Another day visiting London {& what I got up to!}

In the last month, I have {shockingly} been in London three times. THREE TIMES! Crazy. The first trip was just for the day &¬†that was to meet the lovely Jo Frost for a Q&A surrounding the #BathBookBed routine with The Book Trust and Tots100. That was wonderful and the next trip involved me bringing along my 7 & 10yr old for a fun Skylanders blogger event with Activision. Being the little gamers that they are, they loved it! In fact, I distinctly remember Jacob heading into the main room and just hopping off as happy as can be. Whereas I beelined it for the scrumptious looking candy-fueled table in the middle ūüėČ The third trip was to attend Britmums Live 2016 and I still cannot believe that the event has been and gone.

So…after a little run-down of what I got up to in London within the last month, here is a little peek into what I got up to on my latest hop across the Irish Sea to visit the busiest City I’ve ever known, London.

I had a bit of a shout out on social media for ideas on what I could get up to while in London for the day and the response I got back was insane. Obviously, I couldn’t do it all, but I managed to make it round to three new places that I’d never seen before.

I have been through Kings Cross station many times and I never ever knew that they had a Platform 9 3/4 there! {Did you know?} so when my friend Jamie told me about it, it was the first thing I had to go and see. 

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I didn’t manage to get my actual photo took or anything {however I plan to the next time I’m there!} but it was super cool just to see it. FYI, if you’re thinking about it, watch out for the queues as they’re insanely long!¬†

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The lovely Daddy blogger, Papa Tont gave me the idea to visit Choccywoccydodah, and I’d be lying if I didn’t drool a little as he described the giant cookies he had with a chocolate dipping pot. It was a little tricky to find I have to admit, having never been to it before, but I found it eventually. It’s just off the very fabulous &¬†fun Carnaby Street and I literally could not wait to get inside.

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I’d seen the place on TV and wow’d over the many epically made chocolate cakes they provided, and to see some of those cakes in person was pretty awesome.¬†

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I waited patiently in the queue to get a spot upstairs in their cafe, as I could not resist indulging in some of their tasty treats now that I was there. 

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The upstairs cafe was divine. Vintage lampshades hung quirkily above tables, the walls were a luscious red, the atmosphere was wonderous yet calming and the smell in the air? Beautiful! I ordered a slice of chocolate cake and a chocolate milkshake with popping candy. 

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I will be the first to admit that I was worried in case the cake and shake were too chocolatey for me. But I actually recall my eyes rolling back in delight after taking not only that first bite of cake¬†but the first slurp of milkshake too. Utterly delicious and the taste explosions I had with the different drizzled toppings on my cake {the tiny bit of raspberry sauce added was amazing! Just the right amount}….& not the mention what the popping candy did as an added bonus.¬†

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My next and final tourist stop was to be the Tower of London, including London Bridge. This is a part of London that I have never visited before and it really blew me away. It’s such a beautiful part of the City and it was the perfect spot to put your bags down, buy a drink {of coke} and just sit by the wayside watching the world hustle by.¬†

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My day trip round London was amazing. It exhausted me {literally} but I really had the best time. I love those little days that you can just potter about by yourself {being kid free helps!}. I was just able to chill out, stroll at my own pace, go where I wanted to go rather than where my 3yr old wanted to go. I was able to eat ice-cream {and not share it!} and the best part? Being able to just sit down, enjoying the sounds around me and just being able to breathe for a little bit.

Thank you, London! Until next time…. xo

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  1. RachelSwirl
    06/07/2016 / 11:55 PM

    I am looking forward to returning to London one day soon, I want to shop at Camden Market.

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