I was lucky enough to have a brilliant day in London last Tuesday. Me and the family visited some spots we’ve been wanting to for a while, and I can say that they lived up to their reputations! Arriving at King’s Cross at half twelve, we headed straight over to London Bridge, enjoying a stroll around and a cheeky Starbucks before making our way up 72 floors, 800ft above London, to see the spectacular View from The Shard. Thankfully the sky was clear and the sun was out, so we could see an impressive amount of London, landmarks such as, St. Paul’s Cathedral, The London Eye, Tower Bridge and The Gherkin! (which all looked pitifully small from where we were standing!). If you get the chance to get up there when in London, it’s worth it!
We then headed over to Leicester Square, I was feeling peckish and have had Five Guys on my mind since I walked past it last autumn (when I clearly didn’t have the patience to wait in the queue). It was surprisingly quiet inside, where we easily snatched up a comfy booth for the four of us, and made our orders (bacon cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato for me!). It is truly gourmet fast food, although the real winner among us were the infamous almost-every-flavour-you-could-want fizzy drink machines. If you’re a twitter follower of mine (@bkyrouncefield), you’ll know Orange Coke is a new obsession of mine – another unhealthy habit I should definitely blame on someone else!
To my brother’s disdain I fancied a bit of shopping, and although Oxford Circus isn’t the most comfortable spot (seems to be constantly hoarding and I’m genuinely scared of getting lost inside Topshop…), it was close and you can’t say it’s not everything in one place! The iconic Liberty was as amazing as always, as was & Other Stories, a beautiful store that I fell in love with in Stockholm (I had a mini haul, which you can read about soon!) A shout out the Lola’s Cupcakes too, which can be found on the Entrance Floor of Topshop, I had a Red Velvet and Cookies & Cream, absolutely delicious!
Finally, we got the bus (sometimes more relaxing than the tube, plus you get to see some nice sights) to the Royal Albert Hall, where we saw Russell Howard. We’ve seen him before, so knew we were in for an entertaining night, he did not disappoint! I’d suggest you going to a live show if you’ve seen and liked any of his TV work, (Mock the Week, Russell Howard’s Good News), hilarious.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this (photo heavy) snippet of my day in London, since it’s such a big place having some recommendations of what to see when you’re there can be useful (I think so at least!). I’m already planning my next trip, so if you have any suggestions, let me know!
The pictures below are from my Instagram (@brouncefield), hence shoddy quality – pretty all the same! Follow me!