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A Day Out In London

A Day Out In London

Hello lovelies! 

London is one of my favorite cities. I think some of it has to do with that it was the first big, metropolitan city I visited. The first time was when I was 10 or 11 years old with my family, and before I moved to the UK two years ago, I visited many more time. My brother studied in London for three years, which gave me an excuse to go, and last summer I worked and lived in the city myself. Now that I love quite close, I often take the train out when I need a bit of a faster pace and city life. 

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One of the things I love the most about London is how you can discover new neighborhoods every time you visit. Having explored the city quite a bit, I still manage to see new things whenever I go. My first few visits always included walking along the Thames, snapping a picture of Big Ben, walking up and down Oxford Street, shopping way too much in Primark, and eating at Pret. Although I still enjoy doing these things, I have now found other areas I like to explore. Some of my favorites include Islington, St. Katherine's Docks and Fitzrovia. London has some of the best public transportation there is, however I always end up walking everywhere. More than often I choose the wrong shoes, but I love walking around, listening to music without really knowing where I am going. 

This morning I had a meeting in London and decided to make a day out of it. The meeting was in an area I had not been before, Clapham South, and it was such a lovely place to walk around. It's south of the river, and away from the hustle and bustle of central London, but there was still lots of little shops and cafes.

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After exploring for a little I hopped on a bus and then the tube, and headed to Victoria Station. A few days ago I found a cafe on Pinterest that looked super cute, and since I am all for a lovely storefront, I had to stop by. It's all pink, filled with cupcakes, cakes and coffee, and it was the perfect place to celebrate some great news.

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The place is called Peggy Porschen, and everyone was taking pictures of the lovely decor and of course the delicious cakes! I ordered a latte and a chocolate salted caramel cupcake - and the cupcake was truly one of the best I've had. The frosting was maybe a bit too sweet, but together with the bitterness of the coffee, it was the perfect balance. Definitely recommend! 

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After my little cupcake stop I headed towards Chelsea, one of my favorite areas. I walked along Pont Street and then Walton Street, both of which are lovely with independent cafes and shops, and cute mews (little streets). I reached Sloane Avenue and decided to walk towards Hyde Park passing by South Kensington, instead of continuing to Chelsea.  

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After walking through the park for a bit I decided to do some window shopping  in a few shops on Oxford Street that we don't have where I live, such as Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters, before heading back to the Paddington to catch my train.  

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Now it's back to reality and exam revision, but I can't wait for my next little trip into London! 

I hope you enjoyed this post! 

Lots of love,

Marta 

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