A bit like flea bites?

  • http://www.lioninthewild.com/ Kiara King

    I am crazy, crazy, crazy in-love with your amazing ASOS dress (so much so that it indeed warranted 3 x crazy’s). I need to go to London for two things: the abundance of fresh flowers and the food! It seems like Food Feels is a keeper – a man that know’s food? Heck yes!

    PS. That is terrible about the bed bigs! To this day I’ve never experienced them and I can only hope that I never do!

    http://www.lioninthewild.com

  • http://www.theatrebreaks.co.uk/ simon harding

    Great shots of London – glad you liked the Cavendish – it is one of our top hotels for London theatre breaks (www.theatrebreaks.com/london/hotels/the-cavendish-hotel). Give us a call next time you are in town and we can organise theatre tickets for you too… if you have time!

  • Getup and Go Blog

    So jealous! These you’re pictures are gorgeous! I love the black and white one of you! xx

    http://www.getup-goblog.blogspot.com

  • http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/ Newborn Fanatic

    Looks like so much fun!! Can’t wait to visit someday!!

    http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com

  • Ashutosh Verma

    wow you are a lucky girl to travel every where………..enjoy love <3

  • Fruzsiii

    Your pictures are beautiful! I love London, but if you want to visit a nice city, you should go to Budapest! This is absolutely amazing. :) And if you get there, try everything, go everywhere and eat something traditional! :)
    Hope you come!
    ~ one of your readers. ♥

  • http://ledolcewonderland.blogspot.com Beatrix Hanna

    Oh my, London is sooo beautiful! <3 wish I could go someday

    xx,
    Hanna from http://ledolcewonderland.blogspot.com/

  • Angelica Lainis

    Your photos are forever gorgeous Jess! x

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  • Tanya

    Cool photos!

    the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk