Pages

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

A Weekend in London

halcyonvelvet, fbloggers, zsllondonzoo, londonzoo, camden, travel, londonzooreview, theterracewimbledon, alfornowimbledon, london, aweekendinlondon, pancakes, pastries, cocktails, southkensington
halcyonvelvet, fbloggers, zsllondonzoo, londonzoo, camden, travel, londonzooreview, theterracewimbledon, alfornowimbledon, london, aweekendinlondon, pancakes, pastries, cocktails, southkensington
halcyonvelvet, fbloggers, zsllondonzoo, londonzoo, camden, travel, londonzooreview, theterracewimbledon, alfornowimbledon, london, aweekendinlondon, pancakes, pastries, cocktails, southkensington
halcyonvelvet, fbloggers, zsllondonzoo, londonzoo, camden, travel, londonzooreview, theterracewimbledon, alfornowimbledon, london, aweekendinlondon, pancakes, pastries, cocktails, southkensington
halcyonvelvet, fbloggers, zsllondonzoo, londonzoo, camden, travel, londonzooreview, theterracewimbledon, alfornowimbledon, london, aweekendinlondon, pancakes, pastries, cocktails, southkensington
halcyonvelvet, fbloggers, zsllondonzoo, londonzoo, camden, travel, londonzooreview, theterracewimbledon, alfornowimbledon, london, aweekendinlondon, pancakes, pastries, cocktails, southkensington
halcyonvelvet, fbloggers, zsllondonzoo, londonzoo, camden, travel, londonzooreview, theterracewimbledon, alfornowimbledon, london, aweekendinlondon, pancakes, pastries, cocktails, southkensington
halcyonvelvet, fbloggers, zsllondonzoo, londonzoo, camden, travel, londonzooreview, theterracewimbledon, alfornowimbledon, london, aweekendinlondon, pancakes, pastries, cocktails, southkensington
halcyonvelvet, fbloggers, zsllondonzoo, londonzoo, camden, travel, londonzooreview, theterracewimbledon, alfornowimbledon, london, aweekendinlondon, pancakes, pastries, cocktails, southkensington
halcyonvelvet, fbloggers, zsllondonzoo, londonzoo, camden, travel, londonzooreview, theterracewimbledon, alfornowimbledon, london, aweekendinlondon, pancakes, pastries, cocktails, southkensington
halcyonvelvet, fbloggers, zsllondonzoo, londonzoo, camden, travel, londonzooreview, theterracewimbledon, alfornowimbledon, london, aweekendinlondon, pancakes, pastries, cocktails, southkensington
halcyonvelvet, fbloggers, zsllondonzoo, londonzoo, camden, travel, londonzooreview, theterracewimbledon, alfornowimbledon, london, aweekendinlondon, pancakes, pastries, cocktails, southkensington
all images my own

This weekend just gone I had some time off work so decided to visit my friend Larissa in London. Now, being from Somerset means I really enjoy an escape from the quiet countryside and try to get to the bustle of lovely London as much as I can - I know, normally people are trying to escape this City but nope, not me. I made the arduous 3 hour journey there (I got numb bum syndrome, didn't I) and then had some time to kill before I had to meet my friend so decided to head to South Kensington for a nose at some of the houses and a quick look in one of my favourite places, the V&A. Cue lots of photos being taken and a much needed Pret - gosh, they do good wraps! I then met Larissa and we headed back to her flat in Wimbledon to get ready for a yummy Italian at Al Forno and then headed to The Terrace for some even yummier cocktails - I'm a sucker for a Pina Colada!

The next day started with Larissa's famous pancakes and us spontaneously deciding to visit London Zoo - I'll admit it wasn't the nicest weather so we were a bit skeptical as to whether we would see many animals but we saw so many! I think it may have been the best day of my life...how sad. From petting goats to seeing my animal alter ego, the giraffe, visiting Penguin Beach at the exact time they were feeding them and finding Nemo in the Aquarium it was all good fun and so much better than I think either of us was expecting. It's really hard to believe you're actually still in London when you visit this zoo and as we were in Camden I of course took some snaps of the beautiful blossom trees and probably the prettiest church I'd ever seen. But with weary heads and aching feet (shouldn't have worn my 'too small for me' boots) we headed home and tucked into our Chinese takeaway while watching Saturday night tele and realising we had to go to bed as the clocks were going forward! Gah, beauty sleep!

I awoke Sunday morning to Larissa heading out to grab pastries for us before I had to make my journey back to Somerset. all good things must come to an end, I guess. Oh, and if you're thinking about going to London Zoo but are sitting on the fence, I say go!! 

Now, back to normality...

