Here's the thing: I'm a typical 20-something living month-to-month on an extremely strict budget, so I usually find myself snacking on some frozen meals from Trader Joe's when the sun goes down (not much has changed since college). I never thought in a million years I'd be given the opportunity to devour dishes in the fanciest restaurants of London, but I was wrong. On a trip to London last month, you can totally say that I ate like a royal for a day (or five), and I don't think my taste buds will ever be the same. If you want to eat like a royal, too, here's where to eat in London during your next visit.
So, you might be wondering why I went to London, and why I was basically restaurant hopping the entire time I was there. It all has to do with a certain couple that's getting married in May: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Have you heard of them? LOL, of course you have. Anyway, I was given the opportunity to check out some lovely spots in London prior to their big day for a few reasons: 1) So I can tell everyone who's visiting England for the wedding about must-go tourist spots and restaurants, and 2) So I could be treated like a royal, dammit.
In order to make the #foodporn-worthy trip possible, I visited places that were recommended by American Express Travel Destination Managers based in London, England. Basically, Destination Managers get to know the ins and outs of their assigned cities and recommend must-go places to Amex travel consultants. Then, the travel consultants relay the information to Amex card holders so they can visit the spots during their trip. American Express made sure I got the "royal" experience while I was in London... and boy, did I. Every single meal — from the breakfast I was served in bed to the dinner I was served on an adorable river boat — was fit for a royal. It's safe to say that my tastebuds are still in shock.