Friday, 14 June 2013

Shopping, afternoon tea & cocktails


I feel like I have neglected my blog for such a long time now due to exams and other things and I think it's time I should give it some love and attention! Apart from passing my exams (yay!!) and also FINALLY passing my driving test (yay again!) I haven't really done anything too exciting to blog about until this week. My birthday is next Tuesday (the 18th) and I shall be turning a very boring age of 19, so I decided to do something a little spontaneous and plan a day out in London! I do not live in London so this was pretty exciting for me ha! On Wednesday, myself and my two lovely friends joined me as we took a coach to central London..

We shopped, A LOT. If you have been to London or you live there you will know that it is filled with the most amazing shops so I had plenty to choose from. Not only did I spend a hefty amount in places like Topshop, Selfridges and M.A.C, me and my friends decided to treat ourselves and have afternoon tea at Harvey Nichols, which is located in Knightsbridge (very posh and lovely area). 

The afternoon tea was probably the most amazing thing I have ever had! It was 'Roaring twenties' themed and inspired by the new release of The Great Gatsby, so the food was not your average cucumber sandwich and scone tea. It featured macaroons, delectable cakes, lobster rolls and 'gin rickeys'. For the price of £40, this also included a prohibition cocktail, which was also very lovely. The service could not be faulted, everyone was so lovely and accommodating which made the day even more special. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to treat themselves to a day of luxury! Bookings for the afternoon tea can be made online at the Harvey Nichols website and it is incredibly easy to find via the tube system or by bus. We also ventured to the lovely 'Choccywoccydoodah' shop located in Carnaby Street and treated ourselves to something from the upstairs cafe. 

Have you ever been to London? If so, where do you go to treat yourself?