A few days ago I was in London to celebrate my five year anniversary with the boyfriend. We are both fans of London and have been many times but the thing I love about the city is that there is always more to see and do; it’s never ending!
We had a voucher for Champagne Afternoon Tea at the Courthouse Hotel and a river boat ride on the Thames; both were amazing!
I love afternoon tea and this one was gorgeous. There was a good range of sandwiches and cakes to feast on, and you had the option of changing bits if you didn’t like them which I thought was really accommodating.
The location was great too; it was opposite Carnaby Street, just off Regents Street. Shopping wise (obviously I made time for this…) I treated myself to a few bits from Primark, a Mac palette from Selfridges and some beauty bargains from Kiko.
The boat ride was really good, definitely better than I was expecting; you could hop on and off for 24 hours. We boarded at the Tower of London, headed up to Greenwich then back down to Westminster where we got off. The crew were awesome and told us so much about the river and surrounding areas; it was hilarious yet informative!
We headed down to Southbank in search of lunch then off to Borough Market. I loved the Market; they have everything you could need, the sights and smells are amazing!
For evening dinner we headed to Barbecoa at St Pauls (one of Jamie Oliver’s restaurants). The food was so good, as were the drinks and we had an amazing view of St Pauls at night. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly too, I was really impressed. I definitely recommend this place!
As for accommodation we stopped at Malmaison; I would completely recommend as we loved our stay. We arrived at about 11.30am and they already had a room waiting for us. The staff were very pleasant and the whole décor of the hotel is right up my street. It is more personal than other hotels I have stayed in, with a quirky edge. Location wise it was brilliant, literally a 2 minute walk to Barbican Tube Station.
So if you are heading to London anytime soon I recommend checking out some of these places. Now I just need to plan my next trip…