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Alternative Ways to Spend a Weekend in London

March 16, 2017

Alternative Ways to Spend a Weekend in London

March 16, 2017

Spend a Weekend in London

Around two and a half years ago, me and my boyfriend were living in London and decided to make the decision to move to my hometown while we saved some money and valuable experience for our careers. Although it was the right decision at the time, I would absolutely love to be able to move back.

As I miss London so much, I do take any opportunity to go back there for a weekend.

This weekend I am heading back for #BlogConLDN, an event hosted by Scarlett London. I’ve been to so many of her events before but I am super nervous/excited about this one because I’M GOING TO BE HOSTING A WORKSHOP. How amazing is that? At 12.30 on Table 1 (if you’re interested in stopping by) – I’ll be hosting a workshop on reaching out to brands and agencies.

As me and Ashton were both going to the event, we decided to make a weekend of it so booked a hotel together in Battersea for both Friday and Saturday. Amy will also be joining us (for pizza and prosecco) after #BlogConLDN.

We haven’t got any concrete plans (other than the Cat Cafe, but we’ll get to that later) so I thought I’d share a couple of ‘different’ things you can do if you’re spending a weekend in London.

?? Walk along South Bank

One of my favourite things to do when I was living in London was to walk along the South Bank of the river at night. The city looks so stunning when it is all lit up and there are so many cute little bars to stop at on the way. Did someone say pub crawl?

? Visit Portobello Market and Notting Hill

I don’t think I did this enough when I lived there and I really regret it. Notting Hill is so Instagram-worthy, I would recommend it to anyone wanted to see a different side to London.

? Have a drink by the canal in Camden

This is an absolute dream, especially when it’s sunny. There are a couple of bars in Camden that are located on the canal (ones a ‘spoons soz) so it’s the perfect spot to sit with a glass bottle of wine and watch the world go by.

? Spend time the Urban Retreats Spa in Harrods

If you’re looking for something a little different and on the pricey side, you can now relax at the Urban Retreats Spa in Harrods. I’ve never considered a city break to be relaxing but if you’re after a little TLC before heading home this could be the perfect thing.

? Have a coffee at the Cat Cafe

Ever since I first saw that a Cat Cafe was a real thing I have been dying to go to one. There are a few in London and we’ve actually booked to go to one of them on the Sunday morning, so look forward to lots of pictures of us enjoying coffee, cakes and cats.

?‍♂️ People watch in Covent Garden

This is another one of my favourite things to do. Covent Garden is always full of people, live shows and lots of cute little places to sit and watch the day pass by. I always try to spend a couple of hours here every time I visit London.

? Get a (rainbow) bagel at 3am on Brick Lane

Did you know that the bagel shops on Brick Lane are open 24 hours? I used to live so close that I’d be able to go on the way back from a night out, it was heaven. Since the rainbow bagel craze started in New York they’ve also started selling them, so it makes it 100% more worth the journey.

Grab and early breakfast from Borough Market

If you want breakfast on the go Borough Market is everything you think a London market would be. The bakery stands smell amazing and, speaking from experience, Comptoir Gourmand does THE BEST french pastries.

? Try the new bubble waffle cones in Soho

Okay, I haven’t tried this one as I don’t think the cafe is even a month old but I keep seeing the video pop up on my Facebook and I am dying to try a bubble waffle cone from Bubblewrap.

?‍♀️ Visit Little Venice on a boat

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of London streets, Little Venice is perfect. You can sit by the river, have lunch on a barge and then get a boat all the way down to Camden and London Zoo.

Okay, I think I may have gone a little OTT with ideas, but it just means you’ll have to make more than one trip 😉

What would you do if you had a weekend to spend in London?

Kirsty Leanne



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