Yup! We just arrived today and I’m already falling head over heels in love with this French city! See, I’d only ever gone past Lille on the way to Brussels or Amsterdam (also via Brussels) and I’d always been curious  so we decided it was finally time to visit.

We zoomed up to Lille in just over 1 hour from Central London (Kings Cross) on the Eurostar and wasted no time in exploring the city (mostly in search of food though – I hear the crepes and waffles here are pretty spectacular).

If you fancy coming along for the ride – come join us on Snapchat (we’re —> HandLuggageOnly) as we’ll be pretty much providing real-time updates on what it’s like to visit Lille and where to find the best waffles in this city! (We’ve already been receiving some pretty good recommendations on Snapchat so far!)

Oh, I almost forgot – here are some photos from our time in Lille so far! 🙂

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  • The architecture is so beautiful!


    • HandLuggageOnly

      It really is a beautiful city Abigail 🙂


  • Lavinia Făt
    • HandLuggageOnly

      We’re loving every second… the architecture is stunning! 🙂


  • Becca

    Looks beaut!Like you said it’s not somewhere I’ve considered visiting, aside from travelling through on the way to somewhere else. But from the look of it we’ve all been missing out on a gem!


    • HandLuggageOnly

      Exactly. We’re heading to explore more of the city tomorrow… I don’t think we want to leave quite yet! 🙂 Haha!


  • Rasa Virviciute

    France is breathtaking!


    • HandLuggageOnly

      It really is a stunning country isn’t it Rasa. 🙂


  • Eleftheria

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s only 1 hour and 30 min from St.Pacras station!!!! Tickets are little expensive but I think I will consider it, at my next trip to London….
    Love your photos!!!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Exactly, only 1.5 hours away. It’s so close! 🙂

      Tickets are much cheaper if you book in advance, that’s what we’ve noticed… especially if you can book over 3 months in advance.

      Thanks so much!


  • These pics are beautiful. I have to force myself to just pass thru Paris and go to another city in France. The whole country is so lovely, so I have to just try, haha! Thanks!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Exactly! We feel the same Pippi… you kinda just want to stop at every little village and hamlet you see (on your way to Paris of course) 😉

      So glad you like them! 🙂 Thank you so much!

      Lloyd & Yaya x

  • great photos! You have inspired me to visit Lille on my trip to France in April!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Thanks Kristina! So glad you like them. Lille is such a great place to visit! xx

  • Amazing photos as always 🙂 Loving your snapchat stories also!

    -Kay 😛

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Thanks Kay! Ahhhhhh those snapchats.. I’m surprised you’re not bored of us! hahah! 🙂


      • Ha of course not! Love both of your sexy faces – make me smile and inspired all the time! (oo it rhymes) 😛


        • HandLuggageOnly

          Ahhhh! Thanks Kay! That’s so kind of you to say, seriously. 🙂

          Where is your next trip?


  • Très jolie!
    I’m always looking for places that are ideal for a weekend away and Lille looks perfect.
    Definitely going to follow along with you on snapchat! Have a great time 🙂

    xx – http://www.greenandturquoise.com

    • HandLuggageOnly

      You will love it Andrea. It’s so easy to get to from London too! 🙂


  • Tommy

    I miss France!

    Editor @ http://www.luggagerate.com

    • HandLuggageOnly

      It’s a beautiful country isn’t it Tommy! 🙂

  • Mary Kay Abblett

    My Maternal grandfather was born in
    Lille France. I am writing a memoir cookbook of my Mother and will include French inspired stories and recipes! Mary Kay’s Catering

    • HandLuggageOnly

      That’s so lovely! What a great idea… sounds perfect, Mary 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx