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How to Spend 48 Hours in London Eating and Shopping!

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!

If you are thinking of spending some time in London then I have got a smashing list of things to be getting up to!

Friday – The 48 Hours in London Begins!

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!

Arriving into London via Kings Cross for the start of my 48 Hours in London

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.

Next stop in my 48 Hours in London…

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 unfortunately with the mix of my soaking feet, incredible heat and insane amounts of people, I didn’t really end up paying much attention. Unsurprisingly, we left after about 45 minutes.

Vegan Chocolate Cake in Covent Garden

My friend wanted to take me to Covent Garden so we set off, looking for a place to have a lil‘ treat. We ended up squeezing into a table at ‘Le Pain Quotidien‘. Whilst their vegan chocolate cake was SO GOOD, I also got to (unfortunately) experience the ‘fancy’ London prices.

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.

And, to no one’s surprise, we headed straight for Wagamama!

Saturday – EMILY DAY!

I was SO excited to meet Emily and I had the most AMAZING TIME!

Thank you, Emily for putting up with me that day. Hopefully this is the start of a great friendship offline as well as online. πŸ™‚

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 Ichibas! We got free ice cream (and sorbet for me) and watched the drummers.

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.

Emily and I at Pizza Express in Westfield London

The most exciting part was after we had finished eating, Emily handed me a lil‘ present! It was an Animal Crossing Backpack Buddy and AHHH. I had never seen Animal Crossing merchandise sold in the UK so I was like YES PLEASE. So, I now have Porter handing on my backpack and he goes everywhere with me – thank you, Emily.

If you have taken a recent trip to London then I would leave to hear about it in the comments below!

Till next time my friends!

-Millie πŸ™‚

Check out more of my travel content:

’24 Hours in Edinburgh’

‘FM-84’s First European Concert!’

‘Top 10 Things To Do In Amsterdam’


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