Sunday, 19 February 2012

Oh it's such a perfect day, I'm glad I spent it with you

As I mentioned in my last post, for Valentines day me and my boyfriend went to London. We didn't actually go on the 14th though, we went on the 16th as that was exactly 2 years to the day he first took me to London for our first Valentines day together. I know going to London is a bit common for couples to do on Valentines day but it was so perfect for us as that day was probably when I really started loving my boyfriend and to celebrate it two years later in the same place was just so romantic and perfect.

I love London, it's my favourite place in the world. I've been to some absolutely gorgeous cities like Barcelona, Athens and Valletta but London is still my favourite. It's not just the beautiful sites, amazing attractions and fascinating history that I love about it though it's the way it makes me feel. I just feel so happy and like I have no troubles or problems and like nothing else exists. London is such a busy, bustling city but I feel like it's just me, my boyfriend and London when I'm there, like the whole world and everyone in it disappears. I don't know if I'm really explaining it very well, but that's how it makes me feel and that's why I love it so much.  


So anyway, we set out for London at half 3 in the morning (when my flatmates were just rolling in from a night out) and got there at about 10 am. The first place we went to was the Imperial War Museum. Both me and my boyfriend, Adam, are massive history geeks but Wars not really my kind of thing. I'm actually clueless about most things (apart from the obvious stuff that everyone knows) and am too ashamed to repeat some of the ridiculous questions I asked Adam whilst watching Band of Brothers and The Pacific, but I really enjoyed this museum. Seeing actual tanks, guns, mines and other things actually used in the War was fascinating. Being able to touch the seat where Montgomery sat when manning a tank was just really cool and I learnt some really interesting information. We got to experience what it was like in the Blitz and in the Trenches too which was good. Of course, wars not a happy thing and there was sad parts of the museum especially the Holocaust Exhibition which was really emotional but I guess its important to really understand and never forget the atrocities that happened to those poor people during World War II. We stayed at the IWM for a good three hours and I really enjoyed myself. It's free and easy to get to being right next to Lambeth North Underground and is somewhere I'd definitely recommend visiting!
The Imperial War Museum

Next we headed to Portabello. Ate lunch at McDonald's (poor students, couldn't afford anything fancy so had a good old Maccy Dees) and walked down to Portabello Market. I love it there and just wanted to buy everything on sale! Found The Hummingbird Bakery that Kate Louise went to on her trip to London and brought some cupcakes, they were gorgeous!!


Cupcakes from The Hummingbird Bakery


Beautiful shop full of beautiful vintage pieces


Selection of gorgeous tins on sale that I need!

From one market to the next, we headed to Camden for a look around and a crepe. Every time I've been to London I've been to Camden, it's one of my favourite places. It's so beautiful, busy and diverse with stalls selling things from bags to candles to Egyptian ornaments. We only had about an hour before we had to get the coach back to Swansea once we'd finished in Camden so we took the tube to the Embankment as no trip to London is complete without seeing the Thames or Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. My all time favourite place in London and, at night time especially, the most beautiful place in the world in my opinion. I could stand on Jubilee Bridge and look out at St Paul's Cathedral or the Houses of Parliament all day long. It frustrates me seeing people walking past with their heads down not taking in the breathtaking views and taking for granted how beautiful a place London is!!

Camden

View from Jubilee Bridge

View from Jubilee Bridge of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

View from Jubilee Bridge of St. Paul's Cathedral

Sorry this post has been so wordy and a bit cheesy with me going on about loving London and my boyfriend all the way through it (and there is more to come haha) but this was a really special trip for me to a place I love with the boy I love exactly two years after I first fell in love with both and I just really wanted to write about it so years to come I can look back at this post and never forget how great a time I had :)



R x
 
*all photos taken by me

16 comments:

  1. oh my god... I need to go to that vintage store! WOW. It looks so whimsical and beautiful. I am dying right now! :D Thanks for following me. I hope we can be friends :) following you, too!

    love, polly

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    1. It's such an amazing shop, can't wait to go back when I've saved up lots of money and spend spend spend!! Thank you :) xxx

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  2. such a lovely post :) i literally love london. camden is one of my fav districts there and the hummingbird bakery is just amazing :D but sooo... sweet :')
    in btw nice blog you have here, dear!


    xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much! :)
      I know, London is amazing and the cakes were lush! so so nice, and lovely decoration inside and service too xxx

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  3. Such a great blog post :D I hope you will follow my blog :)

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  4. wow, what lovely places! wish i could travel and visit those places in the future :)

    nice blog! hope you could visit my blog too and we could also follow each other if you like :)

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    1. yeah they are so amazing :)
      just checked your blog out and you take some lovely pictures, I wish I could visit those places!! I am following you now :) xx

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  5. these pictures are so lovely! v jealous, I've never even been to London! the cupcakes look delish haha. x

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    1. thank you :) ah one day you definitely should go visit it, it's such an amazing and beautiful place! haha oh they was :) x

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  6. Lovely picture! The cupcakes look so tasty x

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    1. Thank you :) they we really were! x

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  7. AWWW. This was such a lovely post :) x

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  8. What a lovely post, glad you had such a nice time! I love the Imperial War Museum :) xxx

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    1. Thank you :) yeah same, it's really interesting! xx

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