So, I may not have been to a hot country yet this summer BUT I did get to spend approx. 48 Hours in London in July! The primary aim of this trip was to meet and spend the day with my friend Tortimer. (yes, that is you, Emily) However, I also got the chance to meet up with another one of my London-based friends!
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Friday – Arriving in London
Shockingly, my train didn’t get cancelled or delayed on my way down to London on Friday morning! (If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram then would know this is a shock.) I was slightly regretting booking 48 hours in London after I had only returned from Edinburgh and York the day before. However, as soon as I arrived and met up with my friend the thought of sleep was forgotten!
The London weather was doing its own sunny thing so we thought we would head over to Regent’s Park for a walk. Of course, as soon as we got there it started to POUR WITH RAIN. Like, absolutely chucking it down.
Looking back, this would have been a perfect time to use the ‘GoOutLondon’ app as we had stupidly not planned activities for the rain. Do you ever go over something in your head and think, ‘I could have done this much better?’ Well, I have found myself doing that with the ‘GoOutLondon’ app.
The ‘GoOutLondon’ app is available to download from the Google Playstore and the Apple store. You have to enter your phone number for activation, name, an email address and share your location with the app.
Obviously, I’m not currently in London. But, there is a useful option to change the search location, so I stuck Regent’s Park in. I played around with the preferences for a while, which helpfully allow you to filter down specifics such as price, walking distance and type of venue. It then came up with various cafes – all which would have been useful in the pouring rain!
Of course, we couldn’t stay out in the rain. Therefore, we found ourselves sprinting to the tube station and taking a visit to the British Museum. I hadn’t been before and
My friend wanted to take me to Covent Garden so we set off, looking for a place to have a
Attempting to go Shopping…
Remember me saying that I had no problems with the trains? That’s probably because life knew I was going to have issues with the buses. Deciding to go to Bluewater Shopping Centre the day the Dartford Crossing gets blocked and the buses are cancelled is not the best idea. It is a long story that I won’t tell – but we did finally make it there.
Bluewater was one place where I didn’t need the ‘GoOutLondon’ app – I was heading straight for Wagamamas! As usual, it was amazing.
Saturday – EMILY DAY!
I was SO excited to meet Emily and I had the most AMAZING TIME!
After just chatting, and eating sausage rolls, outside Kings Cross, we thought it may be a good time to stand up and go do something. We ended up in Westfield shopping centre. Our first stop, after getting Emily a bottle of water after we boiled on the delayed central line, was
We then spent the rest of the day discovering shops we didn’t’ know existed and being indecisive over whether to buy POP! figures. (okay, that was just me)
Food and a SURPRISE!
I have no clue how Emily hadn’t eaten at Pizza Express before. I’m glad we ended up going because my pizza was bomb dot com.
The most exciting part was after we had finished eating, Emily handed me a
I hope that
‘GoOutLondon’ App Review
The ‘GoOutLondon’ app is simple and easy to use. The interface has room for improvement but it does make it easy to find restaurants, night clubs, pubs and bars. Whilst London is a big place, sometimes you just don’t know where to go or eat. This app makes that easy for you. You can also see how many people like and their thoughts on each venue. The app is still small but has a lot of potentials to grow. If you are heading to London then I recommend giving it a go for yourself. I know I will be next time I visit!
If you have taken a recent trip to London then I would leave to hear about it in the comments below – especially if you tried out the ‘GoOutLondon’ app!
Till next time my friends!