Tourist at Home

I had so much fun this weekend. My friend Danni, a great friend from university, came to stay and I was so excited to show London to her and have a proper catch up. Not just a dinner, but a whole weekend of girl time! It was amazing.

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We hung out and caught up over wine and fajitas on Friday night when she arrived. On Saturday, we spent some time down by the river. I seem to spend a lot of time on Southbank meeting friends, but Danni had never been, so we took a (brisk!) walk down by the water past all of the boats and restaurants, had lunch overlooking London and then headed into the Tate Modern for a spot of culture. Then I took her further down the river to Borough Market, where we sampled some mulled wine and soaked up the atmosphere as darkness fell. I also got very excited to show her Bridget Jones’ front door. I don’t know if she was that into it, but it excites me every time I see it! We wandered around Vinopolis with their amazing umbrella display before dipping into Bermondsey and over Tower Bridge to St Katherine’s Docks for a well-deserved cocktail hour. Especially as it was absolutely freezing and rainy at that point. We then ventured over to St Paul’s for quiet French bistro dinner, met my other friend, In, for drinks and headed to meet more people at Sky Bar in East London. The views from the top of that building was amazing. Needless to say, Sunday was pretty much about jumping out of bed and making it to the station in time for her train. We had planned on going to brunch, but didn’t quite manage that.

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I topped off the weekend by catching up with another friend catching another train from another station, before heading home to crash in front of the television and wait for the snow. It is so much fun to live in a city like London and to embrace what is essentially right on your doorstep. Who’s coming to visit next?!

How was your weekend?

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