Winter in London

Winter in London

London can be a magical place, but no time is this more true than in the winter. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see exactly what I mean! But even after the Christmas lights begin to fade, the cold and frosty afternoons make the city look even prettier than usual.

I hopped on a train and met my friend Anna for a day of fun in the capital. Having met at Marble Arch, we cruised the tourist hotspots for somewhere to grab a bite, and opted for Aubaine after browsing the shoe section in utter awe in Selfridges.

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In my opinion, any restaurant with THOSE floor tiles, cute waiters, and wisteria hanging from the walls and ceiling is off to a good start!

But the real starter was this salmon tartare – Anna went for sweetcorn soup, and both were de-lish.

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We followed up with lobster spaghetti for her, and a prime steak burger for me. If I’m honest, both were overpriced and a little disappointing, and not particularly photo-worthy (soz). Better luck next time, Aubaine!

In search of an adrenaline rush, we walked over to Hyde Park’s main attraction in the cooler months – Winter Wonderland. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s basically a festive fairground with dozens of rides, bars, and eateries to get you in the Christmas mood.

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After a mulled wine and feeling a little ropey after a slightly exhilarating ride (my stomach ain’t what it used to be!), we headed back to Oxford Street for another peek around the shops. Check out these bad boys in Selfridges…

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Almost too good to eat!? Feeling a little worse for wear, I met my family who were also in London, and took a walk along Southbank. This was timed perfectly, as the sun was setting and the view was just incredible…

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Not bad at all, London! Stopping for coffee in Southwark after discovering Borough Market was closed – boo! – we walked back for more beautiful sights of the City.

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After racking up over 20,000 steps, I felt very ready to sit down for a couple of hours on the way home (only after a Five Guys from Westfield, of course!)

What are your favourite things about London?

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I’m Laura, a roaming blonde who recently made the leap from my home in the Cotswolds, UK to be based across the pond in Vancouver, BC for a brand new job and plenty of adventures.

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