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A Weekend in London (2nd Day)

A Weekend in London (2nd Day)

View of london

Our second, and last, day in London was Sunday 10th June. We woke up around nine am and a lot of complaining later (from my boyfriend about how I was taking forever), we headed out for breakfast.

We were staying in Soho and had come across the Riding House Cafe – a cafe turns bar later on. We both ordered juices / smoothies and I opted for the berry pancakes. £40 later and we were ready for a full-day of sight-seeing. Did I mention that London was expensive? No Yorkshire prices down South!

The day before, I was very hesitant about getting the underground just because the whole idea freaked me out a little bit, but with some persuading we made it down. And I loved it! I could not get over how quick it was, if only there was a system like that in Yorkshire! We took the Victoria Line from Oxford Circus to Green Park Station.

From there, we walked to Buckingham Palace and it wasn’t as crowded as I was expecting it to be – considering it was a very warm day we were pleasantly surprised.

Palace

The sun was shining and it was such a beautiful day. We definitely chose a good day to do some sightseeing.

London Statue

We also ticked some other sights off our list – Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square – all of which were in walking distance to each other.

London

From there, we walked over to the London Bridge area and saw the London Eye

As it was such a nice day, we sat down on the grass – as did lots of others – to watch the various street performers and the people walking by. My favourite thing about London is how many things there are going on. Everywhere we looked there was something to do. 

As we were walking to our next spot, we got caught up in the ‘100 Years of Female Suffrage’ March which somehow I didn’t even know was happening! We stood for a while just watching and reading the posters and soaking up the incredible atmosphere. 

100 Years of Suffrage

There were so many people and it was great to see everyone coming together to celebrate the movement and to push for further change!

London Eye

And finally, for our last few hours in London, we decided to head to Hyde Park. We spent some time sunbathing, having a drink watching the pedalos and the roller-bladers. It was such a nice afternoon, and Hyde Park feels like a world away from the bustling city. You can really relax there. 

And that was the end to our weekend in London. We saw everything we wanted to see but have some other places we would like to explore next time. We knew we wouldn’t have had time to see Camden, unless we were to rush, so we will do that next time and we can also visit Chelsea next time. 



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