Lifestyle: Day Out in London

I’m now living less than a half an hour train journey from London. This is great for weekends when I’m not quite sure what to do, although I’m not too sure my bank balance agrees…

 photo 5d186392-1e2d-44fb-b6a2-e3bb22401da7_zps95523877.jpgI knew I had to see the poppies over at the Tower of London (I would have loved to buy one, unfortunately all sold out), so a few weeks ago saw me and my boyfriend heading into the city for a belated anniversary celebration. We saw the poppies, ate Wahaca, did some shopping, browsed Borough Market and cooked/ate steak…all followed by a moonlit walk along the river. A lovely relaxed day, and I took along my camera to practise using it.

 photo 2014-10-11130555_zps9bda5b6c.jpg photo 2014-10-11130549_zpsc849f641.jpg photo 2014-10-11130110_zpsc868ef0e.jpg photo 2014-10-11130056_zpsc8e4e118.jpg photo 2014-10-11130604_zps762c456a.jpgThe poppies were an amazing sight. I can certainly see why people flocked to see them; not only is it a beautiful sight, but it’s sobering to think that every single one of those many flowers represents a life lost. A wonderful tribute to these people, brilliantly thought up, and absolutely stunning.

 photo 2014-10-11160243_zps52409faf.jpg photo de4d6aa9-cc9c-4f60-969f-835a0998ac32_zps1a9f6c8d.jpg photo cba40020-601a-418f-81a5-39ecce17bfe3_zps0d519448.jpg photo 8396b853-d69d-4bad-ab4e-6f2d00ed2a97_zpsf447db23.jpg photo cb6707b8-4c26-4067-974c-3701d0fc6089_zps57e91e14.jpg photo 9503e468-b958-4156-800a-7d70491997bf_zpsa81b1024.jpg photo 2014-10-11155240_zps2ec268a1.jpgWonder how long these would take to kill me?! photo b263b0ed-4ac2-4037-962a-4f5b64ce031e_zps53da36d5.jpg photo 9832aaa7-8f08-4458-a291-8667736625c4_zps03f73642.jpgSpending time in Borough Market is one of our favourite things. There’s always something different to see, always yummy food to try (this time we stuck to a nutty brownie, and a smoothie). One of my favourite place is Spice Mountain. I have a huge, huge, huge list of spices I want to add to my store cupboard (they are so expensive!) and this place makes the list grow every time I have a browse. Kaffir lime leaf powder is the latest addition! I also love, love, love the fresh produce stalls. The place with all the mushrooms is amazing – I just wish they still did the pots of mushrooms where you grew your own!

London is such a lovely city – I hate that my most frequent experience is the tubes on Friday rush-hour when I have a connection to make. So days out like this make me fall back in love with the place. I’ll just have to visit more often!

Out of interest, what’s your favourite thing about London?