Horoscope & Travel Signs – Featuring Libra

Have you noticed that friend of yours on facebook?


The one, who keeps going to the poshest of all places and uploads all his/her vacation photographs on the social platform. He/she is the one who’s standing at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, or sitting by a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame at Los Angeles, or, better still, posing right in front of the brightly lit Eiffel Tower, loads of shopping bags balanced on both the arms. 


You can’t stop grinning.


Well, you have just succumbed to a full of energy Libra traveller. Lovers of luxury, comfort, fashion, art and museums, great food and the most ardent of all shopaholics, they are a breed apart. As we enter the month of this sun sign, let me take you straight to the land that’s a perfect playground for a Libra traveller – London.


Photo Courtesy – Kevin Poh

Closer home, ixigo has picked Bengaluru and Udaipur for them. Yet, the spotlight stays right there, on London!


Shop Shop Shop Till You Mustn’t Drop

Debenhams at Oxford Street. (Photo Courtesy – Cristiano Betta)

Oxford Street, Westfield London, Mayfair, Regent Street, Bond Street, Kingsbridge are a haven for shopaholics. Bag in all those Jimmy Choos, Guccis, Zaras, Vuittons, Burberrys and more. Then, there’s Notting Hill (not the movie of course!) to pick all that vintage, classic stuff like antiques and rare books. And if tailored suits for yourself or your guy is on your mind, just head towards Savile Row. A lot of exchanged currency is my tip for this shopping spree.


Forget Calories, Eat Like A British.

Spread at Homage Grand Salon. (Photo Courtesy – Official Website)

Breakfast at The Modern Pantry, brunch at Kopapa, lunch at Galvin at Windows and dinner at Homage Grand Salon. After all that and, of course, the essentially British street food at Eat My Pies, you will sit in your hotel room and pray. Pray for more meal hours in a day. Well, I can’t think of any other options after eating at these places. Just to add, some of these have it written at their entrance – “We serve London’s best breakfast/brunch/lunch/dinner.” Food at London is something that even a Libra person will lose balance at.


Stay In Style.

The Ritz. (Photo Courtesy – Official Website)

If a Libra person has money, you can’t stop him/her from splurging. So that case rested, let me tell you of London’s most luxurious staying options. Firstly, there are suites at the likes of Claridges, The Mandarin Oriental and The Lanesborough Hotel, where you can bust even upwards of $8000 for a night. Then, there’s The Ritz. Need I say more?


Sightseeing At All Those Squares & Museums.

Natural History Museum. (Photo Courtesy – neiljs)

If there’s something that you can’t take away from London, it’s the city squares and museums. Some of the best attractions at London are neatly lined up at these squares. Starting from the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, Bank of England Museum, Museum of London Docklands and, of course, Madame Tussauds, you are spoilt for choice. I suggest that you mark an entire day, or maybe more, of your itinerary for these.


F For Fashion.

This is what you call Street Fashion. (Photo Courtesy – Demotix)

If you thought I’ll tell you about the best stores, I won’t. That’s because it’s pretty much covered in the shopping section above. Second, the most happening fashion, well, happens in the streets at London. Roam around Chalk Farm Road, Westbourne Grove, Bixton Village and more. You’ll have trouble deciding where you saw the trends getting set! Take a cue from there and head back to those shopping streets I told you of. You would have got much inspiration now.


Train Your Eyes From The London Eye.

The name is eye, London Eye. (Photo Courtesy – geograph)

Okay, there was no pun intended in that headline. I was just talking about the London Eye. This city’s skyline can never be complete without that moving ferris wheel that’s lovingly referred to as the London eye. You can see almost the whole of London from up there, including the ferries that float across River Thames. It’s one hell of a view, and one hell of a city from up there. You won’t forget this for, forever.


Having told you the essentials of a trip that’ll make a Libra person happy, I’m off to figure out a place as perfect as this for the sun sign Scorpio. In the meanwhile, you can book your (if you’re a Libra) tickets to London or get them booked for somebody who is a Libra. Let me know how correct you/they found this one.


Till then, happy travelling.


About the author


Shikha Gautam loves to play with steering wheels, roads, words, flute and guitar among other things. Not necessarily in that order! You can contact her on twitter @ShikhaGautam