London Baby!


So, this is the first in my adventuring posts, or travel if you will. I thought I’d like to document it somewhere, so here it is.

On Saturday we went to London, but not to see the queen… We caught an early train with the only intention for the day of heading to Camden for breakfast.

It was a beautiful day, so wearing only a sundress and sandles (for me anyway), we arrived at the station at 8am. I had to move around to get into the sunlight because it was cold in the shade!

Like a reverse vampire...

Like a reverse vampire…

We got onto the train, only a minute after realising that we were travelling first class. This means free snacks and drinks. Unfortunately, we had window seats with two others sat next to us, this meant only one trip for drinks as we didn’t want to keep disturbing the other poor travelers (they were watching film’s on their tablets). So with coffee and snacks, we were in London in just over an hour.

Getting off the train at Kings Cross we headed to the tube. I was surprised to see a tribute to the 7/7 bombing victims, I suppose I shouldn’t have been. It’s not like I hadn’t been thinking about them last week on the 10 year anniversary, but it still took me by surprise.

The names of those lost that day.

The names of those lost that day.

Underneath the plaque on the wall, were flowers left.

In remembrance.

In remembrance.

After taking this in for a minute we continued on our way to the tube and headed to Camden. Having exited the tube station I stumbled upon this chap who made me smile – we were definitely in Camden!

Good morning!

Good morning!

After a short walk, we started our day by having breakfast in Camden Lock.

Beautiful day.

Beautiful day.

 

From here we went for a wander around the market, I say market, there appear to be several. My favorite of which is The Stables Market.

The Stables Market

The Stables Market

I’m not even sure why, I just love how eclectic it is. We went for quite a long wander around…

This!

This!

They should have that on a T-shirt… Anyway, I managed to get a couple of photos of one of the horses before it got too busy. There are several dotted around, but they were getting difficult to photograph due to pesky tourists starting to mill around. 😉

Ned.

Ned.

We found the Cereal Killer Cafe, which is a rather interesting concept to say the least! We were considering lunch by now though and I was looking forward to cider rather than milk (yuk!)

Breakfast?

Breakfast?

We headed to one of our favorite pubs for lunch and a cold drink before heading back to one of the shops we had seen earlier on in the day.

Liquid lunch?

Liquid lunch?

I love me some strawberry and lime! I seem to be some photos missing after this though. 🙁 We went to a games shop called Village Games where we picked up Chrononaughts and Mindtrap. With our booty we headed back to the tube station (via a couple more markets) and past the Mad Hatter’s tea party…

Tea?

Tea?

We headed to Borough Market where we got a few nibbles then over to Hyde park where we hired a couple of deck chairs and sat eating our picnic while drinking wine out of the bottle because we’re classy like that we hadn’t any glasses or cups. An hour later we were on our way to 23 Grosvenor Gardens for a friends birthday (getting changed in the loo – classy remember?!)

Anyway, sorry for a lack of photos towards the end of the evening, I shall try better next time! We drank champagne and cocktails and caught the last train home. Zzz

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