An afternoon sightseeing in London

A few weeks ago my eldest girl and I went on another day trip to London. We were travelling over to attend an event with Bafta Kids & the Disney channel, for the amazing new show Milo Murphy’s Law {airing on April 3rd!}. But after the event we had some time to explore before our flight home, so we did just that.

We had never been to the Piccadilly/Leicester Square part of London before, so it was quite exciting getting to do a bit of sightseeing. Getting to see China town, lots of really cool street performers and being in Leicester Square it was a no-brainer that we had to visit three very cool places. The LEGO store, the M&M superstore {did you know this store has four floors!?} and lastly, the Nickelodeon store.

Chinatown in London
Bubba gump Shrimp in London

The queue to get into the Lego store was insane and how random that the store itself doesn’t even open until 10 am! Is that just an England thing? Either way, we found that quite random, so we decided to visit the M&M store first because you know…chocolate! Inside this store is insane. There are literally M&M’s everywhere. There were M&M hoody’s, socks, onesies, all kinds of M&M candy dispensers, purses, plushes, hell….literally everything!

M&M store in Leicester square, London
M&M store in Leicester square, LondonThe Nickelodeon store was pretty cool too, a little….Spongebob Squarepants overkill but cool nonetheless. However, the Lego store was the best part. The place was crazy busy but we shuffled our way round. My daughter made a beeline for the Brickheadz {because she is obsessed!} and she bought herself a Lego City Pizza truck too. So she was happy! I, of course, couldn’t leave without picking up a Batman Brickheadz for my Lego Batman obsessed four year old. Needless to say when I gave it to her the next day she was beside herself with joy.

Lego store, Leicester square in London
Lego store, Leicester square in London
Lego store, Leicester square in London
Lego store, Leicester square in London
Leicester square tube station
Westminster in LondonAfter all of the sightseeing, my eldest girl surprised me with an early Mother’s day pub lunch. Which her & my husband conspired together to pull off. Isn’t that the sweetest thing! We went to a place called The Shakespear {I think!} and it was just facing Victoria station. It just meant we could put our feet up, fill our faces and just rest for a few hours before starting our journey home. It was so so lovely and we really did fill our faces – it was glorious! 

Mother's day pub dinner with daughter
Mother's day pub dinner with daughter
Please excuse my I’ve-been-up-since-4am-face but by this point {around 5pm} we were pretty tired! We had such a fun day together and I just love having that one on one time with my eldest girl. London has sort of become ‘our place’ for days out together and I just love that! 

Until next time London!

D xx

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  1. 30/03/2017 / 9:42 PM

    you look like you had the most fabulous time; the M & Ms store looks so much like the New York one.

    • 30/03/2017 / 10:34 PM

      We really did have an amazing day! I couldn’t believe how big the M&M store actually was!

  2. 30/03/2017 / 10:30 PM

    Looks and sounds like an amazing trip. Makes me miss London. Looks like you hit perfect weather. Your daughter is adorable, btw.

    • 30/03/2017 / 10:33 PM

      We got great weather, we were very lucky and we really did have an amazing day! Thanks so much for the kind words on my daughter! x

  3. Lacee
    30/03/2017 / 10:34 PM

    Looks like y’all had a great time! I’ll have to save some of these ideas. 🙂

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  4. 31/03/2017 / 7:05 AM

    So great! I used to love the M&M store and the “all you can eat” spots in Chinatown 🙂

    • 31/03/2017 / 9:01 AM

      There are all you can eat spots in Chinatown! We never went in, but we will next time, lol! 😉

  5. 31/03/2017 / 1:58 PM

    I’ve not been to the M&M or Lego stores yet, so I’m jealous of you doing that! Can I just say how happy your daughter looks to be exploring the city and it’s so sweet that she treated you to a Mother’s Day lunch! How lovely!

    • 31/03/2017 / 5:05 PM

      Definitely pop into them if/when you get a chance. You won’t be disappointed. She does love exploring London with me, and I with her. And I know, she’s such a wee pet! x

  6. 04/04/2017 / 8:37 AM

    The m&s store looks amazing! I hope to visit London for a day trip with my eldest 2 very soon! They would love it. Just too terrified at the moment expose costly after what’s just happened. Problem is its never gonna change is it?! I need to just be brave and book some train tickets 🙂
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    • 05/04/2017 / 3:43 PM

      It was INSANE! So surprisingly big! London is such an expensive City to visit but definitely something you need to do once in your life!

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