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Why Weekends in London Rule

When I came over to London this summer I was almost more excited to travel elsewhere as I was to see London itself. But, of course, that quickly changed. There is SO much to do here! Some of the best weekends I’ve had this summer have been the ones where we didn’t plan anything at all besides wandering around London. Heres a little weekend diary of all the fun (mostly because of amazing food) we got into this past weekend πŸ˜‰

Friday

On Friday afternoon we went for a run along the Regents Canal to the Camden Locks. There are so many cute bars and restaurants along the river! My most favorite find was the barge book shop which looked like they were having a happy hour open-mic event of some sort.

That evening we partied the night away Chris & Jess style. So yes, we went to Homeslice for pizza and beer. This time we tried the Oxtail & watercress with horseradish & sorrel cream…YUM. But the mushroom, ricotta, pumpkin seed and chili still wins out as the favorite for me!

Saturday

Lunch at Dishoom, the best Bombay/Indian food I’ve ever had. Like not exaggerating. There’s a reason they are always booked full for reservations! And to top it off, their homemade chai lattes were bottomless. Already planning when to go back!

Took a quick tour around the Science Museum and checked out some of the charity shops afterward. South Kensington is pretty fancy so you can sometimes find some good things for cheap! We didn’t get lucky this time. But then we walked past this cute little Asian cafe & matcha bar Tombo and all was right in the world. More than likely the best matcha soft serve ice cream I will ever have. They also had some really good looking sushi.

Sunday

Started the day making a great variation of this Shakshouka dish for brunch (added sweet potato and kidney beans and served with toast) and binge watched way too many episodes of House on Netflix. Oooops πŸ™‚

We headed out for the afternoon to the Camden/Primrose area. First stopping at the Camden Market to go to the Cereal Killer Cafe. Yep, its exactly what it sounds like…all of the cereals (and milk) you can ever imagine.Β  And if you get the large size you get 3 different kinds in one. Fruity Pebbles, Captain Crunch and Apple Jacks won out πŸ™‚

Next we walked over to Primrose Hill for some amazing views of the London. We stumbled upon two nice vintage shops on Camden High Street on the way there which was great! Found 50+ fur coats that I loved but do not need. Today at least πŸ˜‰ Looking forward to getting over to Primrose Hill at least a few times. Its probably so pretty at sunset.

We ended the night with a few beers at the Marquis Cornwallis pub to watch the futbol game. Another great British weekend for the books!

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