Friday, 1 July 2016

London June 2016

For Ryan's birthday, we headed down to London for 3 days for a mini city break. We're not going on holiday this year so getting away from Birmingham for a bit was lovely! London is such a big place as I'm sure everyone knows so fitting a lot into your day there is tiring, but we managed nonetheless. We headed down on Thursday 23rd June, the day after Ryan's birthday and got to our hotel at about half 3 in the afternoon. I will be doing a separate hotel review post as it was so amazing! Beware this is a long post!

After getting settled in the hotel, we explored around where we were staying which was extremely close to the Tower of London. Even though it was raining horrendously we still had an explore around and ended up in Nando's Clink Street (who have amazing service by the way!). Afterwards, we decided to take a walk up to the Houses of Parliament and were going to get the tube back to Tower Hill from Westminster, but it was flooded. So we walked for about two and a half hours to get back to our hotel haha!

We did wake up on Friday 24th June feeling a bit like our trip was tainted due to the EU referendum (and our lack of sleep from being up watching it all night), however we still got up and out. We decided to head to the Magnum Pleasure Store, as I had one last year with my friend and it was the best thing I've ever tasted. This year they were doing 'double dipped' ones where you could have peanut butter or chocolate sauce in the middle and OH MY GOD it was beautiful. I had a double dipped Magnum with chocolate sauce in the middle, meringue, honeycomb and white chocolate shards on top and loved it. 

We walked down Oxford Street for a bit and popped into the Disney Store, because you have to! Because it was such a nice sunny day we decided to grab some food and then sit in Green Park in the sun. Then we headed to the Science Museum and walked around there for a bit, until we decided to go back to the hotel and have a rest of our feet because we were exhausted from all the walking. We headed back out later on to the Walrus and the Carpenter pub, which was just a short walk from our hotel. The decor was all Alice in Wonderland themed and I absolutely loved it. We were the only people in there so got amazing service! The food was incredible too. Afterwards we headed to Westminster to go to the Namco fun station, but we weren't wowed by it so decided to have a nice walk back to our hotel along the Thames (again) and take some photos. When we got back we watched the Steve Jobs film which was really good.

On our last day Saturday 25th June, we got all ready and packed and checked out of our hotel, then dropped off our suitcase at the left luggage in Euston. We headed to Leicester Square and went to M&M's world because Ryan had never been. We took a walk then to Crumbs and Doilies in Soho, which en route Pride was going on, and picked up some incredible bakes. We got Cookie Dough Brownies, a Unicorn cupcake and a Red Velvet cupcake, all of which there were no photos of because they were too delicious to wait for. After walking past Pride again, (which looked like everyone was having an incredible time) we went to Covent Garden, got a Shake Shack and sat in the sun watching the Street Performers. Then we headed back to Euston for a Nando's before our train. We had an incredible time in London and wish we could have done so much more. 

Where are your favourite places to go in London?
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