Hello sweet peas,
Have you ever planned a perfect weekend for you and your partner/friend and it just didn’t go to plan? Usually, those weekends end up being even better than expected or really stressful. As London is my favourite capital city in the world, I thought I’d present you with the perfect day there and I can vouch that it will be full of fun and excitement.
First of all, you should meet whoever your companion may be, be it mother, brother, boyfriend or best friend, at a small but delicious hotspot Muriel’s Kitchen in South Kensington. Not only is 20 seconds from the tube station, making it a perfect and easy meetup point but it does some brilliant brunch and not too expensive for London. Whether you go for the Ultimate Sausage Sarnie or the Eggs Royale (with extra avocado of course), you will not be disappointed. The staff are incredibly friendly and the atmosphere is lively, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.
Afterwards, take a walk over along Exhibition road where you will find a great number of museums like the V&A or Science museum. Only being around the corner from brunch, it is worthwhile popping over and checking out the free exhibitions or buy tickets for one of the main attractions. I would recommend you check out the Sensational Butterflies pop up tent in the gardens of the Natural History museum, it is full of exotic and intriguing butterflies whom happily fly about and sit on your shoulder. Mind you, it is very hot in there so make sure you take off your coat!
Next make your way to South Kensington tube station and on the Circle Line to Notting Hill Gate station. Yes, that is where the famous book and film Notting Hill was partly filmed, you can find the actual bookshop from the film along a side street off Portobello Road. Now for the next part of your adventure, a wander down the Portobello Markets. Maybe grab a coffee or freshly squeezed juice from one of the stalls and then buy some quirky vintage clothing. These markets are a breath of fresh air in comparison to Camden because that has become a massive tourist spot. I’d still hype Camden but there is just something about Portobello which feels so right. Staying with the movie theme, if you enjoy the cinema you should 100% go to the Electric Cinema located roughly in the middle of Portobello Road. It is an old-fashioned theatre, now cinema with big red comfy sofas and beds to sit/lay on whilst watching the film. They do the latest blockbusters and independent films, as well as serving alcoholic drinks alongside popcorn. Tickets are quite expensive, but the experience is well worth it.
Once you have explored the markets, it is probably about time to grab some late lunch therefore, you should make your way to the Southbank for some incredible street food and a beautiful view of London Bridge from the roof garden on the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The street food market is truly international from Korritos (Korean burritos), Ethiopian stew and Morrocan tagine, there is something for everyone. Thereis something quite perfect about London on a bright crisp day, and walking along the Southbank allows you to fully admire this great city. If you want an alternative view, grab a water bus and head to the Emirates Air Line for a birds eye view of London- that would truly end your perfect day.
Let me know if you trial the perfect day in London, I’d love to hear about it. But remember your company makes the perfect day so take someone special and super fun!
Love Poppy x