Hello! Did you all have a good weekend? I had my sister and her husband visiting me in London on Saturday and Sunday so did some lovely exploring around the city with them. But first on Friday night me and a group of girls kicked off the weekend by checking out the 50 Shades of Grey movie. Seven girls + a few wines + this movie = lots of giggles! Have you seen the film yet & what did you think?
Here a few photos from my weekend scenes in London…
Because they arrived from City Airport, I decided to meet them in the City and walk across to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. I’d never been up there before, so thought would be a great place to get a nice view over the city and a new experience for all of us. It was interesting learning all about the Tower Bridge and the view was great. They have this new glass walkway feature and was pretty funny seeing everyone lie down on it to take selfies! // From Tower Bridge we walked to Maltby Street Markets, which is also called the Rope Walk. Great food stalls, good bars and a few interesting shops. We warmed up over delicious wine and food at maltby and greek. Food markets are always a food blogger heaven so will do a separate post on this soon!
We then headed back to (north) West London to my hood and walked through St Johns wood and of course had to do the iconic Beatles Abbey Road Crossing photo haha // After relaxing for a bit at my house, we headed down to Parlour in Kensal Rise for an great dinner. Love that place, it’s definitely one of my favourite Gastropubs in London. The food is always sublime and friendly service. You can check out my review on Roast Club at the Parlour here. And their marshmallow chocolate wagon wheel dessert….no words!
Brunch on Sunday morning was at Cafe Roz’s! Haha I made them one of my go-to brunch dishes: Shakshuka (recipe here). I added some chorizo into the mix this time which was a delicious addition! I love this recipe, it’s so easy to make but a really different way to enjoy your eggs with tomatoes, spices and feta cheese! // After a filling brunch we made our way to Hampstead Heath and went for an explore around this massive park. I always seem to get lost here but do love the place. It was a bit muddy, which meant some close slipping incidents but phew we made it dry to Kenwood House and indulged in tea and cakes at the Brew House Cafe. Hampstead Heath is such a nice day-out activity, have you been before? // After that it was time for our goodbyes as they needed to head back to The Netherlands and I headed to my friends house in Parsons Green for a home cooked Sunday roast. It was a great way to spend Sunday evening; catching up with my dearest friends, some red wine and delicious home cooked food. Her roast potatoes are definitely some of the best I’ve ever had! Think her secret is duck fat…nom nom, naughty but oh so good.
After such a lovely weekend I am having a wee case of the Monday blues today but then again I have plenty of exciting things to look forward to for next weekend because I will be spending it in the Cotswolds with friends for a wedding. Have a great week everyone :)