London Dreaming
Cynthia Flores-Henares and Bianca Henares (The Philippine Star) - November 28, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Ever since our trip to Paris last June, we've been busy visualizing and dreaming about our next travel destination. We fell in love with Paris and we can't wait to explore more of Europe.

Out of all the European cities, London is at the top of our list. The English capital is a diverse and exciting city to visit with some of the world's best sights and attractions and we can't wait to discover all of its iconic spots.

We love putting together travel inspiration boards. It motivates and inspires us, and helps us to focus on our goals. We have been doing a lot of positive thinking and we are targeting to be in London by mid Spring 2015, when the gardens and parks come to life and flowers are in bloom. The temperature will in the mild 15-18F, perfect for sightseeing and exploring. Please wish us lots of luck!

For more London inspiration, please visit our Pinterest board here.

The London Eye, Picadilly Circus, and the Big Ben.

Currently, Europe's tallest Ferris wheel, the London Eye offers the highest viewing point in the city. This popular tourist attraction is on our must-see list. We can't wait to be strolling around Picadilly and the nearby shopping areas of Soho and Trafalgar Square and seeing the biggest clock in all of Great Britain- the Big Ben. 

The Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, Red Phone Booths.

We're not leaving London without witnessing the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace and of course, a photo op with one of the queen's guards. The red phone booths that can be found all over London may now be considered obsolete, but these national icons are now being converted to solar-powered charging stations for cellular phones. We have to have our photos taken with these red phone booths before they're repainted green!

Warner Brothers Studio Tour.

We're big Harry Potter fans and we're looking forward to going on the Harry Potter Studio Tour at Warner Brothers in Hertfordshire and seeing all the costumes, props and sets used in the films.

Notting Hill, Covent Garden, Millenium Bridge.

Our plan is to stay in London for at least two weeks so we'll have plenty of time to hang out with the locals in Covent Garden and try to cross the River Thames via the Millennium Footbridge!

Borough Market, The Food Hall at Harrod's, Columbia Flower Market.

If you know us, I'm sure you already know that we both love to eat. We'll be hitting all the markets, food halls, bakeries and cafes for our fill of authentic English treats.

Primrose Bakery for bespoke cupcakes, Paper & Cup for delectable books and coffee,  and amazing cakes at Lili Vanilli Bakery.

Meringue Kisses by the Meringue Girls and the queen's favorite handmade chocolates at Charbonnel et Walker on Bond St., plus of course, a proper English tea with scones, clotted cream and all the works.

All photos taken from Pinterest.

Come join Cyn and Bianca on their mother and daughter adventures at shesaidshesaidph.com. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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