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Easter Weekend – Trip to London: Part 1


We never need much of an excuse to visit London. Both Lucy and I love taking trips there at least once a year to catch up on the sights and obviously make the most of the amazing shopping. This Easter weekend it was mine and my fiancé’s turn. Our main aim was to pick up his wedding band from Cartier but we managed to fit in plenty of other activities mainly involving eating and shopping. We took lots of photos so I’ve split them over two posts.

Where we stayed:

Hub by Premier Inn – The Premier Inn already have a very good reputation as being a high quality budget hotel, but they have recently started opening Hub hotels that are made up of smaller rooms packed with gadget-friendly features that allow you to control the lights and temperature without having to leave the comfort of your bed, and all at a cheaper price than a normal Premier Inn. We stayed at Tower Bridge and it was a great location for getting around by tube, but was still within walking distance of many attractions including Tower Bridge and Tower of London.

Where we ate:

After we arrived on Thursday morning our first task after checking in was to find a place to have lunch. When we visit a city we always like to eat at places that we wouldn’t find at home, and this can prove quite difficult being from Cardiff as it has a great choice of eateries. We decided on Burgers & Cocktails as even though it is a chain of restaurants, we’ve never been to one before. I had a Simply Grilled Burger with falafel veggie patty instead of the usual beef, with sweet potato fries and a Strawberry, Lime & Passion Fruit Daiquiri. For dinner we ended up at City Social, a Michelin-starred restaurant located 24 floors above the London skyline. It made for stunning views of the city and the food was just as good. On Friday morning we had a late breakfast at All Bar One, just a stones-throw away from our hotel. We weren’t overly impressed with the meal as it was a little on the cold side, but filled a gap until we had dinner. That happened at The Empress, a lovely Indian restaurant in Tower Bridge. It was clearly a popular choice for locals as it was very busy, but this didn’t take away from the quality of the meal which was delicious.

On the train

Paddington station

Tower of London

Hotel artwork

Hub by Premier Inn, Tower Bridge

Burgers & Cocktails

In Burgers & Cocktails

Veggie Burger

Strawberry, Lime & Passion Fruit Daiquiri

Ready for dinner

City Social

City Social

Pavement inspiration

All Bar One

Breakfast in All Bar One

Veggie Breakfast in All Bar One

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