Keep up to date with me via:

66 comments:

  1. Love the photos, especially the one of you outside the penguin exhibit. What an amazing day!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you, it was so much fun - definitely recommend it! xx

      Delete
  2. It seems that you had an amazing time :) and those pastries look so yummyy!
    I would love to go to the London Zoo sometime soon, it's a fantastic idea to have fun! x

    Claudia Style Chez Moi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have a very good friend buying me yummy pastries xx

      Delete
    2. Indeed you do!

      http://misshampshire.blogspot.co.uk

      Delete
    3. you're being so cheeky , bravo on the linkage too ;) xx

      Delete
  3. Awww sounds like you had a lovely weekend! :) xx

    hellotashaa.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good to do something different for a change, thanks for reading xx

      Delete
  4. Awww it looks like you had amazing time! I love London ZOO! Did you manage to see penguins at their feeding time? So cute!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. This was a lovely post, it made me truly miss London (more so than I already do)! Seems you had a lot of fun, it was nice looking at your pics - (ADORE the outfit by the way, so gorgeous)! x Where did you get this outfit from, like all of it? :3 <3

    I'm a newbie blogger hoping to make some blogging friends, if you're interested! :3

    www.chontellelouise.blogspot.com.au

    x Chontelle

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh it was so much fun! Good luck with your blog xx

      Delete
  6. These photos are so lovely. It sounds like a fun escape! Totally loving your suede jacket xx

    —Rebecca
    wanderdust.co

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks hun, luckily the rain held off so the jacket didn't shrink haha xx

      Delete
  7. I also really like escaping from busy London, whenever I get a chance. Your photos look lovely x
    Angelika ♥
    BurningBlonde

    ReplyDelete
  8. This post makes me miss London! I live in Essex so I'm only a 40 min train journey away, but I just find London such an exciting place to be. Sounds like you guys had a fab weekend. I've always wanted to go to that Zoo, think I need to persuade my other half!! Those pastries look divine too, how lovely that your friend went out to get them. Both of my nans live in Somerset and I love visiting them, it's such a stark difference there! Lovely an relaxing though :)

    Hannah x | hannatalks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should definitely go! It really is better than I thought, expensive but worth it - we were there for a full day xx

      Delete
  9. Looks and sounds like you had a lovely little London weekend break!

    Natasha | www.ofthesaints.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Really lovely, thanks for reading! xx

      Delete
  10. Looove all these pictures (they are so instagram worthy) I haven't been to that Zoo since primary school! Definitely need to plan taking a trip down in Summer!

    CLOTHING CONSCIOUS// FASHION & LIFESTYLE BLOG

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Why I did them in the Instagram size on m iPhone ;) haha xx

      Delete
  11. Hey, what's up, you alright..?
    Great post hun, thanks for sharing.I love animals the photos are so adorable aww check the baby goat lol so cute. !!

    Visit me whenever you have time;
    www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk

    Kisses, enjoy your week. xXx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you, the goats were a personal highlight! xx

      Delete
  12. Your weekend looks amazing! I think that goats are so cute :)

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. soooooo cute, glad I'm not the only one haha xx

      Delete
  13. Hahah I love that London Zoo was the best day of your life, that's so sweet, and to be fair it is probably one of the most exciting places in London! Such great photos!

    Alex
    efflorescentdream.co.uk
    x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's the little things that keep me happy haha xx

      Delete
  14. I'm glad you had a lovely time. It's hard to appreciate it when you're working all the time xD

    Casey - ATopsyTurvyBlog

    ReplyDelete
  15. <3333 such lovely pictures

    Hope you had great time

    Karolina Gerspucci

    ReplyDelete
  16. I haven't been to London Zoo in years! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. I love your photos!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    ReplyDelete
  17. love your post!!!
    check out my blog?
    http://www.xokxt.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  18. these pictures are so beautiful , I can't wait to finnally visit london !
    xx
    http://ohdebow.com/black-is-black/

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow, havent seen London yet, but now I definitly will!

    Thanks for the Fotos! You did really good!
    Greetings, Nicole
    http://nicolehenzel.blogspot.de

    ReplyDelete
  20. Replies
    1. Thanks Vanessa, and thanks for reading all the way from Mexico!!! xx

      Delete
  21. Hello Samantha,

    beautiful photos :) Cocktails look very delicious, same as the pastries :) I never been in London zoo, but I heard a lot about it. I should probably give a try :)

    Cannot wait to read more from you!

    Have a nice day,
    Zuzana

    http://allquietonthedreamerfront.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Nice place!
    You both look pretty
    XO

    Check my new post.
    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  23. Lovely post, stunning photography! Thank you for sharing :)

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, I'm trying to get betted with my photography so that means a lot xx

      Delete
  24. Was it London Whipsnade Zoo you went to in London? I've been wanting to go there for ages as I want to see the elephants. Your cocktails and pancakes look yummy. I'm glad you had a good weekend.

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No it was the normal one, Whipsnade's a bit further out I think. I'm a sucker for a Pina Colada and this one was so good! xx

      Delete
  25. Lovely photos! Looks like you had a great time. That goat is too adorable! xxx
    www.justemma.co.uk - a fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Really did, nice to do something spontaneous every now and then xx

      Delete
  26. the pics are adorable and the food looks delicious!! <3

    xoxo
    Chic Dream Jar

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. All I need is good food and I'm happy haha xx

      Delete
  27. You have such a lovely blog I've never actually been to London I really want to go love the pictures looks like you had a great time
    www.misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Lauren, definitely head to London soon, it's good for you! xx

      Delete
  28. Replies
    1. Really love it, thanks for reading Katie xx

      Delete
  29. Amazing pictures! Glad you had a good time. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. Love how you've managed to capture sure a fun day through these pictures, great post! x
    The Style Icon

    ReplyDelete