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A lazy day of sight-seeing in London

Saturday, August 9, 2014

I decided to take a London weekend off with my fiancée and head to our beloved capital to see the Queen and catch up with some of his lovely family.


In the morning purchased a day ticket for the London Underground for zones 1-6 which cost us around £8-£9. But this is for unlimted underground transport for the whole day - which I find to be a pretty good deal. 

After having scrummy breakfast with my fiancées family, we decided to go the the stunning, Natural History Museum. This is  a free museum to enter and simply ask that you give a little spare change as a donation to them or you can buy one of their helpful guides/activity packs which cost between £1-£5. (Which is what I did)


The building is so breathtaking from the inside and outside. I was marvelled by the architecture of the building alone, never mind the amazing things in it - like the life size T-Rex.

After spending a good 3 hours looking around the Natural Historty museum, we then jumped on the underground and headed over to the river embankment, where you will find the iconic Big Ben, London Eye and the Houses of Parliment. 


It's always so lovely to just walk around these buildings and admire the detail in them. 

After then stopping for a few cheeky beverages with two groups of friends. We took a stroll back through the stunning St James Park and headed on down to see if the Queen was in at Buckingham Palace.


On the way back to the underground station, we happened to pass the spectacular toy store, Hamleys. Trust me - this place is a kids dream! 


I have never been in, but it I even found myself getting carried away - I wanted to purchase this giant cuddly bear so much! It was only £1500 after all.


Later on that evening, we decided to be very naughty (despite meeting family for drinks and food) we headed over to the legendary 5 Guys in Covent Garden for a burger - but this deserves a blog post all to itself. So be sure to stay tuned!