Back at the beginning of February, Luke and I headed down to London for a little weekend away on our weekend off to spend some time together. Between work, uni and other stuff going on, we don't actually get to spend that much alone time together so it was really nice to just enjoy each other's company while exploring London and visiting some favourite places there.
Luke hadn't been to London before so I had to show him some of the touristy must-see London places. We stayed in Citizen M - totally recommend these hotels by the way - next to Tower Hill so after dropping our stuff off we had a wander around Tower of London and Tower Bridge before walking along the Thames to South Bank, via Borough Market.
After an early start and a lot of walking around, we headed back to the hotel to check in and have a nap and a shower to freshen up. Then we (well I, Luke's a bit of a London noob haha) decided to head to Covent Garden for some food and drinks.
Sarah and Mel, two of my crazy blogging friends, shared many a snaps from their recent visit to Franco Manca and Mel even rated the pizza despite not liking pizza so we went to see what all the fuss is about haha. I can confirm that the pizza is super good, and so reasonably priced as well.
The next day we walked to Shoreditch to go to the Brick Lane markets. I love wandering this part of London and all the vintage shops, there's some really quirky places here. We spent a while browsing the stalls, popping in shops and taking it all in before heading of to browse yet more markets in Camden. I have a thing for markets haha.
Camden is so fun to explore too. Just people-watching here is more interesting than other locations. The stalls in the Camden Lock markets sell some really nice bits - jewellery, home decs, clothes, prints, vinyl, and other trinkets - and there's some incredible food places too.
We had intended on going to the National History museum but we spent a bit too much time wandering that we didn't really allow enough time for it, so we ended up braving Oxford Street to get some things I'd been wanting from Primark and also visiting the Drop Dead store. I was after a coat but they unfortunately didn't have my size, Luke ended up buying a shirt instead haha.
20,000 steps later, we got some food, went back to the hotel to grab our stuff, have a drink, made friends with some fellow Norfolkians, and finally catch our train back to Leamington.
It was busy but I had such a lovely weekend. I adore visiting London, there's something about this city, I can't explain it, but if you love London too I'm sure you'll be able to relate.