Saturday, 22 November 2014

Life in London

Just last week I spent a long weekend with my sister in London and I thought I would share some pictures with you as well as some ideas of what to do there. Of course, with Christmas nearing you know London is going to look a little magical. My sister is currently attending LSE and is staying in student accommodation in Westminster and there is this gorgeous pub opposite her residence called Sherlock Holmes and it looks really pretty at night.

She lives quite near Trafalgar Square, which is always busy during the daytime, but it is quite funny to see people posing with the lions and messing around. Sometimes, I really love London, I think it is such a uniquely beautiful place and yet I could never live there. I get so impatient, I can't stand the teeming crowds that are almost impossible to walk through, after a while I am sure you get used to it, but for someone who places a lot of emphasis on personal space it feels a little like my worst nightmare.

London at night is lovely, the London Eye is this brilliantly blue wheel and all the lights make you feel safe. Plus, London is busy no matter what time of day or night you are out, especially around this time of year where there is so much to do and see. The Christmas Lights were up on both Oxford Street and Regent Street just this past weekend.

We went to Southbank Winter Festival, which was fun. There was a Rekorderlig Cider Lodge which is a great brand but the drinks were quite expensive, worth going for the cute lodge alone though. All the restaurants were decked out in lights, and there were lots of cute little stalls around selling everything known to mankind. I know, Winter Wonderland is open now in Hyde Park, I went there last year and I honestly can't wait to go again.

I also discovered EAT at London, I honestly don't get the obsession with Pret a Manger, there are literally almost always at least two or three on the same street anywhere in London and they all seem to be thriving and I just don't get it. But EAT do good chai lattes for £2.50 which is frankly bargainous. Also, this sign speaks to me on a spiritual level.

I went to see a play at the PlayHouse Theatre in London as well, we got tickets to see Lindsay Lohan in Speed The Plow. Unbeknownst to us, Richard Schiff (Toby Ziegler from The West Wing) is also in the play and my sister and I were both in shock that THE Toby Ziegler was in the same building as us. I am still in a state of shock actually. It is a good play, but I am definitely more excited to see Wicked next Tuesday!

Finally, we spent most nights either making food at home or ordering food from local takeaways, We went out to eat at a place called Tortilla which do awesome, filling burritos and even more awesome margaritas. Good times.

Thank you for reading, see you very soon. As always leave a comment and follow my blog if you like what you see. I would love to hear about your favourite things to do in the capital, I am returning on Tuesday for another impulsive visit, so let me know all your suggestions in the comments. All my social media links are alittlekiran, hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.


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