Last week I was lucky enough to get into London and enjoy a lovely day out with my mum and sister, enjoying afternoon tea and some sightseeing. More often than not I get too busy and my days are taken up with the children and our days are focused on keeping them entertained. After a rocky few months I have been making an effort to do more things for myself again and thought it would a good opportunity to spend some quality time with my mum and sister.
My sister works in London so me and my mum caught the train into London to meet her for midday from work. My sister made the suggestion of a lovely Italian called Harry’s pizzeria in Black Friars and it was even warm enough to enjoy our meal outside. We enjoyed some pizza and people watching and started planning our route to take around London for the day. If I’m honest I still get a bit nervous around London and getting lost. Anyone who knows me well, will know that I often end up getting lost when driving and I’m not much better with trains. I managed to get lost getting home from my daughters swimming lesson the other day around 3 miles from my house, my daughter even tells me to get the sat nav out and has learnt her left and right from it at around 2 years old.
As the weather was so nice and we had time, we decided to walk down the Thames and enjoy the sights on our way to Trafalgar Square. I managed to get some great pictures and work up an appetite for our afternoon tea bus tour. I’ve done many afternoon teas in the past and love nothing more than tea and cake, so as you can imagine I was really excited to try this out and loved the quirkiness of having a tour around London at the same time. I loved the vintage look to the bus and how well done it all was, even the tiniest details really made it such an amazing experience. Even if the bus didn’t move it still would have been magical. The staffs were friendly and efficient and the cakes, omg the cakes were just amazing. We had so much lovely food to eat and plenty of tea in our tummies and still had left overs to take home in a little box. The tour was so much fun and you felt a little bit like a celebrity with everyone eager to snap pictures of the bus as it passed by. I’ve promised my daughter that when she’s five I will take her along. Booking information for B-Bakery is here, they also have a bakery you can visit in Covent Garden and do afternoon tea cruise tours.
Following on from amazing afternoon tea and some very full tummies we headed off to the pier for our city cruise sightseeing tour. We sat on the top deck and enjoyed listening to our extremely funny tour guide. The pictures I got were fab and it was lovely to see the city from a different angle. I found the tour informative, staff helpful and toilet facilities on board much better than any public London toilet. Prices for tickets are very reasonable and snacks and drinks on board are good for London prices. Check out their website and see the different option available, book tickets here
The day went perfectly and I’m already planning my next trip into London for wine and cheese tasting.
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