London Baby

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London Baby

It’s February and is the most romantic time of the year. Not just for Valentines Day but also as it is my Wedding Anniversary and this time it is four years. To mark it, hubby and I went to London for few days. I really like London it really does have so much to do and I just like the whole busy busy nature of it.

We started in the British Museum which is absolutely amazing and so interesting! I thought it was just another history museum but is absolutely full of items from across the world and if you have seen Night at the Museum you will love it! For dinner that night we went to Bubba Gumps which is a restaurant built on the theme of Forrest Gump and serves shrimps in any way you can think of. Our hotel was Euston Square which was so close to the train station and tube it is soo handy.

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British Museum

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The next day was our anniversary. We spent the morning in the National Portrait Gallery. Which is a like a museum of all the most interesting and influential people in the world and has some absolutely beautiful paintings. Like the one of Christabel Pankhurst which is absolutely stunning. Really worth a visit! The cafe downstairs is pretty lovely as well. Then my husband surprised me with a very romantic ride on the London Eye with a glass of champagne. It was a brilliant little treat and is just what we needed to celebrate.

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View from the top

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After the Eye we wandered down to Liberty and I spent far too much on yarn in their haberdashery on brands I can’t find as easily in Manchester. That night we had dinner in China Town and went to see Les Miserables. Oh it was so good. Such a great musical and so emotional! The actors were amazing and I cried a lot. I absolutely loved it! The Queens Theatre is also lovely it’s very old and very quaint and has the traditional theatre look. Red and gold and slightly old fashioned.

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China town

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Les miserables

Our last day we were a bit tired as London is so big! We went to the V and A Museum in the morning. Which was ok but is an exploration in art and design which if you don’t have a lot of interest in isn’t for everyone. The history of fashion they have though is worth a look. After that we wandered through Hyde Park to see Albert Memorial which is beautiful. (Queen Victoria really loved Albert a lot. I know that’s an obvious but she really did you can see it everywhere)

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V and A chandelier

We had a long lunch in a little Pizza Express we found and then went round the shops. We visited Anthropologie which could become an issue as they are online too  and have some beautfiul home ware and their huge John Lewis. Then it was back home on the train to Manchester.

I love getting away and seeing new things. It was a wonderful holiday and just what we needed to get lost in a city together.

Happy Anniversary x

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Here are some links to what we did in London:

Our Hotel – Euston Square

The British Museum

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

National Portrait Gallery

London Eye

Liberty

Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre

Victoria and Albert Museum

Anthropologie

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