Friday, February 10, 2017

London Town

So momentarily i am on an airplane to London. I don’t like flying but it is something I can tolerate when there is no turbulence. I hate turbulence, I get very stressed out when this huge piece of steel is moving up and down in the air (omg). Like have you ever though of the fact of how much air is even beneath you? Just don’t because you don’t want to think about it. Anyway, I was originally going to London for this amazing blogger event called Socialite London, with speakers like Sarah Angius and Stephanie Pratt and other amazing bloggers, influencers, designers, media and TV people. So I booked a flight and hotel for this weekend, because no way was I missing this how cool! Nobody could join me so I thought okay well lets go alone then. London is a great town and I guess I could find my way around the city by myself.  Then Thursday I received an email from the event saying that the event is cancelled due to a tube strike starting on Sunday evening (OMG WHAT???) I was like wait, hold up I have a full trip booked to London, on my own for this event and there is no event. Imagine my face haha…thinking what the hell am I going for now? So to say the least I was very disappointed, I was looking forward to meeting bloggers and influencers I really look up to. So when the next date is announced I will try again.

Landed and safe and sound
Wouw what a trip! So the flight was really short and I arrived at Heathrow. My trip started out grand when they told me at the Heathrow express counter that my voucher is only valid if printed out, so basically I spent 40 pounds for nothing (uhgg Expedia!) So I had to buy another ticket (an extra one) to get me to London Paddington. My bad experience set aside with Expedia, this connection is amazing, because you arrive at Heathrow jump on the Heathrow express and it takes you straight into London. Once at the station Paddington I figured my way out to my hotel. The tubes where a disaster because they where working on the inner circle (great just the on I wanted..slight panic) but a very kind sir appointed me to another option. So I hopped on the brown line to Embarkment and hopped on to the green line to St. James Park. Look at me, I felt so adult like hopping on and off of different metro’s in a foreign country all by myself. This was actually the last time I used the tube, because they told me there was going to be a strike starting Sunday. Reaching St. James station I walked over to my hotel the St. James court hotel a Taj hotel and o my god… was mind blowing. I don’t often get very excited about hotels because they usually represent themselves better online then they turn out to be. But this hotel was amazing, the people where friendly and the room was absolutely astonishing. To say the least I was very very very happy. Walking into my room like a queen, a big bed, a big bathroom and that all for little old me? The room was 35m2 that is huge for London and reasonably priced. I will definitely be going back there when I return to London. So once I was settled in I went to Portobello Market, this is a must see in Nottinghill if you are visiting London. I went to visit Hummingbird bakery, because they sell original American pastries and cupcakes. I got five cupcakes (oeps haha) red velvet two times, oreo, carrot and nutella. They where amazing and the whole bakery had a pink interior! You will love it. Did I already mention how nice people are in London? Anyway the only problem of traveling by yourself in general being a blogger and all, is that it is very awkward taking pictures, nearly impossible so my pictures turned out all selfieish…damn. After Nottinghill I moved down towards Knightsbridge and looked around Kensington highstreet, after I walked through Hyde Park back to my hotel. In the evening I had dinner at B Bar, which was only a seven-minute walk. They have good burgers and sweet potatoe fries, also a good recommendation. After this day I slept like a baby. But first I treated myself to some cupcakes and prosecco in my hotel watching Bridget Jones Baby, what a day!

Day two I walked up to Oxford Street into Nike town (love this place) and down to Victoria Secret. After I walked all the way to Covent Garden where they had a cute little market, shops and live music where I treated myself to lunch at Le Pain Quotidian. After I walked to Piccadilly Theatre to see the musical I booked. I saw Jersey Boys, seriously one of the best musicals I have ever seen! I just love Franky Vally and the four seasons and this musical was such a treat. After this long ass day I had dinner at my hotel and crashed, seeing as how the next day I was already going home again. London was amazing and such a fun city to visit. I would go back alone any time! It was my first trip by myself and I absolutely enjoyed my own company.


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