24 hours in London

Work/life balance has been a bit crazy recently but it definitely has some really great perks. I’ve been having to travel to London a few times a week recently and luckily, one of these trips happened to fall on a Friday which was super close to one of my oldest friends’ birthdays so I stopped for the weekend and for her birthday brunch!

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6 Of The UK’s Best Street Food Markets

With the announcement that Nottingham might be getting its own street food market (yaaaas!), I thought it’d be sweet to round up some of the best street food markets and pop-ups in the UK right now. It’s safe to say that we’re definitely very excited to be getting our very own street food market because it’s something that we feel Notts has been missing for a while. We get the occasional pop-up here and there but nothing as monumental as some of the other street food markets in the UK’s other cities like Manchester and London! Here’s the run-down of the best out there at the moment…

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Where To Eat In Shoreditch: Barber & Parlour

Cutting to the chase, Barber & Parlour is an amazing place to get brunch and little lunch bites in the heart of Shoreditch. Just around the corner from Boxpark Pop Up, this amazing place is somewhere you can have your nails done and for guys to get a haircut and THEN eat some incredible food.

I’m not sure how often they change the menu but when I headed there at the weekend to catch up with some friends Luke & I really loved the food and the setting so I thought I had to share it with you guys.

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Experiencing London With #MercureCitySwappers

I love a city break, if you follow my blogging or Instagram adventures, you’ll know this! I also like to think I’ve got *some* London knowledge and I’m not a typical tourist but there are still so many places that I haven’t experienced. So, when Mercure Hotels challenged me with a City Swap with the lovely Milly from Mini Adventures, I jumped at the chance to see what a real Londoner would recommend to me to do.

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The London City Break Bucket List

London. Our crazy capital city! I love London in small chunks. A day trip, a weekend break or even just when I have to pop down for a working day occasionally. That’s enough for me! London is so busy that I can only take it in small-ish doses but I always enjoy it when I go because I’m always doing something new, seeing a different sight or eating at a recently-opened restaurant or coffee shop that we’ve spied on Instagram!

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How To Eat Your Way Through A Made In Chelsea Break

The latest series of MIC is over and it was pretty much the same as the other series, am I right? But, I still love it, I still watch it and it’s all about that little bit of escapism with reality TV that I love. But, the thing with Made In Chelsea (over others like TOWIE etc) is the fact that I always want to go to every bar, cafe, restaurant, and club that they head to in London because they always look amazing! Here are my top 3 spots that you can head to in London in order to have an MIC weekend.

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Covent Garden – The Perfect Winter Escape?

Fancy escaping the Christmas madness with a luxury break? Ok, maybe not all the madness, I can’t get you a teleportation device straight to your hotel room but I’ve got a few treats that can make a Christmas break extra festive and extra relaxing.

I’m focusing on Covent Garden today because I think it’s the prettiest bit of London! I really liked sitting outside and having a glass of wine just people watching when I headed there earlier in the month, it was just really relaxing.

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My Top 6 Things To Do In London

Incase you missed it – I went to London a few weekends ago for a quick city break and thought I’d share some of my favourite places and some recommendations for anyone who might be planning to head to London but aren’t sure what to do apart from the usual sight-seeing and shopping. I wasn’t the most au fait with London before this trip, I’d been a couple of times but would never say that I ‘know’ the city so it was fun to explore.

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City Break Packing: London

We’re off to London soon to celebrate our two-year anniversary. We’ve got tickets for Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and are dying to eat at some of our most-liked places on Instagram. Top Dog Soho – we’re coming for you.

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Here are a few essentials I’ll definitely be taking with me on our two-night stay. I like to pack ‘capsule wardrobe’ style pieces when I travel so I’ll be living in black skinny jeans and my dungarees. I can’t find mine to link to but these Dr Denim Skinny Dungarees available at ASOS are super similar. I’ll be pairing both of these staples with stripes and simple tees such as my new favourite Topshop Contrast Neck Stripe Top and Marks & Spencer Limited Edition Grey Tee.

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