It’s been nearly a year since our last day trip to London so we thought it would be nice to visit places we’ve never been to before. A London day trip in the past has always been the usual Trafalgar square, Oxford Street, Art galleries ect… – so today we thought we’d visit a few different places.
I get so excited about planning a day out that I may have taken it a little too far and made a mapped out route for the day with the tube stations we needed for each place:
We started off in South Kensington to visit the Science Museum but saw this lovely cafe on the way and thought it would be a good excuse to rest from the 5 minutes of solid walking and had a nice cuppa tea.
As we both love Notting Hill we thought it would be cool to visit Portobello Road which was surprisingly chilled out and didn’t feel like London at all. There wasn’t an awful lot of people around and the shops were mostly empty so it was a lovely stroll through the market but sadly we couldn’t find the blue door and it started to rain again so we lost our enthusiasm to find it and opted for the tube to our next stop – Camden!
Having never visited Camden before, I loved how lively and colourful it was. You could practically try any cuisine from around the world in Camden Lock and get lost down the countless twists and turns lined with markets and shops. We had a good look round and then escaped from another shower of rain in a cosy pub by the river.
Kings Cross Station
As big Harry Potter fans, we’ve been meaning to cheek out the Platform 9 3/4 set up they have in Kings Cross Station so we swung by before heading to Covent Gardens. The train station itself is really impressive.
Our original plan was to grab a £5 Chinese buffet takeaway for dinner in Chinatown but after remembering how amazing the food was in Bella Italia in Oxford, that idea was out the window and we were off to find a Bella Italia. It actually started raining too so we didn’t fancy soggy Chow Mein!