On April fools day, I turned 24 (work/studying has been a little hard-going recently, hence the 17 day late post!) It was about time I got away, and so I decided to celebrate my birthday weekend in the big smoke – and it certainly was one of the best ones I’ve had to date!
After enjoying a fair few G&Ts on my train down to London, I met my cousin, Anjali who treated me to an early birthday dinner at Kimchee, High Holborn (what a darling!) We chit-chatted, sipped on mojitos and devoured some delicious Korean food.
I ditched my suitcase and freshened up whilst admiring this view, from Jack’s bedroom window…oh London, I do love you.
We had a cocktail in one of Jack’s locals – East London Liquor Company (ELLC), a rustic and industrial-esque bar, with its own gin and whiskey distillery (it was pretty cool!) Set in Bow Wharf, ELLC has an extensive range, of home brewed London Gin, a bottle shop and a great wee cocktail list! I told the bartender my alcohol of choice; he rustled me up a divine lychee, heather, citrus, earl grey and elderflower cocktail, and Jack had a vodka and mezcal cocktail from the menu!
We walked down to South Hackney, popped into a few more bars, listened to a live jazz band, saw off some more G&Ts before heading back to the falt for an early-ish night!
Friday, 1st April 2016
Jack woke me up to the Bollywood version of ‘Happy Birthday’, there were balloons everywhere and he made me, my favourite breakfast (avocado toast, cress, sun dried tomatoes, fresh lemon & pesto) and birthday cake all in one! Eeeeee…it must be my birthday!!!
I was told that the entire weekend was full of surprises, so I just had to go with the flow (and trust Jack!) But first a few outfit snaps of me in my slightly more conservative, birthday suit!
The first surprise
My first surprise was waiting for me …a rowing boat around Victoria park and there was champagne too (d’awwww!) You did good!
Then, we got on a tube towards central London, walked past a couple of famous landmarks…
and arrived at my next surprise…
The second surprise
The Tate Modern! We spent a few hours at the exhibitions, admiring some beautiful and interesting Modern Art pieces, Cruzvillegas’s was the first…
Then, we walked along to Borough market…
The third surprise
The next day, was also a day filled of unknowns – I had no idea where we were going, what we were doing or what to wear…comfy shoes was all I was told!
We took the tube to London Bridge, wandered along the Thames and soaked it all in!
Bye bye, London!
We spent my last morning in London, walking around Victoria park, along Regent’s canal and finished the afternoon with London’s famous Crown roast: Ribeye of beef, pork loin and roast chicken!