Day trip to London

Happy Friday!

I had the most lovely day yesterday, my man and I went to London for some good food, art and to soak up the city buzz.  Here are a few piccies to show you what we got upto.

We arrived in London at lunchtime and immediately headed off into Soho for some delicious Vietnamese food from Cay Tre.  I ordered a bowl of beef noodle soup, it took me back to when we went travelling around Vietnam.  The fragrant smells provoke many happy memories that will never leave me.

Next stop, Covent Garden,  we had some time to kill so we had a quick wander around and discovered a rather charming food market.  We resisted the urge to be greedy and left empty handed.

The highlight of my day was the Lucien Freud exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery.   It was absolutely stunning, I could have stayed in the gallery all day to be honest,  I was so in awe of his beautiful work.  We nearly didn’t make it due to a suspicious package being left in Trafalgar Square but it was all ok, the very brave bomb disposal man sorted it out and we were able to go on our merry little way.

 

After a much needed brew and a slice of victoria sponge we headed off for a trot around St James’s Park, where daffodils danced in the sunshine.

We carried on walking and ended up on the Southbank before heading back to Soho for some much needed beer.  We ate at Wacaha, which was quite simply wonderful and I was given some free chilli seeds which I am more than a little bit pleased with.

And that my friends was our lovely day in London.  Have a super dooper weekend everybody xx

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4 thoughts on “Day trip to London

  1. Looks like you had a lovely day. All familiar places to me, used to almost be my neighbourhood but now I’m a country girl 😉 Great to see the photos. I miss being able to go wandering through London.

  2. I love your pics of London! I’m a Yank and yearn for England! That black door is marvelous with its lays of paint and old hardware…I can’t help but wonder, maybe Charles Dickens walked through that door! Visiting the National Portrait Gallery says a lot about your development as an artist! The food looks authentic Asian. Enjoy living near London, it seems large cities have generaly higher quality. In other areas restaurants seem to have to pander to general poplutation tastes. Even though I live in Richmond, Virginia (Midlothian) like you, I would have to travel even further (Metro D.C.), although we have southern style food to die for right here (hickory smoked pork, beef, chicken) in the same shopping center as Walmart!

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