Daydreaming of a weekend in London

*This is a collaborative post* 

Now that Amy has had a couple of over night stays with Nana my thoughts are turning to getting some time away with that husband of mine.  Up until now our babysitting tokens tend to be used up on events – weddings, birthdays or really needing to get stuff done in the house.  However right now I’m daydreaming about a weekend away in London with my man.  Just for the sake of it.

Me and the Mr x

I’ve never actually been to London and done the whole tourist thing so, should I suddenly discover a free weekend and enough spare pennies I’d be searching out cheap London hotels and booking us a train down to London pronto to see what we could get ticked off this list:

1. See a show 

Of course this  has to be top of the list.  I saw Jason Donovan in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the London Palladium when I was about 12 and I’d love to make a return visit!  I know Dave would really enjoy it too.

2. Hit the shops

I’ve only been shopping in London once. Once I ask you!  We basically spent the whole day on Oxford Street and still didn’t even cover half the shops available to us.  I think I could merrily spend a whole weekend shopping without too much effort!  (Dave and my bank manager might have something to say about that though!)

3. Take afternoon tea 

You can’t knock afternoon tea for a lovely treat – sandwiches, scones, cake – what’s not to love!  Afternoon Tea at The Ritz is thought to be the cream of the crop but really is something of a luxury at £50 or more per person!

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4. Visit Buckingham Palace

I can’t say I particularly want a tour of the palace itself but I’d love to just have a wander around outside Buckingham Palace and the surrounding areas.  All those places that you see on TV but never in real life!

5. Explore the Markets

London is famous for it’s markets – Camden Market and Portobello Market are the first which spring to mind.  I’m sure they would swallow up more than a couple of hours with some happy browsing and bargaining!

6. Take a trip on the London Eye

Whilst I’m not really one for heights on the whole I do love the idea of experiencing the London Eye and taking in all the amazing sights of London from a unique viewpoint.

So without too much effort I think I could merrily fill up a childfree weekend in London with my man!  What would you do?  Anything you think I’ve missed?

(Thanks to Emma, Donna, Iona, Mary, Shaz, Steph, Lish and Hannah for their contributions)

1 Comment

  1. July 28, 2015 / 9:04 pm

    I think you need a weekend in London to cram as much of that in as possible! x

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