Monday, 29 September 2014

London Calling

This post is so long overdue!

Every visit to London ignites my passion for the city more and more.  It is such an eclectic place and you really do see it all down there.

I was down in June for 1 night and it gave me just the right amount of hunger for my trip back down last month.  This was my second London trip with the boy, we were also down with some of my family as my stepdad celebrated a pretty big birthday this year.

The boy and I flew down on the Saturday morning and made our way to our hotel in Holborn.  After a quick power nap once we got into our room we headed out for a wander.  We went to Trafalgar Square to people watch, had liquid nitrogen ice cream at Somerset House and walked down Whitehall to see the Houses of Parliment and Big Ben.





Sunday called for some shopping and Liberty was top of the list.  After seeing the programme on channel 4 last year I have been desperate to go.  We got there a whole hour before the shop opened so took a bit of a walk down Oxford Street and then went to Topshop for it opening, there was actually a queue outside waiting for it to open!  Liberty was next on the agenda, we headed to the chocolate shop first of all and spent way too much!  I loved wandering round and looking at all the delights Liberty had to offer, the furniture and kitchen departments were my favourite (including Alice in Wonderland kitchenware!).  After spending a few hours looking around my mum and I went for coffee and tiny macaroons in the Liberty cafe.


Monday was spent with the boy and my brother walking down the Mall to not see the changing of the guard (it only happens every second day!) and then onto Covent Garden.  We had possibly the best fast food I have ever tasted at Shake Shack.  Monday night was spent seeing Les Miserables, it was so good it gave me goosebumps.




Before heading home on Tuesday we saw the poppies at Tower Bridge.  Photographs can not do this justice, they are so much more impressive in real life.


After this trip I think my other half is coming round to the idea of living in London a bit more.
  
xxx

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