5 Things To Do on a Weekend in London

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

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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).

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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!

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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.

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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!

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5 Comments

  1. Diana 05 June, 2017 at 16:24

    It sounds and looks as though you had such a wonderful time! I absolutely adore all of the parks and cute shops in London, the city was just so charming and full of life. Thank you for sharing your trip xx

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    1. Jenni 07 June, 2017 at 18:25

      I had the loveliest time, London is definitely one of my favourite cities. Thanks for leaving a comment lovely. xx

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    2. Jenni 07 June, 2017 at 18:26

      I had the loveliest time, London is definitely one of my favourite cities. Thanks for leaving a comment lovely! xx

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  2. Katja 14 June, 2017 at 09:43

    Kiitos Ihanasta Lontoo postaukesta ja vinnkeistä! <3

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    1. Jenni 18 June, 2017 at 20:43

      Kiitos ihanasta kommentista! xx

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