Things to do in London – The Highlights

September 3, 2015 2 Comments

Things to do in London – The Highlights

September 3, 2015 2 Comments

On our week off from work in August we decided rather than jet off somewhere abroad at ridiculous peak prices, we would spend 4 days in London, stay in a beautiful hotel and tick off some of those things we’ve been dying to do for ages and just never got around to. A kind of London bucket list if you will. There are so many amazing things to do in London and so we wanted to do as many of them as we could. Todays post is a quick highlight of what we got up to over the four days but I have more detailed posts coming about some of the places we went and a more in depth review of the London hotel we stayed in. Also coming soon are some other London places we visited last time we were in London earlier in the year including the Ice Bar & restaurant and the lovely hotel we stayed in. So I thought I’d post about these retrospectively and tie it in with a whole series of Things To Do In London posts.

Day One

We journeyed across to London and headed to our hotel the M By Montcalm in Shoreditch. We’d chosen Shoreditch as our base due to the outdoor cinema we were headed to being nearby and the ease of simply being able to walk home after the film finished late at night.  The hotel was great and a brilliant location. Stay tuned for my full review. After a good nosey round the hotel we headed off for a day of shopping on Oxford street and finished off with an almighty feast at the legend that is MEATliqour. This place has been somewhere I’ve wanted go for ages and try out the burgers.

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The restaurant was weirdly dim with red lighting which I guess is part of the whole grungy vibe its going for but I am someone who likes to see my food, and photograph it of course ha ha. But the food was delicious and really reasonably priced. Be prepared to get messy mind as the burgers are pretty juicy and not the easiest thing to eat but really yummy, well worth a visit for the onion rings alone though I will say the slaw was not the best I’ve ever had!

Day Two

On Day two we headed to the James Bond Bond In Motion exhibition at the London Film Museum. This was my husbands choice but I really enjoyed it. It was laid out really well with some of the most famous Bond cars and lots of footage and info from the films. Plus we got two tickets for the price of one thanks to a rail voucher so it was only £7 each.

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Later in the day we wandered round Covent Garden markets and watched the street performers. I particularly enjoyed browsing the stalls with vintage Dior and Chanel jewellery. I’d love to own a vintage Dior necklace one day. We headed off to Wagamamas for lunch an I had a huge bowl of chicken and noodle soup and Ben had his favourite (and apparently the best seller) katsu curry.

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Later that afternoon I finally got to get some SNOG frozen yoghurt. I’ve had the small tubs at LFW and have been desperate to go in a store a get a proper tub full. I had the coconut with fresh passion fruit on top and it was DELICIOUS!!
A quick stop in Oliver Bonas on our way back to the hotel and then that evening we headed to the Queen Of Hoxton to watch The Usual Suspects in their Rooftop Film Club. This was so cool. Snuggled under a blanket on a deckchair watching a film with headphones on might sound weird but it was brilliant!

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Day Three

On day three we spent the morning chilling out in the hotels gorgeous spa and pool. I’ll share lots more pictures of it in my full hotel review but we had the whole place to ourselves and it was wonderful and so relaxing.  After a chilled out morning we headed across London for afternoon tea at Sketch. This was high up on my London bucket list and I couldn’t wait to go and sample the afternoon tea in the pink gallery room. Again I’m planning on posting a dedicated post to Sketch but safe to say it did not disappoint and I would recommend to everyone to go!
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After Sketch we did a little bit more shopping (ahem Primark ahem!) and then headed to Leicester Square to watch Mission Impossible, which was brilliant btw. Then dinner at Bills restaurant.  Bills is one of the places that you see people instagramming all the time and this was my first visit. I had the lemon chicken and sweet potato fries and a really tasty blackberry mojito which was only £6!!  For dessert we shared some incredibly yummy cinnamon doughnuts and warm melted chocolate mmmmmmmmm.

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Day Four

On our last day we really tried to squeeze in as much as possible. We started with another gorgeous breakfast in the hotel. Hotel breakfasts really are my favourite part of staying away! I rarely make cooked breakfasts at home so its such a treat to have one and this hotels breakfast was especially good and I loved the dining room too. After breakfast we headed into central London and hired a couple of Santander cycles. We rode over to Hyde Park for a ride by the lake in the sunshine. I’ve a full post all about our cycle experience coming tomorrow!
Then later we ate at Yo Sushi and tried their phenomenal Frapple Pie!!!!! Again more photos and details tomorrow!!!
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We finished our last day in London at Matilda The Musical which was truly incredible. I work in theatre so often I get distracted by watching how things are done or looking at the set or the props but with Matilda I was totally enthralled. It was funny, clever, moving and just blummin brilliant!! If you love musicals then do go and see it.

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Before we left I made a visit to the Kate Spade store. We’re heading to NYC in January and its my plan to buy a Kate Spade bag from the New York flagship store but I just had to pop in when I spotted the store near the theatre and I bought myself a little treat! Keep your eyes peeled on my instagram to see what I bought! The store was beautiful and it makes me even more excited to visit the one in New York.

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And then we headed off back home. I had such an amazing 4 days and I cant wait to post more in detail about Sketch, the M By Montcalm and our day in Hyde Park.

Whats on your London bucket list? Any of these things??

Debs

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What I Wore

Shop the looks below

 

 

 

Day one
Top – New Look
Culottes – River island
Shoes – Primark
Bag – Primark
Necklace – Wallis

Day Two
Dress – H&M
Sleeveless Coat – Primark
Sandals – M&M Direct

Day Three
Jacket – Shein
Necklace – Wallis

Day Four
Sleeveless coat – River island
Jeans – H&M
Bag – Primark
Watch – Jord Wood watches
Trainers – Primark

2 Comments

  • Stephanie Canham October 4, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    What a great post, it has everything! Food, fashion and things to do in London. We live in the Midlands but love to visit London as often as we can but know we should certainly plan more before we go as we often just end up wandering around without any firm plans. I’d love to be able to stay for 4 days but hotels are so expensive :(
    Steph
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    http://www.pricelesslifeofmine.com

    • Debs October 7, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      Ah I’m so glad you liked it, I’ve never stayed this long either it was so much fun xxxx

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