This weekend was one I have been looking forward to for a long time now. One of my best friends and I were talking for a good few months about having a weekend in London. She hadn’t been in a long time and I’d never really done much in the way of touristy stuff when I’ve been down. So, in May we booked our train tickets and decided to stay overnight and this weekend we headed down. We booked the Hilton at London Bridge which is really easy to get to from the London Bridge tube in a fantastic location with a couple of minutes walk to Tower Bridge.
We decided quite early on that we were going to be a bit touristy in this trip so we booked to go on the London Eye which neither of us have ever been on before. I was hoping it would be a nice day so we would get some lovely views and luckily it was.
I was amazed at how smooth the London Eye was to go on, I’m not sure what I was expecting really but you could barely feel it move, even when you were at the top. The views were fantastic and my friend and I were sight spotting from the top.
When we got off we decided to have a walk across the bridge to see Big Ben and Westminster. By this point it was really warm so we decided to make the most of the day.
We spent a lot of time walking and went to Buckingham Palace to see if the Queen was in, as you do. We also went to Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and then headed back to the hotel because by that point our feet were getting a little tired and we wanted to be back in time to go for dinner.
We had booked a table at Browns in Covent Garden which was lovely. I’d never been there before, we were sat in a booth and had some lovely food (none of which I took photos of as we were chatting away and I was really hungry). We also had cocktails of course!
On Sunday we spent the morning getting ready, checking out of the hotel and having breakfast. We headed to Covent Garden not really knowing that most of the shops didn’t open until 12pm – rookie error. We did make the most of the day again and did quite a lot of walking across Waterloo Bridge and around Covent Garden as well. I love Covent Garden for a little bit of shopping and luckily I managed to go into Kate Spade to pick the bag I want to get in New York – so excited! We had such a lovely girly weekend and we’ve already started talking and planning what we will do next year. It was nice to be a bit of a tourist in London for the day and if you haven’t been on the London Eye, I would definitely recommend it.