Weekend in London – rediscovered love & tips

Am I the only one who hasn’t been to London in years? Five years ago I visited the city frequently due to the proximity from Paris. The last time was four years ago . Crazy, how fast time flies. It was more than about time for a fun (birthday) weekend in London. With that said we booked our tickets from Berlin. LONDON CALLING.

  • Note to myself: don’t ever fly again via Stansted. Never seen an airport like that. Also, the train wasn’t running and it was just chaos in the whole airport.
Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip

12pm
Brunch at ACE HOTEL

We kicked off our weekend with a lovely brunch at the . The atmosphere in the dining hall is quite cozy. However, it was a bit a pity that the terrace was already close which would have been a great spot. Also, because the weather was amazeballs. I ordered a green juice (which was disgusting – I hope it was healthy) and some poached eggs. The food was fine but nothing special at all. I guess there are nicer places for brunch / breakfast in London.

Friends Weekend in London City TripFrench toast for brunch at Ace Hotel in Shoreditch

3pm
Strolling through MAYFAIR

Later that day we strolled through Mayfair and did a little window shopping. We ended up at Green Park and said briefly hello to the Queen. The flags where up so apparently she was in the palace. Afterwards we rented some Santander bicycles (around 2£ for 24hours) and drove through Hyde Park.

Although I’d been several times in London it was nice to revisit some of the main parks and sights.

Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip
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Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Tripbeautiful Albert Bridge – for those who watch Made In Chelsea may know this bridge!
Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip

9pm
Night out in SOHO & MAYFAIR

Of course, that wasn’t it of the day. We’d booked a table at in China Town. They have a large cocktail menu but I’m sure the bartender will create you something special too. The dim sum were really good. But they mostly had them with fish. I prefer the ones with meat a lot more.

Our evening continued with a few pisco sour at  and some pizzas at .

Friends Weekend in London City Tripnight out at Opium, China town London
Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip

11:30pm
The coziest bar in SHOREDITCH

One bar I highly recommend is in Shoreditch. A super relaxed bar with different rooms on different levels. You’ll get the full lounge flair in a baroque ambience. Prices for cocktails are great. Thanks to my dear friend for bringing me to this bar.

Friends Weekend in London City TripCoziest The Bridge Bar in Shoreditch
Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip

1pm
The day AFTER

Our Sunday was quite short since I had to fly back in the late afternoon. A friend of mine had recommended having brunch at . I’m a huge fan of his . The food was delicious and I highly recommend going there. We shared three salads and two mains and went out with approximately 17£ each.

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Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip

3pm
Stroll through NOTTINGHILL

We ended our London weekend with a relaxed walk through the neighborhood of Notting Hill. What a beauty! Some of the houses definitely made me want to move to London right away.

Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City TripFarm Girl in Notting Hill
Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip
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Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip

Shopping tip SÉZANE

Sézane is definitely a shop where you’ll satisfy your French fashion heart. I absolutely love their styles. Moreover, a new GOOP shop has opened in Notting Hill but oh-so-crazy prices.

Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip
Friends Weekend in London City Trip

I hope you enjoyed these impressions from our weekend in London. I will definitely come back soon (ok soonish – I think spring is realistic).

London – you’ve made me fall in love with you again!

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