Monday, 24 August 2015

London August 2015 - Saturday

It's become somewhat of a tradition now that we head up to London around my birthday for a day of treats and a night in a beautiful hotel. This year we decided to stay for two nights, with the idea of taking a more relaxing stroll around London rather than trying to cram everything into one day.

Oh my word, this did not happen!

Our hotel, Dorsett Shepherds Bush very kindly let us check in when we arrived just before midday on Saturday. We pretty much dropped our bags inside the door and headed straight back out again to explore Holland Park & Notting Hill.

Leaving the crowds behind we wandered back to the hotel, via The Defectors Weld, a beautifully hip bar, to get changed before dinner. We love to walk as much as possible, you get to see so many little snippets of daily life that we would never see on a Tube, like street art & bustling markets.

Dinner was at Roka Aldwych, the most incredible Japanese restaurant that deserves it's very own post later in the week. Our 7pm booking gave us plenty of time to enjoy the warm summer evening and we found ourselves strolling along Southbank, not wanting the evening to end. Luckily we found The Bloody Oyster still serving cocktails! 

One final walk over Westminster bridge as the clock struck 11 and we headed back to the hotel and a final nightcap, or two, before sinking into bed ready for flying, street food and happy hour the following day!

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  1. Wow you really did get some brilliant shots of London. Love the wall paintings, always one of my fav things about town. Great post and I hope you had a lovely birthday :) #magicmoments

  2. It looks like you had a fab time exploring the sights of London, nothing better than escaping for a night for one of your birthdays. It sounds like you made the most of your time away. Popping in from Magic Moments.