Hey you guys!
So, I recently went away for the weekend with my wonderful parents and favourite human in the form of my boyfriend to London so I thought I would share the adventure with you all ❤
It was the most perfect weekend away, me and Kyle haven’t left the city we live in for more than a night in nearly a year so I was beyond ready for an adventure, and for it to be with my parents who I don’t see too often was amazing. London is one of mine and my parents favourite cities in the world and to explore and make memories with them was the most perfect weekend away I could have ever asked for!
– T H U R S D A Y –
Me and Kyle met up with my parents in London on Thursday afternoon and we headed out for dinner that night at a Tapas restaurant called Meson Don Filipe in Waterloo and oh my word the food was heaven on earth! The restaurant was so in keeping with the Spanish vibe, it was busy, full of the noise of chatter and the food was simple but so, so delicious! I absolutely loved this restaurant and spending the evening with my parents chatting, catching up and enjoying some yummy food was a dream ❤
– F R I D A Y –
We kick started our first day in London in such an awesome way! At the hotel we were staying in we were around a 10 minute walk from the Emirates Cable Car which goes over the Thames and you can see the whole city melting into the distance. This experience was terrifying but incredible all in one! I have a bit of a fear of slow moving vehicles in the air, and anything that dangles from a string so far off the ground just does not fill me with confidence! However, once I got past that the views were incredible, the weather was so sunny and clear so we could see for miles and it was such a special memory to have with my parents and Kyle ❤
We then walked from the cable car to the Greenwich Docks to catch the boat into the city centre. Yes, we had a cable car ride then took a boat down the Thames, we know how to travel into the city in style 😉
The cable car ride was so gorgeous, it is a little pricey for how long you’re actually on it but because the weather was so sunny and clear it was the perfect The boat ride was so beautiful, to see the city from the river and catch a glimpse of the famous landmarks was so gorgeous. Because the weather was so sunny and clear it made those two experiences just perfect! We could see everything so clearly and we could get some gorgeous photos to remember the trip.
After we had hopped off the boat (not gonna lie, I felt quite sick by that point haha) we wandered across the Millennium Bridge towards St Paul’s. If you know anything about me and London you will know St Paul’s is one of my favourite landmarks, I find it so stunning and breathtaking every time I see it so to see it from the bridge was so gorgeous! Me and my Mumma had a mini photoshoot on the bridge and then we continued our walk around London. We ended up wandering around a lot of random areas of London, we went up to the top of a shopping centre to get a gorgeous view of the city from above and also headed to Ladenhall Market which was is one of my parents favourite parts of London and I can so see why, it is so stunning, the architecture and vibe of it was so nice!
As me and my Mum were involved in the trip we HAD TO head to Liberty’s and Fortnum and Mason to see the Christmas shops! Me and my Mumma are Christmas mad so we were in our element! Liberty is one of my all time favourite shops in the world, just wandering around it makes me feel so content and happy (even though I wouldn’t be able to afford half of the stuff in there!). Their Christmas displays were to die for, they were so gorgeous and so beautifully laid out.. I was in Christmas heaven and I am pretty certain my Mum was too! My beaut boyfriend did buy me some Christmas decorations from Fortnum and Mason and my Mumma treated me to one from Liberty’s so I was in Christmas heaven thanks to both of them! ❤
After we had finished shopping in Christmas heaven we headed put to Kingly Court which is just off Carnaby Street in Soho to grab some food and we settled on the most incredible Japanese restaurant and oh my GOD I was in ramen heaven… The restaurant is called Shoryu and it is actual heaven, if you like Japanese food then you need to try this place! So delicious, so wish there was one in Sheffield so I could eat it every week ❤
– S A T U R D A Y –
On the Saturday we were once again blessed with gorgeous weather so we could explore more of London without getting soaked in the British rain showers! We headed to the Natural History Museum on the Saturday morning, they we displaying the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition so we headed over to see them before heading to the theatre. The whole exhibition was honestly breathtaking, seeing nature in so many different perspectives was honestly so stunning and this was probably one of the highlights of my trip! It was so incredible to see the winning and special commendation photographs for both the adults and the young photographers of the year. We, for obvious reasons, couldn’t take any photos of the exhibition but I did get some cool photos of the museum generally, and my parents became members so we could go upstairs and see the views from the top of the building which were so gorgeous, thank the lord for glorious sunshine all weekend ❤
After the Natural History Museum we had tickets to see a musical on the West End called Company which was in the Gielgud Theatre and I was SO excited to finally see a musical on The West End so this was a dream come true! It was a comedy musical which was perfect and it was honestly incredible, we laughed all the way through and it was pure magic seeing it being performed! I would 1000% go and see the musical again, it was so amazing and such a perfect memory to have with my parents and Kyle ❤
After the theatre we wandered through China Town which was just across the road and then wandered down to Covent Garden which is hands down one of my favourite spots to wander around so I was so thrilled we had the time to go there whilst we were down! The street performers, shops and people watching just make my heart sing and I can’t get enough of it! After Covent Garden we took a little walk down to the Strand and I managed to capture a gorgeous picture of the sunset with Nelson’s Column in the distance before we headed to Joe Allen’s for our evening meal. I have been to Joe Allen’s before and I am so glad I could take my parents and Kyle there so they could sample the culinary delights of this lovely restaurant ❤
– S U N D A Y –
Me & Kyle were headed back to Sheffield on the Sunday, however, we did have have some time before our train home so we headed back to the Natural History Museum to see the Life in the Dark exhibition which was really cute. It was quite interesting, I found the dark exhibition the best part which basically simulated what it would be like to be in the deepest, darkest parts of the oceans and what it would be like to see the animals that can light themselves up… that section, to me, was breathtaking and honestly so relaxing and lovely to be in. The exhibition as a whole was really interesting and definitely worth a wander around! We then grabbed a coffee, had some nice chats and then parted ways and me and Kyle headed back to the train station to head back home.
We obviously tried to get some cute photos before we left the museum of me and Kyle as well as my parents ❤
This whole trip was honestly so, so lovely. I love spending time with my parents and obviously Kyle is my favourite person so it was such a special experience being in one of my favourite cities with my favourite people creating the most lovely memories! This weekend will have a special place in my heart for the rest of my life and I can’t thank my parents enough for making the whole weekend so special and showing me and Kyle their favourite places of London that we have never seen, as well as me and Kyle sharing our little gems of the city as well ❤
I hope you guys enjoyed seeing the pictures and reading about what we got up to in the Big Smoke for our family weekend away!