It was a while since I had visited my favourite spots! Marylebone High Street is so much better than Oxford St, it’s too bad I don’t have much money to spend on luxurious mugs from Emma Bridgewater or on a comfy jumper from The White Company…. Anyway, I re-discovered this fabulous bookshop called Daunt Books. I love browsing British bookshops, there are quite special to me. I got lost in Foyles as well, it never disappoints. On Saturday, I wandered in sunny Notting Hill – I had forgotten how pretty it was!
I was in town for five days. I saw all the must-sees for the umpteenth time: Big Ben, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, the V&A, Regent’s Park, Harrod’s, Liberty, Carnaby Street, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Hyde Park, Oxford Street, … I did all of the walking and eating with my Finnish friend I met in Australia ten years ago. We had spent a gap year as exchange students over there and quickly became friends. Since then, we already have visited Copenhagen and Paris together and I’ve been to Helsinki twice to see her. She’s getting married next year – yay! – so it’ll be my third time to Finland!
We stayed at a Premier Inn hotel near Old Street and ate at the coolest spots: Full English Breakfast at Electric House, pancakes at the Breakfast Club, fish and chips (twice!) at The Princess of Shoreditch and at the Lido Bar in Hyde Park.
As you know, watching TB and her husband on Youtube is my guilty pleasure. I became addicted when I discovered their house in a video and when following their decorating and renovating process, I became just a tiny bit obsessed with the couple for a while.