On Tuesday I caught the train down to London with Josh for a few days away in the big smoke! We didn't make any big plans for the first day, instead we decided to stroll around the city, eat good food and enjoy what London had to offer. We've both been and done the major sight-seeing and touristy adventures before so there was no pressure to 'see things'.
After arriving at Euston we walked to our hotel, Premier Inn London Holborn which was about 20 minutes away on foot, close to Russell Square and quite easy to find. It's also brand new.
The room was a standard double, small but perfect. I love staying at a Premier Inn. I find they are always very clean and include all the necessities. Hairdryer, several well-lit wall mirrors (including a full length) with storage space and lots of hangers, not to mention huge king sized beds! We were also staying for breakfast the next morning, a full English of course, which was delicious. I'm not much of a morning person but it's always nice to stumble to the hotel restaurant and be greeted with a mountain of breakfast options!
For the rest of the day we pottered around London, ate Italian food, drank fancy lemonade and did some shopping. I finally got to go to Tiger. We walked through Trafalgar Square and Green Park. I exhausted myself and couldn't wait for a nap. We went out that night for Chinese food and a few drinks before slumping into bed to watch tv and eat chocolate - wild!
I love to visit London, but I am always glad to be back up North where the tap water is clear and the air is slightly sweeter (or perhaps more farm-like?!) London has such a unique character, so it's always a fun trip, but I don't think I could handle the crowds on a daily basis!