A Day Out In London

Last week I celebrated my birthday, as the weather on my birthday was going to be miserable.  We decided to go out and celebrate with a day out in London the following day.  Which turned out to be a lovely hot sunny day.

Usually when we go to London we walk along the South Bank and through Covent Garden area.  This time we decided to visit different parts.

Borough Market

We have often talked about visiting Borough Market, as neither of us had been before. Borough Market is London’s oldest food market, going back 1000’s of years.

The Market is full of fresh produce from fruit, juices, cheese, meat, breads and cakes, and you will not go hungry there are so many food stalls you really are spoilt for choice. So was the perfect place to start of our day.

In need of some refreshment

Next we decided to stop for a drink to recharge our batteries.  I decided to try something different and had an apple and pear still cider.  This was lovely but could be very dangerous if drunk too many.

Next we walked along the river enjoying sunshine, towards London Bridge and the Tower of London.  From the other side of the river you could not fail to see the huge queue of people waiting to visit the Tower. Taking in the site of HMS Belfast which is moored there as we carried on walking enjoying the weather. Making our way to St Katharine’s Dock.

Cocktail time

No birthday celebration would be complete without a cocktail, and what a beautiful setting to enjoy this.  With London Bridge and the River Thames to look out on, as we enjoyed our Bailey’s Martinis.  Such a lovely way to round of a lovely day in London.

We then decided to start heading back home and as it was such lovely weather we ended up walking all the way back to Waterloo station.

Although I have visited this part before, it has been years since either of us had last been.  We have decided that we are going to explore more of London this year.

If you are still looking for ideas Citrus Spice and Travels have some great ideas of places to visit near London Bridge.

which is your favourite part of London?




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  1. I’m always exploring local markets in the places I visit but normally, to shop for souvenirs. Never been to an-only food market though and I hardly visit the section. But wouldn’t it just be awesome? Would love to have a taste of London’s finest foods and juices at the Borough market.

    1. We have been saying for years we must go there, and as the weather was so lovely we decided to go, I could have spent a fortune on different foods and treats. It is defnitely a place to visit just for the experience x

    1. It was lovely, we only stayed for the one but will be going back to have another one day and the view was amazing x

  2. In 2 weeks I will fly to London too. Looks like you had an excellent trip.I would love to visit that market.

  3. I grew up in London so it would be hard to pick one favorite spot. I love the places you visited and more. I never tire of it even though I moved to the US many years ago.

    1. There is always so much to see in London, we love the Southbank but there is so many other places to visit and experience as well x

  4. I also used to be a big fan of the South Bank, particularly the Design Museum, Vinopolis and the little market next to the ITV building. But I’ve not been for some time now as those museums shutdown or moved. So the main area I visit now is the centre and off towards Holborn, St Pauls and Liverpool Street.

    1. It is a shame those museums moved, we have been to the Tate a few times and loved that, there is so much to explore in London it is a shame to stay to the same part

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