Viva The Weekend

Another weekend in London! I still can’t get over how easy (and cheap) it is to travel here! This weekend we went back to some memorable places, as well as new ones. Saturday the weather was a little moody, but we made the best of it! We spent the afternoon walking through Hyde Park, fighting the wind with our cheap umbrellas and made a quick stop at the Marble Arch. Just across the street was the Cumberland Hotel where we stayed for our school trip. Walking into the lobby wasn’t the same without my girls, brought back so many memories! Mainly ones of waiting around and sitting in the egg bench hah.

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Later that night we headed over to Piccadilly Circus and went to Piccadilly Institute for dinner and drinks. This building was very unique with multiple levels, each room a different theme and atmosphere. If you’re looking for a night out in Piccadilly that would be the place to go! After dinner we took the chance of a lifetime (for teenage girls of our generation anyways lol) and saw the show Viva Forever, a musical based on the Spice Girls hit music. Despite the not so good ratings, the girls and I thought it was unbelievable! So energetic, comedic, colourful and clever. Definitely something to see if you are a fan!

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Sunday was another day of wandering around central London. We walked through more of Hyde Park over to Buckingham Palace for some photos. The last time I was there I didn’t get the chance to get very close due to crowds so I was very glad to go back! We walked along The Mall, past the site of the Horse Guard Parade and over to Trafalgar Square.

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Trafalgar Square was another place that brought back so many memories from three years ago. Who knew that I would be able to stand in this exact place twice. Thinking back to the first time I never would have thought I would be here again. It was a busy place this weekend, with an art competition, street performers and artists, and tourists from all over the world.

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We ended the day with a walk though Convent Garden Market (trying to stay out of the rain). Rows of shops selling handmade products and street performers lined the streets, very busy and lots to see! Finally before I caught my train home we made a quick stop at Kings Cross Station Platform 9 3/4! Definitely a must see if you’re a Harry Potter fan!

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