Over the last few days I have been in London! It’s one of my favourite places in the world. No matter how many times I go, I never get bored. There is always something to feast your eyes on, whether it’s eccentric fashion, intricately made cupcakes or even beautifully built houses, buildings and monuments. The smells are often (but not all the time!) equally as intriguing. I love the smell of fresh cigarette smoke (not blown in my face by an inconsiderate arse, but just the smell of it in the air). I love breathing in deep enough to almost taste the smell of pastries and coffee in the morning. I have just learnt not to breath in too deep without surveying the area first aka checked the surrounding area for public toilets. London is my favourite place to explore.
There is a quote I think is pretty spot on, by Paddington: “in London everyone is different, and that means anyone can fit in.” Eccentricity is perceived as art, rather than peculiarity. It’s pretty awesome.
I bought the trip as a gift to my boyfriend Jack for his birthday (in May- so we had a little wait!!) and it was perfect.
We got an early morning train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Waterloo Station and headed straight to our hotel to drop off our luggage. Ain’t nobody got time for that. We stayed in a Luma Hotel in Hammersmith and it was brilliant, cheap, convenient and even supplied a grab and go breakfast service.
We then headed straight to Hyde Park on a hunt for all things food! We had a walk around and took some pictures.
After agreeing that £12 for a burger was a bit cheeky we searched for somewhere (far) cheaper as we are tight arse students right now and can’t afford anything crazy! We went for an EAT and lordy it was fab. So fab in fact we ate there every day!! It does some great lactose-free options and delicious street food!
Here is me eating my quavers looking a tad cold in my yellow puffer (Newlook).
We then headed off to the Natural History museum, which was pretty damn awesome. Definitely a must-do for people looking to do something on the cheap. It’s free entry and has so much to offer! It’s actually cheaper to eat in the Museum than on the high street!
This is me with a dinosaur- RIP.
Another picture of a planet but more of me:
SHOPPING! Regent street and Oxford street were crazy busy, but great fun!
Here are a few snaps from our shopping day! We went to Urban outfitters, Lush, Topshop, River Island, Jack Wills and so many more!
We then ate dinner in Pizza Express (that do lacto-free option on all their food- eeek!) and had a Fiorentina Pizza. It was to die for!
We then met some friends in Covent Garden and put the world to rights!
Our last day 😦 we put our bags in the hold room and went straight for breakfast at Bills! It was AMAZING. And also lacto-free.
I had the avocado on toast, with egg and smoked salmon!
We then headed off the the Science Museum and Covent Garden! Here are a few snaps we got from Covent Garden. We walked there from central London and it was such a nice atmosphere. We watched a street performer get trodden on my a very tall man. It look painful, especially with the nails above and below him. But was mega impressive!
I think Covent Garden was my favourite 💓