A Day Trip To London

James turned 26 this week so I organised a little surprise trip to London for an explore and a bit of shopping. If you've visited my blog before, you may have noticed my grumpy post about having to cancel our trip to Amsterdam due to our boiler breaking (that's being an house-owning-adult for you!) so a trip to London sounded like a fun day out. I left it to James to decide where he wanted to visit and it was no surprise when he chose Camden.

We explored the markets and got lost amongst all of the quirky stalls and interesting people. I got some feathers put in my hair by a rather lovely if not slightly stoned lady who had collected all of her feathers whilst visiting Peru. They look so pretty tied into hair and they're meant to last 3-6 months so we shall see but so far so good and I love them! The only thing I despise about Camden market is some of the food stalls literally throw meat at you and as a vegetarian, there is nothing worse you could possibly do to me. James has lived in Hong Kong (being a quarter Chinese, he has family out there) and he told me it's literally the same as walking through the streets of Hong Kong. Weird and wonderful delicacies all over the place, but having it thrust in my face wasn't what I wanted. It all smells fantastic and any food lover wouldn't have the faintest idea where to start. We stopped off at a little stall that was making fresh Cajun spiced fries absolutely plastered in cheeses and cheese sauce. The lady at the stall even blow-torched the cheese on top to make it melt in and the taste was amazing. 

After Camden, we went to Oxford Street for a bit of shopping, visited Lush, Topshop, Urban Outfitters and a few places James hadn't been to before like Moji. I wore my Vans shoes thinking they'd be the most comfortable but even they weren't stopping my feet from hurting so badly by half way through our day. After a much needed sit down in Starbucks, we decided to venture into Primark. I can't quite believe that I have managed to convert James to actually give Primark the time of day and I came out with a new rucksack because my handbag was destroying my arm and some new exercise gear. 

I feel that the more I visit London, the more I fall in love with it and I also feel more confident using the tube lines and navigating around really does get easier the more you practice. We plan to go back to London later this year, perhaps to visit the Natural History Museum or the National Gallery. I know many of my readers are from the USA so if you ever get a chance to visit London, there is so much to see and do and you certainly will not be disappointed with our capital. 

Oddly enough, I didn't take many photos of our day out but I did manage to get some video footage which I'll link below for you to watch if you wish :)


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  1. i totally love London. because of my mobility I havent been for a couple of years but we are planning a trip next year. Cant wait to see your feather hair! Hales xxx

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