A Day In London - Southbank & Covent Garden!

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Yesterday I jumped on a train and took a trip to London to see my friend, Lauren, whom I met during my first year at university. If you've ever been a student at University, particular one who lives away from home, you'll probably appreciate how quickly you make new best friends; friends that you know will last forever. I've known Lauren for just over three years now but it feels like I've known her all my life! It was such a gorgeous day and I managed to get lots of lovely photos!

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We started off at Embankment and wandered across the bridge to Southbank. The view was gorgeous; Big Ben and the houses of parliament and the London Eye - I'm sure Londoners are pretty used to it, in fact some walked across the bridge without even looking at the views! We then went for lunch and cocktails at Giraffe for a proper catch-up, and it was just like old times!
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I had the Giraffe burger with sweet potato chips which was so yummy! Lauren had the Falafel burger which she highly recommends!
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Dress - Topshop / Shoes - Asos / Bag - Urban Outfitters
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We then went to have some pimms in one of the little outdoor bars! I didn't see what this area was called but it looked amazing - and I'm sure at night with all those little lights on it would look stunning!
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We then headed to Covent Garden where the mad-hatter was having a little tea-party! He looked so amazing! It took me way to long to realise that the little mouse on the end of his tea-cup was actually real, too! How cute!
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Covent Garden is famous for the wide selection of street-shows and street-performers. It's easily one of my favourite areas of London. Some of the performances are impressive and others are a little blah. We were sat at the rooftop bar of The Punch and Judy pub whilst we watched this one. The man laying down had volunteered himself for the act, which involved the man in the very questionable leggings placing a balloon between his legs and whipping it so that it popped. He also then proceeded to lay on the nails behind him... Which, if anything, was just a little strange. I wasn't overly keen on this one but he certainly gathered quite a crowd! I preferred the one I watched in my last London photo diary.

Shortly after this I headed home! It was absolutely boiling everywhere in London, there was no relief anywhere. The tubes were almost unbearable too - will there ever be air conditioning?!


  1. Great photo diary! I love covent gardens but I fell like Camden is now replacing it for. I know what you mean about the tubes, so so hot! x

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    1. i love camden too but never seem to make it there! i'll put it on my list for next time! xx

  2. Covent garden is so cool, I loved the fact that the mad hatter was there!! xx

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  3. Love your photography, I really need to visit covent garden, it looks great! www.jessmcguireblogs.blogspot.co.uk

    1. i love it there, definitely recommend a visit if you get the chance! xx

  4. Looks like you had a great day, Uni is great for making friends but it means they're all scattered across the country. I love visiting London, especially Covent Garden.

    Emma x
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    1. ahh i know, luckily my friend lauren is also half an hour away from london so it's easy for us to meet up! xx

  5. sounds like you had a lovely time! london is such a nice place to visit! also love your outfit!
    alice x


  6. I love covent garden - there's always something wonderful going on. x

    Lizzie's Corner

    1. it's definitely my favourite area of london at the moment! xx

  7. You have managed to get some great photos hun, I love London went last week but want to return to try and enjoy it more xx

    1. thank you! me too - there's so much to see and do! xx

  8. Looks like you had an amazing day- the Mad Hatters tea party is so cute! I love your outfit x
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    1. he was so magical, like exactly how i'd imagine the mad hatter to be! thank you chick! xx

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  10. Great pics Elena. Love your dress :)

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