Monday, 12 December 2011

London calling




I headed up to London for the day last Thursday as uni had planned a trip (which meant free coach!) We could spend the day however we liked, and me and my boyfriend went off to find Denmark Street. We were saving money by not getting the tube, and I'm actually really glad we walked it all. It meant I could see much more of London rather than if I was underground, and since I hadn't been for ages and have only visited a few times, it was really nice to see it all. Plus, we walked about six miles in all, which I hope justifies my KFC lunch! Our first stop was Harrods, which I had never been in to and so we wondered around there a little bit. I wasn't hugely impressed to be honest, it was like a maze and pretty busy. We visited Picadilly market which was really lovely, and visited a lot of bookshops in Soho. We got to Denmark Street where my boyfriend had fun playing his dream guitar and I was pretty happy listening to him since he is a great musician.

By this time it was getting dark (we didn't arrive in London till about 11) so we headed to the V&A. We stopped half way outside Hyde Park and had a rest, it was actually really nice just to sit down after the manic crowds and watch everyone go by! It was so also freezing, so we carried on and passed some garages (lamborghini or mclaren maybe? Who knows!) where they had some really lovely lights in the trees. I am such a sucker for christmas lights, they just make me instantly happy! We visited the Power of Making exhibition in the V&A and then it was time to get back on the coach. I had such a lovely day, and the day after I was actually missing it! I wouldn't have said London was my sort of place before, but I am itching to go back. There was so much I didn't see and so much more to explore! I'd like to go back some time in the new year, and I'll try to convince my boyfriend to come again because I had such a lovely time (Warning you now Graham!) I also picked up my first ever copy of Frankie magazine from one of the bookshops and absolutely love it :) Wish it was more local for me to pick up though!

7 comments

  1. sounds like a lovely day - the 6mile walk definately justifies the kfc (like it needs justification whens its that delicious!)

    Ive always wanted to go to Harrods but I think my expectations will be a little lower now - who like mazes, especially in london!

    lucy xx

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  2. Sounds like a perfect day! Walking is definitely preferable to taking the tube here, it gets so busy and hot! Where did you find Frankie magazine?? I must have a look in all those bookshops.. xx

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  3. Looks like you had a great time and Frankie magazine is wonderful, isn't it?

    Emily x

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  4. London is so much nicer above ground (as long as you're wearing comfortable shoes!)
    Glad you had a nice time!

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  6. Ah! I love love love London, people think me crazy when I say I'd rather go to London then aboard, but that's just me! I have yet to read Frankie magazine, it looks lovely!

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