Tuesday, 17 April 2012

London Baby!

I have not ever really been on too many weekend breaks, so it was exciting to be getting away from my usual Edinburgh weekend and swapping it for one in London.

Our friend Kirsty moved down there nearly 2 years ago and it has taken us this long to get organised and pay her a visit. In fact it has taken us so long that she is moving house again in a few weeks time!

Anyway, Beth and I booked our excursion a few months back and got a reasonably cheap deal with BMI that took us to Heathrow where we were duly collected and whisked away to start our weekend of fun.

I won't go on at length about the details of our every move but we visited Camden Market on the Saturday as well as central London before heading back to Richmond for dinner and drinks. On the Sunday we went to Portobello Road and Westfield shopping centre before flying home.

It was a fantastic way to spend a couple of days. Great friends, good laughs and some lovely food and drink to add to the mix. A very special commendation has to go to Kirsty, who was struggling with a very bad cold but somehow managed to fight through and not only look fantastic but she made sure that Beth and I had  an excellent mini adventure.

London is a great destination to visit for a city break as it has so much variety to offer ( and I am only talking shops here, we did not do the touristy stuff). Like all big cities it is very busy and it takes time to acclimatize to when you are used to Edinburgh, which is a mere village by comparison. The Westfield shopping centre alone is vast and has its' own map! You don't need one of them in the Gyle.

One thing I can tell you is that I am glad I am going to be no where near the chaos that the Olympics will bring. It will be horrendous. I really have no idea how the tube system will cope. There are going to be some very pissed off commuters that is for sure.

Here is a very brief photo log of our weekend.

We were here.


Lunch time.


Dr Martins, yeah baby!


Cool shoe.


Refreshments.


We were here.


More refreshments.


Girl kisses!


Funny.


Ladies that blur.


Pretty.


We were here.


Porty but no beach.


Tube times.

Peace x

All photographs by Caroline Harvey.

1 comment:

Nick Schierloh said...

For some reason "Porty but no beach" has the same colourful feel as your picture of Stoney harbour.

Looks like you had a great time.