Last Saturday we were off to London. Andy had told me to keep the day free for a day trip, so I got up early and did a 3 mile run before heading out (gotta keep the Jantastic score going on). (On a side note, I told my dad the previous week that I couldn’t make parkrun because of our day out, and my dad said to me “parkrun and then breakfast at The Waffle House would be what I would arrange for you”- he knows me so well!). We got the train into London, and then shared a chai latte to warm up before wandering over to the Thames, and finally going to see this:
It turned out we had tickets to go up to the Sky Garden. It was such a lovely day- cold but pretty clear skies.
Good views of The Shard.
And of the Tower of London- you got such a good idea of how the building was set out. There was an outdoor bit, but it isn’t opening for a few weeks or something.
After having a wander, we went back down and got the train into somewhere more central. A bit more walking, and then we went to Mildred’s for lunch. Andy had looked into good veggie restaurants in London, and it was only when we got there that I realised I had been with a friend a few years ago. It was lovely- I had the burger special which was beetroot, smoked tofu and something, and of course sweet potato fries. Mmmmmm.
After that we walked around a bit more, before going to The British Museum for some culture.
And some cake. We would usually share cake, but we decided that we had done so much walking we could stretch to a slice each.
By the time we got home we were both pretty shattered. We were so lucky with the weather though- this Saturday has been rubbish in comparison. A great day out and a fab Christmas present.
Also, thanks for everyone who entered the eggs competition. The winner is Claire @ Flake and Cake, so if you would send me an email then I can sort out your prize.
11 thoughts on “A belated Christmas trip to London”
I’ve been to Mildreds quite a few times, it’s lovely. Looks like you had a great day, I haven’t been up to the sky garden yet.
You have to book in advance but the tickets are free- worth a look.
I really like Mildred’s too- lots of choice which I normally don’t get!
Ooh how eggs-citing! Will send you an email 🙂
What a great day in London, that burger sounds delicious!
Love the puns!
I love London and really should visit it more often. It looks like a lovely trip and the sky garden looks awesome and well worth a visit.
It had some bad press, but I thought it was worth a visit- we didn’t spend long up there, but there were restaurants so you could have spent longer.
The sky gardens looks awesome! I love London and really should visit more since I live in brighton now!
Yes it’s not too far from Brighton- that’s why we go to Brighton so often as it is quite easy with the train.
I’m going to the Sky Garden in a couple of weeks, I’m really looking forward to it. Looks like you had a great day!
I really want to go to the sky garden. I haven’t been on a trip to London in such a long time. I go for business, but never have time to explore.
Aww sounds like such a lovely trip to London! And ending on cake is always the way forward 😉