It has been such a whirlwind since returning from overseas just a week ago! I wanted to relive the trip a bit today by sharing a London and Ireland itinerary and some of my outfits from the trip. We went for a family friend’s wedding in Ireland and decided to tack on a few days in London to see some other family members.
OUR UNFORGETTABLE LONDON AND IRELAND ITINERARY
What We Did in London:
- Buckingham Palace: When putting together a London and Ireland itinerary, I feel like it’s almost mandatory to include a trip to the palace when it’s open in the summer. The palace is only open for a few months each summer while the Royal Family is away on holiday, so this is a must see for anybody who’s into the royals or is just obsessed with Prince George and Princess Charlotte like me!
- Victoria and Albert Museum
- Kew Gardens: These gardens are gorgeous and it’s definitely a great half-day/day trip option. Bring a picnic basket and wine! The rose garden was my favorite part by far second to the Temperate House. If you’re not afraid of heights, take a walk on the Treetop Walkway for incredible views and photos of the gardens.
- Kensington Palace (+ Hyde Park, Prince Albert Memorial): Do all three of these together as they’re all within walking distance of each other through Hyde Park. I have yet to go into Kensington Palace but I feel like it’s another key component of a London and Ireland itinerary.
Where We Ate in London:
- Kricket: SO delicious for lovers of Indian food and affordably priced. Definitely get a reservation!
- Plum & Spilt Milk: Very sleek atmosphere with really good food at mid-price range. It’s right by King’s Cross Station so very conveniently located!
- Pimlico Fresh: I’d eat here for breakfast everyday if I could. They make the best avocado toast with smoked salmon and it’s so affordable. Only thing is that it’s very tiny so you have to get there early enough for seats!
- Chiltern Firehouse: Absolutely incredible food and atmosphere! I’d recommend getting a reservation for dinner here and be warned that it is a bit pricey. This is work including in your London and Ireland itinerary for a special meal.
- Fortnum & Mason: Maybe one of my favorite parts of the trip! Breakfast was delicious and shopping for tea and biscuits afterward was so fun. Everything in the store is so fancy and English! Make sure to go to the original location in Piccadilly.
What I Wore in London:
Touring Outfit (basically my uniform for the entire trip!): Tee | Crop Flare Jeans (This style runs a bit tighter than my other Madewell skinny jeans. I still went with my normal 27, but they’re not as stretchy as my other pairs.) | Trench (sold out so linking something similar) | Sneakers
What We Did in Ireland:
The wedding was held at Adare Manor, so we got to do some pretty amazing things during our stay! We chose to do falconry when we arrived, and it was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. The pics make me feel like I was in Harry Potter.
- Bunratty Castle: If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, this medieval castle will give you all of the GOT vibes. I love going into old homes and castles when I travel to Europe because I love seeing how people lived and how the homes have been preserved over time. This one was especially fun because it was very medieval.
Killarney: We took a day trip to Killarney in our rental car. It was such a gorgeous day trip/drive but consider taking a bus or having a driver/someone experienced with driving on the other side of the road get you there. We had white knuckles driving with my Dad, lol 😉 Sorry, Dad!
- Muckross House: This was such a cool house to see – Queen Victoria stayed there and they still have her suite setup exactly as it was for her visit.
- Torc Waterfall: We took the walk along the trail from the Muckross House to the Torc Waterfall. The grounds around Muckross House are so breathtakingly beautiful because you’re in a national park. I recommend just going for a walk, bike ride, bringing a picnic – make a whole day of it.
Where We Ate in Ireland:
- Blue Door Restaurant: We weren’t able to eat here because we didn’t have a reservation, but it came highly recommended so I’d love to try it if I ever go back.
- Sean Collins & Sons Bar: We stopped in here the day after the wedding and had delicious pizza and apps! The owner was so incredibly friendly and came over and asked my family about Dallas, the wedding, etc. Everyone in Ireland was truly so kind and welcoming – the main reason I want to go back!
What I Wore in Ireland:
Welcome Party Outfit: Dress Option 1 | Dress Option 2 (The dress I’m wearing was TJ Maxx score that I stole from my mom, so I’m linking 2 other options!) | Shoes (sold out, linking something similar) |