Saturday, 6 July 2013

London calling.

As I've said before, London is one of my favourite cities, and so I was delighted to play tourist guide when Holly came over from Belfast this week. I headed in on the train on Wednesday morning and caught up with her on the King's Road for a spot of shopping. After prowling the shops and catching up on each other's news we strolled through Chelsea down to the river and along the Chelsea Embankment.

Sadly it wasn't the nicest day and a little grey so we headed to Le Pain Quotidien in Notting Hill to meet a couple of the girls for lunch. Holly and I decided to share the salmon platter of smoked salmon, prawns, salmon pâté, tuna, egg, rocket salad, olive tapenade and fresh bread. 

The tapenade was amazing and we enjoyed the salmon pâté and smoked salmon. The tuna was a weird addition though and we thought it was too fishy to go with the rest. But we made up for it after lunch with a jaunt down to Belgravia with Vish for cupcakes at Peggy Porschen!

I went for my favourite red velvet cupcake: light and moist with perfect cream cheese icing! 

And Vish opted for the white chocolate and passion fruit cake which was equally delicious with a hidden passion fruit syrup centre! 

After our sneaky cake break we walked off the calories all the way to Fortnum & Mason's and on to Trafalgar Square to revel in the touristness and pick a dinner destination (it was a very foodie day!)

Eventually we settled on Soho Joe's Pizzeria in (you've guessed it) Soho! We wended our way with me cursing my choice of footwear for the day, and found ourselves nestled in a corner eating delicious pizzas! They're not the best pictures and don't do it justice but our mixed vegetable, rocket and Parma ham and chicken and pepper pizzas were delicious! Perfect doughy bases crispy on the edges, scrum my tomato sauce base and fresh toppings! Definitely worth a visit, especially at only £10 a pizza!

When we'd eaten our fill we hopped on the tube back to Vish's for the night and when she headed to work the next morning, Holly and I headed back into the city for a stroll round Covent Garden in the sunshine and then walked from there down to Westminster and the South Bank to sit on the grass and people watch. 

Such a beautiful couple of days in the big city!

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