Happy Sunday lovelies! We returned from our whirlwind weekend trip to London on Monday, and since then I’ve been struggling to catch up with blogging. But I’m hoping you’ll forgive me. We had just about the loveliest weekend in the British capital. And while the trip may have been short, it was certainly sweet.
While Paris will always have my heart. There’s a very special place in my heart for London, since it was the first city I ever traveled to. It’s also where my fiancé is from, and we try to make a trip there to see his family at least once a year. I’ve gotten quite familiar with the city over the past five years, but there are still always new things to see. Here are five of my tips for what to do for a weekend in London:
5 THINGS TO DO ON A WEEKEND IN LONDON
Have lunch at the rooftop garden of Jamie’s Italian
Jamie’s Italian in Piccadilly Circus is one of our favourite spots in London and we make sure to stop by for lunch at least once on every trip. (This obviously has nothing to do with the fact that I’m obsessed with Jamie Oliver). Think risotto balls, tons of parmesan and the best pasta, all at reasonable prices. And they’ve just opened a gorgeous rooftop garden that (combined with the delicious mojitos) will have you feeling like your on holiday in Amalfi.
Pop in to a shop on Carnaby Street
Everything from Benefit to Illamasqua can be found in the little boutiques on Carnaby street. Also, skip the trashy souvenir shops on Oxford street. And instead pop into a shop on Carnaby for a unique print or a London scented candle. (Yes, it’s a thing).
Feel fancy at afternoon tea in Sketch
If you’re feeling like you (and your wallet) are up for a proper treat, then head on over to Sketch for afternoon tea. Within walking distance from Piccadilly and Oxford Circus, they serve some of the fanciest and most delicious afternoon tea in London. Think finger sandwiches, pastries almost too pretty to eat and as much tea as you can drink. I have a full post on the afternoon tea coming next Sunday!
Take a gander at the geese in St. James’ Park
Strolling through St. James’ Park is like taking a trip to English countryside in the middle of London. Admire the pretty blooms and birds, or stop at the café for a glass of Pimm’s. And on a beautiful day there’s nothing better than laying down, closing your eyes and enjoying the sun on your face.
Stop by Trafalgar Square for the best view in London
While Trafalgar Square can be a packed touristy spot. It also houses one of my favourite views in the entire world. Standing at the square with the double decker buses whizzing by and seeing Big Ben peeking behind the trees always makes me feel like I’m in London.
Hope you lot had a lovely weekend too!