Hey guys! So last weekend, I took a day trip down to London for a media piece. A contact of mine, Richard Bloss, asked if I would like to accompany him down to London for this media piece. I of course accepted his invitation and although the main point of our trip was for this, I wanted to write about the other fun things that we managed to cram into that day! Look out for details to follow about the media piece. We visited a champagne bar, had a lovely lunch out at Prezzo and also, we travelled up to Covent Garden to wander around there. I had such a lovely day there and I’m very grateful for the opportunity that I was given. So in today’s post, I’m going to dive into the details of my London trip.
SATURDAY 22 JUNE 2019
A day trip to London meant an early start for me and my mum. We departed from Hull train station at 8:23 and embarked on a 2 and a half hour train journey to London. We reached London at 11:10 and Richard was waiting to meet us off our train. He then whisked us away to treat us to some lovely drinks at a champagne bar nearby. I chose to have a Raspberry Fizz mocktail which was one of the best mocktails I’ve ever had. It was rich with flavour and bubbles and it embodied the classic raspberry flavour.
After that, we travelled on the tube up to near Trafalgar Square to have some lunch. We ate lunch at one of the chain restaurants, Prezzo which does lovely Italian food. I shared a pepperoni pizza with my mum and a side of fries. It was delicious if not a little bit spicy due to the pepperoni. To drink, I selected a citrus cooler mocktail and I was a very happy girl having drunk two mocktails in the same day! This one focused on a sweet, citrus flavour, completely contrasting the Raspberry Fizz I drank in the champagne bar.
Then, we completed the work for our media piece. Once this was finished, we bade farewell to Richard and wandered over to Covent Garden. Covent Garden is literally my favourite place in London and it’s a tradition to visit there every time we are in London. I think I just love that it’s a place that combines street performers, shopping and photo taking and it’s a lovely place to wander around. On our way into Covent Garden, we encountered a man fully painted silver who was somehow balancing all his body weight in the air with seemingly only a cane to hold him up. I’ve seen many acts like this before on the streets and they never cease to amaze me as I just can’t figure out how they manage to do it. After a few moments of awe at this incredible sight, we entered the main part of Covent Garden. I found it interesting to compare it to our previous trip there in Autumn. There were some beautiful spring flower benches that it was now hosting and I of course had to snap some pictures with the flower bench before continuing on our walk around Covent Garden. We meandered around the different areas of shopping including the stores and stalls within the Apple Market building and the market stalls. We purchased some earrings for my mum and some bath bombs for me after strolling out of the market hall, we decided to head back to Kings Cross so we could catch our train.
The last part of our London day trip was seeing this unique piece of art work on our way back to the station. It was bright shiny red in colour with an oval, a large circle and a small circle all carved out of it. It was pretty massive in size too. It was just randomly located in a square with some other buildings surrounding but I thought it was so cool that I had to take a quick picture with it.
Our journey back to Hull was pretty stressful since our train was cancelled so we had to catch another train to Doncaster and then catch a train from Doncaster to Hull. We were delayed by about half an hour but it’s never a nice feeling when your train is cancelled. Still, overall, I spent a lovely day in London and I wish I could relive it!
Thank you for reading this post! Have you visited London before? Let me know in comments! There’ll be another post out soon but until then bye for now!
Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia in Hull