Just In Case You Wondered... The Mayflower Pub

Just in case you were curious,
here are some pictures from 
our little Independence Day soiree at the Mayflower Pub!

This pub is tucked in a neighborhood 
quite a bit out from central London.

It's tucked on a quiet street
in the middle of a neighborhood,
but I am SO glad that my friend, Holly, found it...

because it was the perfect place to spend the evening!

{And there were some other Americans there who had the same idea. Instant friends!}

The pub was built on the site of the jetty where the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower.

It's been there, ever since the 1600's, watching the view of the London skyline change over time.

I did my best to dress festive... but Holly shamed my attempts.

No one outfits for the 4th of July like the South Dakota Wal-Mart.

We ate delicious American food like cheeseburgers...

and some English food, too, like chicken & leek pie.

While there may not have been any roman candles or sparklers,
their Eton Mess was making me see fireworks.


Then we soaked up the sunshine before returning home.

I hope your holiday was (or is about to be) as great as ours!

*images original to Aspiring Kennedy


  1. Eton Mess is my absolute favorite thing in the world! Sounds like a perfect out-of-the-U.S.-4th! I love the idea of going to the Mayflower; do they do Thanksgiving, too? Happy Independence Day!

  2. You are so freakin adorable! I love your commentary. You make me want to head over to England every fourth of July and go balls to the wall in USA gear. That sounds awesome!

  3. Beautiful pictures, you all look wonderful!

  4. So, so cool! What a wonderful way to celebrate the 4th from abroad, only added to by the fact that the pub is so old and charming. WIll definitely try and make a stop there when I'm next in London :)


  5. Ahh looks like you had a lovely day. and i too noticed that your bag has your initials! where is that from? i love it!! xx

  6. How fun!!! What an awesome place to celebrate!

  7. your so pretty and looks like you had a great time! I am your newest follower and love your blog! I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow my preppy blog. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog!

  8. What a perfect place to celebrate!

    And I agree- you may need to do a post on that bag :)

  9. So fun! And how awesome! Love that you celebrated an ocean away :)

  10. Lauren,
    We're brainstorming about a trip to London next summer with the kids. This has to go on our list!!! What a great origin and sometimes you just need a burger!!!

    Happy Monday!
    xoxo Elizabeth


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