Note to self: always carry a jacket in London, the weather can turn in an instant.
Today was a full day of sightseeing. After eating the most hipster breakfast imaginable – an almond milk latte with a ‘Nordic Pear bowl’ from 26 grains in Neal’s yard. The bowl contained coconut milk oats, spices, seeds, cacao crumble, coconut yoghurt, pear and maple syrup. It was reallt tasty, don’t get me wrong, I just had a little chuckle to myself while I was eating it.
After finishing breakfast I set off for a full day of exploring. Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the Borough markets.
Hot tip: if you pre book your Westminster Abbey ticket you can cut the 2hr cue. Though this may have had something to do with the fact that I was a young female travelling solo… 🤷♀️🤷♀️
Westminster Abbey was breathtaking. The detail in the roof above the lady chapel, the stained glass windows, the fact that Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots were all laid to rest there. It was all too much.
Big Ben was fun to see, viewing the tower from so many angles, it was interesting to see it cut through the skyline in so many different ways.
Buckingham palace, without the changing of the guards is pretty dull. The walk from Big Ben to the Palace is a nice one but it’s kind of just another building…
Next up was Borough Markets. OH THE OPTIONS. It honestly has to be the best food market I’ve ever seen. So much fresh produce and food, it was so fun to just walk around and see everything that was on offer as well as try all the different food samples.
I got an olive, rosemary and onion foccacia from bread ahead which was SO GOOD. You know when you just eat really good bread? It can be super basic but just pack a punch? Well this was like that but better. Clearly from my smile you can tell I ain’t lying.
After my ‘snack’, I finally decided on a confit duck salad for lunch. The onion relish and chilli sauce really brought this dish up a level, but it was the amount of duck that I received for £6 that totally blew me away…I couldn’t finish my lunch!
The afternoon faded away into the early evening where I was went to dinner with some uni friends.
It was great to catch up with people that I haven’t seen properly in over 2 years. We went back to Brick lane and tried out another indian restaraunt that was pretty damn tasty! The monsoon if you’re ever interested.
After dinner we decided drinks would be a good idea. After last drinks at 11 we were finally kicked out and I managed to navigate the tube home alone without getting lost!
Here’s hoping I wake up after 6am tomorrow!
Good night! Xx