Weekend away in London!

June 7, 2016

London Big Ben

Hello Everyone!

As you will know from my last post, I have recently been on a weekend trip away to London. If you’ve not seen my last post, you can find it here!

I always like to try and make the most of my weekends, so as it was a bank holiday weekend me and Will thought it would be a good idea to get away for a couple of nights! We booked a couple of weeks before and were surprised train tickets weren’t extortionate, still expensive but we have railcards so made it a little better.

Zizzi Desert

We arrived Saturday afternoon and had a table booked at Zizzi before going to see Wicked so we had a little wonder around and went to the hotel. By then it was time to head for some tea, I really enjoy Zizzi, I know a lot of people have problems with chain restaurants, but this is one of my favourite ones. I had the chicken skewer, followed by an amazing ice cream sundae afterwards. It was banana and salted caramel, heaven! I didn’t feel so guilty as the main course was a healthy option! Haha.

We then went to see Wicked. I really enjoyed it, so if you’re thinking about going to see a show next time you’re there, this is a must! Or Les Mis! We had really good seats, usually I’m the unlucky one stuck behind a really tall person so can never see.

Breakfast Club Pancakes

The next morning we went for breakfast at a place called The Breakfast Club. We’d heard people speak highly of this place before, but always heard you’d be queuing for like an hour to get seated so it didn’t really appeal to us. We were up really early for some reason and realised there was one 5 mins from our hotel so went to see if it was busy, and we got a seat within 10 mins which we didn’t mind. The place was buzzing with people and we soon realised we had timed it right after looking out of the window to see the queue going along the outside wall! People didn’t seem to turn away though, they were happy to wait!

I had pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, I always thought it was a strange combo but thought I’d give it a go! It was quite nice actually, but was rather dry. Will had a veggie breakfast which he said was nice. Overall we enjoyed it, but it was nothing out of the ordinary so I don’t think we will go back again if it meant queuing like others do!

Big Ben

We spent that day having a wonder around the shops, we were going to try going to Westfield but heard Oxford street etc was better. Besides, I really love the topshop as it’s huge! We also spent a long time in Selfridges looking around, mainly because I couldn’t make up my mind if to buy a Longchamp bag or not! We also found the most adorable little house when we were heading to the tube, it’s so picturesque with all the flowers growing up it.

London Cottage

Snog Frozen Yogurt

That evening we went to a frozen yogurt place called Snog down by the river. I know, strange name! Haha, we thought it was cool how it was a converted double decker bus and upstairs had colourful lights on the ceiling. They also had a bunch of deck chairs out facing the river which was nice. If you have never tried frozen yogurt, you really need to! It’s so addictive, and I think I enjoy it more than ice cream! Especially the chocolate flavour one. 🙂

Soho Grind

Sunday was mainly spent wondering around wanting to take pretty Instagram photos.. haha. We’ve both become slight Instagram addicts. We popped into the Soho Grind for a hot drink, I had a hot chocolate and will had a coffee. They were really nice, I loved the decor inside, they have quite a few around London so definitely check them out!

Liberty London

Carnaby Street

Before heading for our train we had a look around Carnaby street and looked around Liberty’s. How beautiful are the flowers outside! I also really like how colourful the buildings are so had to take a picture!

We had a lovely weekend, even though now I’ve written about it you probably think we didn’t do very much! We did, it was just a lot of shopping and a lot of exploring! Safe to say we were exhausted when we get back, but had a lovely time. I love London but I’m not sure I could keep up with the high pace of it all if I lived there, it makes me really grateful to be from a smaller city!

Where do you go for mini weekends away? 🙂

Sophie xo


  • Jessica & James

    June 17, 2016 at 8:39 am

    This was such a lovely read, we currently live in London and it’s always nice to read how others see London, as it’s easy to dismiss the little things when you live here.

    Your photography is amazing! ?

    We’ve had a weekend break in Bristol/Bath, it’s so beautiful! If you haven’t already, it’s a must!

    Look forward to reading more! ?

    1. Sophie Allan

      June 26, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Ah i’m so jealous you live in london! I love it there, and aw thank you that means a lot! 🙂 I’ve never been to Bristol/Bath, only passed through when on my way to cornwall! Will have to think about visiting there as I always hear nice things 🙂 xx

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