Sunday, 15 May 2016

A Weekend in London


To say that Nick and I met and studied in London and share some amazing memories of the city, we've only actually been back there together twice since leaving almost four years ago (cringed at writing that because how am I old?!) so a visit has been long overdue and we had a little break there last weekend. Every time I go back to London I get the biggest craving to move back, but lol at rent prices compared to my cushty Hull mortgage so that's not going to happen.

Although we spent three years in London I sometimes feel like we couldn't make the most of it because we were skint students so it's really nice to go back and try to experience things we didn't the first time round. Saying that, this trip was planned mainly around food - #cultured. 

We stayed at The Village Hotel in Watford, which was a) super convenient because it meant we could drive down b) way way way cheaper than staying centrally and c) a really nice hotel. We arrived at 3pm last Friday and got an uber to Regent's Park. It was such a nice day and we had a beautiful stroll through the park before meeting my friend for a cocktail in Marylebone. We ate at Meat Liquor, which did absolutely amazing food, but I wasn't mad keen on the interiors (it's dark, red and abattoir-like). We then wandered around the shops and I made my first visit to Lush Oxford Street - can I just live there please?



On Saturday we started the day with The Breakfast Club at Angel (hubba) before a long stroll along the river to the Tate Britain and then a further stroll into central London. It was one of those weekends where the weather was so nice that it was lovely just to wander around, plus having lived in London there wasn't any pressure to get things done. We wandered around Liberty just for fun and then went to The Mae Deli (full review here). By that point our feet were dying a little bit so we lolled in Hyde Park along with the other million people enjoying the sun before being absolute fogeys and returning to our hotel at 5pm for a swim, some food and a generally chilled night.





On Sunday we started with The Breakfast Club again because it's basically our favourite place ever, but this time it was the London Bridge branch, where if possible the food was even tastier and the staff were even friendlier. We had a long wander along Southbank, which will always be one of my favourite places in London, stopping at the Tate Modern where we were expecting to see all our old favourites, but they'd actually changed it all - I guess that's what happens when you've been away for four years. After a cocktail stop by the river we wandered a bit more (common theme of the trip) and ended up at Covent Garden and the National Portrait Gallery.





Now that I'm back in Hull all I want is to be back in London (but love you really Hull).

Have you been to London recently?

Amy x
Share:

16 comments

  1. Omg that breakfast looks to die for! Your weekend trip sounds amazing, it instantly made me miss London so incredibly much (and I've only been there once). Ever since I was a little girl, I always said that I wanted to live in London but unless the biggest miracle ever happens, I seriously doubt that's ever going to happen.

    xx
    Matea
    www.smilesnapsparkle.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The breakfasts were amazing! And you never know it might happen! Xx

      Delete
  2. That breakfast looks amazing - I've lived in London for just over a year now and I'm always looking for new breakfast places for the weekends. Definitely getting added to the list.

    Dani xx
    www.brighteyedandbewildered.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah I would definitely recommend you give the breakfast club a visit if you live in London :) xx

      Delete
  3. Wow the food looks absolutely amazing! London is my favourite city of all and I haven't visited for way too long - the last time was two years ago. Tate Modern is one of my favourite places to go, I love the view from the café & I could spend hours just walking around admiring the art. xx

    113-things-to-say.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The food was incredible! And yeah the view from the Tate modern is so nice isn't it! Such a lovely day when we went too xx

      Delete
  4. Beautiful photos! I hope that you and Nick had an amazing weekend in London lovely :) It's one of my favourite cities hehe :D There's so much to see and do and the shops are the best! I would love to visit the Tate Modern :) I'll definitely have to go one time!

    El xxx

    www.elsfashionfix.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you lovely :) London is so great isn't it, so much to do! Xx

      Delete
  5. Girl, a trip is not a proper trip if it does't include 99.9% food. Those pancakes looked insane and I love the stripy to (still)!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha yes amen to that! They were sooo good xx

      Delete
  6. I love going to London so much, Looks like you had a great weekend. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah me too, we had a lovely time thanks :) xx

      Delete
  7. Looks like you had such a good time! I love going to london!
    -Arora xx
    www.aroraappleby.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too! We had a lovely time thank you :) x

      Delete

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, I read and reply to every one. Please feel free to leave a link to your blog if you have one as I love finding new reads!

© Call Me Amy | All rights reserved.
Blog Layout Created by pipdig