Sunday, 7 September 2014

Southbank, Poppies, Brixton and Briefs....

Last weekend I went up to London for a girly day with my mum and my godmother who was over visiting from Australia. We had such a lovely day and crammed so much in so I thought I would share some of my photos with you. 

We began the day at Southbank and having a look round the Festival of Love that is currently on there. I love Southbank, especially in the summer when there always seems to be something going on. We had pre-booked tickets to go to a show in the evening at the London Wonderground so we collected our tickets for the evening (more on that later...!!) and then headed to Le Pain Quotidien for a spot of breakfast. Le Pain is one of my favourite places for breakfast and the food is always to die for. I went for a naughty scone which was ridiculously good, and then balanced it out with a super healthy green juice! 

After breakfast, we headed over to the other side of the river to the Tower of London to see the Remembrance Poppies. I have seen lots of photos of the poppies but it was absolutely stunning in real life. It was quite shocking to see the number of poppies knowing that each poppy represented one person who died in WW1. I think its a beautiful way to remember those who died and I would recommend going to see it for yourself. 
We then caught the tube over to Brixton. My mum and godmother were slightly sceptical as they didn't know much about it so they were pleasantly surprised when I took them to the ever-cool Brixton Village with the huge array of cool eateries and funky shops. Brixton has such a cool vibe and I loved jut wondering round and seeing all it had to offer. There are so many amazing looking restaurants and smells, it was impossible to decide on just one! We eventually chose a small Thai restaurant for lunch which was incredible. It was proper, authentic food and it definitely felt like we were on holiday while we were sitting there eating! 
We then caught the tube over to Oxford Circus where we managed to squeeze in a little bit of shopping on Carnaby Street  (how come you always spend the most money in the shortest time!?) and then went to my favourite little spot, Kingly Court, for an afternoon 'shake' at Moosh. 
We then headed back to Southbank where we squeezed in a few happy hour cocktails at Las Iguanas. We decided we definitely needed a bit of liquid lubrication before going on to the next part of our day! The show we had booked to see was called 'Briefs'- described as boy-lesque... basically a cross between magic mike and drag queens. I was slightly apprehensive about seeing this with my mum and my godmother but it was absolutely hilarious!! We had the best time and didn't stop laughing the whole way through. I think the best way for you to know what I am talking about is to watch the trailer for it here! I would 100% recommend seeing it to anyone with a liberal sense of humour!! Plus, there is some great eye candy ;)
We finished our night off with a quick dinner and drink on Southbank and I met up with my boyfriend for more drinks at the London Wonderground and my mum and godmother headed back home. 

All in all, we had such a fun day! Everyone go and see Briefs - you will love it! 


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