So last week I went on an amazing trip to London with one of my best friends! I absolutely love London – there is so much to do! We went for a whole weekend and managed to cram so much in!
There’s a train which goes from my home town directly to London Kings Cross Station (which also stops at Lauren’s home town along the way so it was perfect!). Once we got off the train we caught the tube to our hotel which was incredible! It was called The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel and was situated right next to Big Ben and the London Eye!
How close I was to Big Ben from my hotel!
On our first night we explored and had a lovely walk along the embankment. We had a meal alongside the river Thames which was amazing!
Our first day was jam packed! We started the day getting tickets to the Audrey Hepburn exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. The tickets sold out about five people after us so we were so so lucky!
We went to Brick Lane where they have all the vintage shops. This was amazing because I love vintage clothes. I have never really been in a proper vintage shop before and I loved it. Everything was one of a kind. I spotted this tweed blazer which had brown elbow pads and I fell in love with it straight away! I have always wanted one but never truly seen one I have liked and this one was perfect!
Then we took the tube to Camden. The shops were so unique. There were so many market stalls too, selling everything from clothes to jewellery to freshly made food. I loved both Camden and Brick Lane because it was unlike anything I had ever seen before!
We then went to the Audrey Hepburn exhibition which was amazing! I loveeee the old school fashion icons like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. My Mom had actually told me about this exhibition weeks ago (because she loves her) so it was so good that I actually got to go. It closed the day after we went too! The exhibition was unseen photographs of Audrey throughout her life and I found out so much information about her that I never knew before.
After our exhibition we went for a meal at Pizza Express and got ready to see a show on the West End! We saw the show : Jersey Boys. This is based on the lives of the band members in the Four Seasons. The show was fantastic! We were singing and clapping the whole way through! Afterwards we walked back to our hotel still singing the songs!
London day 2
Day two was so much fun! We set off fairly early to collect our London Eye tickets. Then we went into the ‘London Eye 4D Experience’, this was really cool! It was like a 3D cinema but had extra effects like a snow machine! Then we hopped on the London Eye. This is really a must-do if you ever go to London. The views are incredible, also there are interactive screens up there that lets you know what you are seeing and a bit of information about it.
We then had hugeeee full english breakfasts alongside the Thames! I have always wanted to go to London Dungeons so we bought tickets and dared to go inside! I love scary stuff and history so this was right up my street. It basically took you through London’s history but in a really interesting way, with actors and special effects. I learnt about the Black Death, when Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Parliament and Jack the Ripper to name a few.
Then we caught the tube to Covent Garden. I absolutely love it here, with the food, the street entertainers and the shops of course! Lauren bought this beautiful Michael Kors purse! We went into MAC too and I had to restrain myself from buying more products! Then Lauren found this amazing place to eat. I think it was called Maxwells! We had a lovely meal and the nicest cocktails (which we so cheap compared to usual London prices too!).
Sadly then we had to get the train home! I had suuuuch a fun weekend in my capital city!