London Calling Part 1 //

Friday, 3 October 2014

Cheerio love! Oh what a dream it is to look back at these photos and reminisce about our completely lovely time in London town. Let me start off by saying that both Danny and I really didn't know what to expect when we booked two flights to London. We knew that London was the home of Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace, we also knew that 101 Dalmatians was based there, but that's about it. Danny was sceptical of going to London, however, he was also sceptical of going to Paris and Disneyland when we went.. so really... However, as soon as we touched down in Heathrow airport we both fell head over heels for this beautiful city. 

Our first day in London we spent perusing around Notting Hill (where we stayed) and checking out the local shops and restaurants. While walking through the town we stumbled upon the most delicious brunch spot - Granger and co. We had seen customers lined up out the door and decided to join them! The line moves quickly and it's definitely worth the wait. If you go you must have the scrambled eggs, they are unlike any scrambled eggs I've ever had and are to die for! 

We then made our way down to the Portobello market - a fabulous street filled with antiques, art, yummy food, and much more. We browsed through antiques, sipped coffee, and satisfied our sweet tooth with the most wonderful (and biggest) strawberry doughnut I ever did see. After stopping in at the famous Notting Hill book shop, we made our way into the heart of London, stopping to feed the gorgeous swans along the way. 

The next day we met up with the oh so lovely Briony from a girl a style. Briony and I had met (via the internet of course) years ago when both of us first started our blogs. We have been following each other on instagram and twitter since and when Danny and I had decided on London for our honeymoon probably one of the first things I did was email Briony to meet for tea. We met up at LadurĂ©e in covent gardens which was a dream (if you're wanting to make a visit to LadurĂ©e while in London do not go to the Harrods location.. it's not nearly as whimsical). Briony was just as sugar sweet in person as I knew she'd be and we had a wonderful time sipping rose tea and nibbling on orange blossom macarons. Covent gardens is a gorgeous square full of wonderful shops and restaurants and fabulous street theatrics, definitely worth a visit! 

We ended our day with a trip around the London eye and a delicious Sunday roast (something we don't have in Canada and were told to try). I was just starting to come down with a cold this day so the warm roast dinner was just what I needed to comfort my sore throat. We had decided on Wetherspoons for dinner (which we were told to avoid), it is a chain restaurant, however, I thought the food was delicious!! They also have daily deals where you can get a meal and a drink for 8 GBPs - probably the cheapest you'll get in London! It was the perfect end to our second day in London. 

Stay tuned for part two coming next week! 



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