As a result, I am down by £480 which is a really rotten way to begin the New Year and I am still extremely upset about it. But if I’m being positive and looking on the bright side of life, at least I had an extra two days off to (try) enjoy the Capital city with Mum and spending some quality time with her was so great. Every silver lining! I couldn’t take my proper camera with me but I managed to capture a few moments on my iPhone. Sorry if they are a little fuzzy!
— DAY 1 —
Burger & Lobster is great place if you love lobster – of course. But I’m not a huge fan of it myself so I went for the lobster roll whilst Mum opted for the full lobster! They only have 3 things on the menu which are burger, lobster, and lobster roll, each comes with salad, fries, butter sauce for £20 which is decent for central London. They don’t take reservations so I was worried my mum and I would have to queue up in the cold for ages but we walked in at around 5:30pm, put our names down, took a seat at the waiting area and were shown to our table within 5 minutes!
We were so full, and had to walk it off so we walked to nearby China Town and Piccadilly Circus for a few fun, touristy snaps. Every time Mum has visited London, it has always been hectic and Dad always gets them lost. Those were the days before Google Maps! It was nice to see her feel more at ease in the big City and therefore able to properly take in the sights of London. Piccadilly Circus is always a great place to take photos. I love going here and people-watch but it was too cold to sit so we didn’t stay in one place for long. Had to keep moving to keep warm!
— DAY 2 —
We had reservations at Duck & Waffle at around 6pm so had to get back to the flat to get ready quite early-ish but that was fine by us because we had walked for ages and my knee was doing a wierd thing where it kept locking up! So weird! But dinner was delicious, we ordered the crispy pig ears, rosemary and garlic bread, yellowfin tuna and watermelon, foie gras creme brulee and a duck and waffle.
Being at dinner with Mum, I didn’t want to be too focussed on taking photographs but you can see more food pics from one of my previous visits to Duck & Waffle. Again, we had to walk off our food coma so we headed towards Canary Wharf (one stop from my flat in Westferry) before returning to the flat for a night of cleaning and packing my belongings in the suitcase.
14 thoughts on “City Trip: Two Days In London”
That's so awful with your letting agents! But I'm glad you're finally out of that mini hell and your flat situation, no money can compare to your eventual happiness (: Looks like a lovely time spent in London with your Mama – mine was so fascinated when I showed her around Liberty and through the little surrounding streets, she only ever drives to London and stops off in, you guessed it, Chinatown for meetings! xx
It's been SO long since I was in London! I would love to go back, there's so much I still haven't done in the Capital! Duck and Waffle is defiantly on the to-do list, I've read so many reviews and the food and views always look so Insta-worthy and pretty!
Saloca in Wonderland
Great photos! Sorry to hear about the awful estate agents! That is just horrid! Hope you find a better flat 🙂 xx
I feel you on the letting agency front, ours are awful. I move at the end of the month to a private landlord and it's been so much less faff! Looks like you had a fab time in London anyway. What did you think of Miss Saigon! I saw it last November and, dare I say it, liked it better than Les Mis 😉 Xx
Oh Sarah your letting agents sound rubbish and 480 is such a lot of money too! I'm glad that you spent some time in London with your mum. I love that you took her to the theatre. I'm not sure my mum would be able to sit through an entire one! Looks like a lovely few days spent with your mum! x
Lovely photos – all sounds lovely!
Lucy | Forever September
Fab photos, looks like you had a fab time!
Made In The 1990s
I am really craving lobster right now – fab pics xo
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Love these pictures. Looks like you've had an amazing time, I love travelling to London. x
I really want to try Burger & Lobster! I'm glad you had a couple of nice days to spend with your mum after the letting agents troubles x
Sophie | Dreams and Colour Schemes
London looks amazing!! Hopefully you find a nice flat!
Miss Olivia Says
Never been to London, I'd love to see it !
I'm visiting my friend in London next month, so this is really exciting to read up on! Thank you for sharing x
Seems like you had lovely days in London. We normally go to London at least once in two weeks. So still exploring new things there. The city is huge and has so much to offer!
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