I’m so excited to be blogging again and I’m especially excited for this post! Haydn and I have recently spent 3 days exploring London together to celebrate our anniversary, of course I wanted to share this experience with all of you and give you a little inside opinion on my thoughts of everything. To help make this simple I’ll break it down day by day to tell you what we got up to! I’ve even made a mini video of our trip which you can see using this link: https://youtu.be/X7SQsdxuo-k
As part of this trip Haydn treated me to 4 attraction passes for my birthday so we got the chance to do Madame Tussauds, The London Eye, Shrek Adventures and The London Aquarium. Along with all the attractions I wanted to fit in time for shopping and sightseeing. Quite a substantial amount to fit into 2 and a half days!
We’re no strangers to National Express Coaches so of course we decided to use their services to get into London. We traveled up (and down) and met at London Victoria Coach station at 11:30. Lucky for us our coaches arrived early but still at the exact same time. We said our excited hellos and headed to our hotel which was about a half an hour walk away. (Our Hotel) From there we headed to Madame Tussauds to join the queues and collect our tickets for the other attractions. If you decide to do Madame Tussauds consider taking small deck chairs (not joking) as the standing around will actually destroy your back. The queue ended up being about 2.5 hours long and then we were in. I loved this part of the trip! The wax figures were so lifelike it was kinda scary! I think the best were ET, Shrek and Zoella ironic seeing as two of these aren’t even people. Would I do this attraction again? Maybe if some new people were added that I wanted to see but part of it is a one time tourist enjoyment that you do simply because its a novelty.
After finishing up at Madame Tussauds we went for a wonder to Buckingham Palace and on to out hotel to check in and chill till we wanted food. For dinner we made reservations at WildWood, one of our favourite restaurants to go to. The food is always amazing and the atmosphere is great. Highly recommend it. Its also worthwhile adding that the prices weren’t that much higher than out of the city. After we’d eaten and the nigh had fallen we went for a cute stroll along the river Thames together. Very romantic if I say so myself 😉
Seeing as we had a lot planned today we wanted to be super productive… that being said we made a flying start to the day at 10:30am… We had booked onto the London Eye at 1:15pm and the Shrek Adventures at 2:30 so we had some time to grab a cheese toastie for Haydn and a croissant for me. We then took some photos in front of Big Ben and wondered along The Queens Walk by the river. There was a street performer doing some magic tricks so we sat and watched him for a little bit, Haydn acted as my personal photographer so we took some pictures, and then it was time for the London Eye! The sights were pretty cool but I got travel sick… YES I GOT BLOODY MOTION SICK ON THE LONDON EYE! I honestly don’t know whats wrong with me. I think the London Eye is one of the few attractions I would do again. After the London Eye we went over to Shrek Adventures. This place was a little over hyped in my honest opinion. I don’t want to go into to much detail with this one as I think we enjoyed it less because we’re not the intended audience. Although one thing that did disappoint me is that it was a no photography area and to get any pictures you had to pay £25 for a book at the end, despite the fact that they’d already printed copied of a handful of pictures to show us. I just don’t get why we couldn’t have those pictures for free because they’d only end up in the bin anyway.
Towards the end of the day we went shopping on Oxford street, went into M&M (which was so cool) and then had a romantic dinner at McDonalds. We sure know how to live it up. For evening entertainment we watched Inbetweeners and drank Prosecco in our hotel room. Party hard right?
Final Day came around quickly of course and we had an even slower start to the morning. London is exhausting especially since we decided to walk everywhere rather than get the tubes (they freak me out for some reason). At 11 ish we rocked out of the hotel, got breakfast and went to the aquarium. I hardly took any pictures on this day because a. we were so tired and b. I just wanted to live in the moment. The Aquarium was so great tho and seeing as I love see turtles I couldn’t help but feel like a giddy kid. Truth is on this day we were actually exhausted so we brought some snacks and Costa hot chocolate and lazed about in the hotel bar area for a couple of hours until it was time to get the coach back to Bournemouth together.
I had such a great time in London. Spending this quality time with Haydn was incredible. Despite the fact the this was a super expensive trip I think it was worth it. Of course there are other places you could go for a little mini break that wouldn’t break the bank so much!
I hope you all enjoyed this post. Sorry it’s taken a little while to be uploaded. Thank you all for reading.
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