A few weeks ago I jumped on the train and headed to London for an appointment (more about that on Friday). As it’s a two hour train journey from Norwich I like to make the most of these trips so I made sure I had time to have a wander around some of my favourite parts of the city. You may have seen the Insta spam! But for now here are my snapshots of London.
Basic outfit, check! Lots of layers, check! New super comfy shoes, check!
I decided to head straight to Beyond Bread for one last hurrah, which is the most amazing gluten free cafe and bakery, tucked away on Charlotte street. Everything in there is gluten free, some is vegan too! What’s more it is delicious and taste like normal food. I opted for their special panini, which was dark chocolate salami, artichoke, peppers and mozzarella – It was divine! Naturally I had to go for a pasty too – Strawberry, rhubarb and custard. Nom.
I then went for a potter along Oxford Street, down Carnaby Street and back up Bond Street to visit Kiko. I picked up their limited edition liquid eyeliner pen and it’s changed my life! It is so easy to use and it does not budge. You’ll see it soon in my May face. From there I went to High Street Ken and I nipped into Wholefoods, aka heaven, and grabbed a juice and iced coconut coffee before heading to Holland Park for my appointment. Even the post boxes in Kensington are posh!
Holland Park might just be my favourite area of London. It is stunning! It’s like you’re not in a city at all. One of my favourite things to do is look a houses and it’s such a pleasure around there, snooping at big red brick mansions that are on blossom lined roads. The places are so so grand and there is a little surprise around every corner. The picture on my right is of my favourite house – it has a tower! How cool is that!
After my appointment I wandered through the gorgeous Holland Park. It is tranquil and beautiful there. I wish I had more time to take pictures but I was in a bit of a rush. Walking through the park was amazing, the trees and plants are beautiful. I was heading down to Notting Hill Gate so I took a mile long tree lined road down the side of the park – it was so relaxing and smelt amazing in the sunshine. There are some incredible feature gardens in there, that are well worth a visit too. It’s an amazing place to spend the afternoon in the sunshine. From there a nipped up to Covent Garden to check out 3ina and Charlotte Tilbury before dashing back to Liverpool Street.
My visit to London was short and sweet but I think I’ve fallen in love with the city again, after hating it for so long! If you’re ever in London Holland Park and Kensington is perfect for milling around.