Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE living in Devon, on England’s beautiful Jurassic coast! I live 10 minutes from the beach, I enjoy stunning countryside views from my balcony and never have to sit in a traffic jam (unless you count having to wait for sheep to cross the road?!).
However…sometimes I do crave a little bit of city life. Just once in awhile! Which is why I love the fact that we live a 5 minute walk from Axminster train station, which provides a direct route into London Waterloo. For as little as £15 return (on special offer) I can get a return ticket and ‘nip’ into London for the day to fulfill that city craving that I get occasionally.
This is exactly what we did last weekend.
Boarding the 5:52am train from Axminster on Saturday morning with Laura & Jai, we set off for a weekend in London.
First port of call was, of course, Borough Market for some much needed breakfast/brunch. Being such a foodie, I can never really get enough of Borough Market and always make sure a visit to London includes a pitstop here! The sights, smells and unusual foods make for such an immersive experience, but I always seem to leave feeling slightly too full from indulging too much!
This time I tried the Salt Beef sandwiches, which were to die for! While the girls used the opportunity to down a couple of oysters.
After we had eaten our fill, we moved on to the British Museum to join a tour and later joined friends for dinner and drinks.
The next day involved a delicious breakfast at Silverberry Deli & Kitchen in Hampstead. The Eggvocado breakfast with sun-dried tomatoes is out of this world! Take my word for it!
Then we slowly made our way to Camden for a snoop around the famous Camden markets! Can you believe that this was my first time in Camden!? Not quite sure how I managed to evade it all my life, but I just never seem to have made it there. Terrible, I know!
After a few lunchtime cocktails in Camden (why not!?) I had to pretty much run for my 2:15pm train! Punctuality not being my strongest point and cocktails always being my downfall…Well, anyway, I made it and so I jumped on the train and headed back to the peaceful Devonian countryside, my city cravings suitable filled.
What’s your favourite things to do in London? What should I check out next time? Let me know in the comments.