Last week myself and the hubby headed down to London for a couple of nights. My other half had to work on Friday so I headed around London Town exploring and being pretty touristy. I had made a little to-do list of things I wanted to do/see so I set out exploring a few things I've never done in the capital.
First stop was the British Library for the Alice in Wonderland exhibition. Unfortunately no photos were allowed, but the exhibition was pretty cool with original diaries from Lewis Carroll and drawings and illustrations from a variety of illustrators. I then headed to Whole Foods on High Street Kensington. I adore this Whole Foods store, it's the ultimate free-from heaven and I always spend way, way too much money on things I don't need.
I hopped on the tube to Sloane Square to visit the Saatchi Art Gallery. The gallery is set in the most beautiful grounds and felt so, so Christmassy. The exhibitions were great, I love photography and there were some amazing photos - this one of the tattooed men was easily my favourite. There is just something really lovely about galleries, it was just so chilled and peaceful compared to the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. Wandering around, I actually forget I was in the city on Black Friday. Of course, I popped to Selfridges, Debenhams and Space NK to do a little bit of shopping. I managed to pick up some fab deals, but I'm saving them for another day.
We finished the day off having food at a gorgeous Korean restaurant called Bibimbap on Charlotte Street. The food is served in hot stone bowls and actually cooks as you're eating - pretty cool.
On Saturday we headed to Borough Market, which I've never actually been to before. I couldn't believe I'd never discovered this place before and just loved the atmosphere. I managed to pick up a vegan, gluten free treacle tart slice, which may have been my breakfast but it was so worth it.
Finally before heading back to Euston we popped over to Camden Market and explored the quirky shops and stalls. On recommendation I headed to Cookies and Scream, which is a vegan and gluten free bakery. I had the my first doughnut is almost 6 years and it was amazing. Camden is crazy and we could have easily spent the rest of the evening there, if we didn't have to head home.
I'm feeling so much more Christmassy after our little trip and I've officially started my Christmas shopping. Next task, put up our tree..