I can’t believe it’s been two years already! I went to London back in September 2017 to watch the Baltimore Ravens play. That’s our football team if you’re new here. I booked a package through a travel group that specialized in these trips. It made the entire trip very easy plus took care of things like our game tickets, transportation, and hotel. They offered fun touristy things too like a trip to the London Eye, special events, and a riverboat dinner cruise. If you’re someone who’s thinking about following your team across the pond, I highly recommend looking into something similar. I did book my own flights though since I was going over earlier than needed. I added a few extra days that way I could hang out with Katy and do some stuff away from the group. It was honestly a fantastic time even if my team lost. It was cool being part of something like that and hanging out with a bunch of other fans, even if myself and Melinda were the youngest people on this trip. Plus London really gets into the NFL thing. There were banners up everywhere, special pep rally’s at local pubs, and a really awesome interactive area at the stadium before the game. At the game it was amazing to see jersey’s for every team. That’s not even an exaggeration. Eagles? Check. Colts? Check. Dolphins? Check. Packers? Yup. And some of these jersey’s were old school players! It made me wonder if they were expats, if they traveled over just for football, or if they were locals who just some how became attached to a team. Here are a few photos from the football part of things. I might write another post going into more detail about everything else I did but we’ll see. My memory is crap and it’s been awhile!
Another part that was really nice was walking around London and running into other Ravens fans. The city really was painted purple. It was hilarious how we’d all just do a little head nod in passing. Of course being the person I am, I didn’t talk to any of these random people I came across. Why would I do something like that? But you really did feel like you were part of something special and different. I recommend visiting London either way, but if you can add a football game to it, I recommend it even more! They really know how to throw a party and the largest citywide tailgate I’ve seen.