Kailley’s Kitchen Does England

Kailley's Kitchen Does England

Hey, everyone! As some of you might know, I took a trip to England earlier this summer. It was truly the trip of a lifetime, and so much more than I could have ever dreamt it would be.

Thus, I thought it might be fun to start a new travel series on the blog. I don’t travel very often, but when I do, I put a lot of time into researching interesting places to see and eat at before I go. Here are some of the places I went to (some planned, some not) and loved while I was in England!

Leave a comment below if you want to see more travel posts in the future!





  • The London Eye (very expensive, cramped, especially intolerable when a small child in your pod farts incessantly throughout the duration of the 30-minute ride)
  • Buckingham Palace (good luck seeing much beyond the sea of fellow tourists. Check out the changing of the guards at the Tower instead)
  • Shopping for things you can find in America (unless you enjoy getting hosed on exchange rates)
  • Eating fish ‘n’ chips more than once (they’re great, don’t get me wrong– but London’s food scene is surprisingly vibrant; be adventurous)


  • Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (for a Michelin-rated fine dining experience)
  • Sketch (for creative food and an even more creative atmosphere. Be sure to check out the bathrooms– thank me later)
  • The Marquis (for fish ‘n’ chips)
  • Tozi (for tapas-style Italian that even your Italian momma would approve of)
  • Harry’s Bar (find a member and/or a sugar daddy and beg ’em to take you)
  • Patisserie Valerie (for breakfast and sweet treats)
  • McDonalds (no, I’m not kidding. I make a point of visiting McDonald’s every time I travel internationally. Menu offerings are a little different in every country. Shaka Shaka Chicken in Japan still takes the cake)

Have you been to England before? If so, what are some of your favorite places to stay, see, and dine at? If not, what places are on your bucket list?



  1. Julie says

    I loved this! Since I don’t travel very often (visiting Stephie in Madrid was the highlight of all traveling for me), I love being able to live vicariously through your travels. All that being said, I so very much want to visit Ireland (it WILL happen). {Loved the London Eye comment, having been raised with brothers.} Thanks for the update. I hope to see more of them in the future.

  2. Anita Layng says

    As far as eating, I enjoyed Gordon Ramsay’s Maze, Tom’s Kitchen, Bar Boulud and The Wolsley for breakfast. A must for shopping is Fortnum & Mason.

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