Shoreditch Shopping

We recently went to London to do some shopping. Here are some pictures from our day out in Shoreditch.

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Harry Potter Adventures

A couple of weeks ago Amy and Zoë took me with them to London. We went to the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition at the British Library.

Zoë had made me a Gryffindor scarf to wear on our outing!

We had lunch at Dishoom, it was yummy, especially this Rose and Cardamom lassi.

We managed to fit in another Harry Potter stop with a trip to Kings Cross, here I am at Platform 9 3/4.

20th Anniversary 

This week we went to London for two Belle and Sebastian shows at the Royal Albert Hall. These were to celebrate 20 years of their first two albums, Tigermilk and If You’re Feeling Sinister.

We arrived in London at lunchtime on Wednesday and had Byron burgers and milkshakes. I really liked the Courgette Fries.


We were staying in Kensington so thought we might as well go to a museum. We went to the Natural History Museum to look at fossils and dinosaurs.


We checked into our hotel.


We had a little nap and then got ready to go to the Albert Hall


Belle and Sebastian played the whole of Tigermilk and then loads more songs! It was brilliant.


Thursday we started with breakfast and then went to the Tate Modern.


We walked across the Millennium Bridge and passed St Paul’s Cathedral.


We went to Wahaca for lunch and cocktails, we all love Wahaca!


After all that afternoon drinking we needed to nap before going out again.


This time it was If You’re Feeling Sinister in full and then loads more songs, different to the day before and including Lazy Line Painter Jane, which was very exciting!

Then we went to an after party indie disco for some dancing. We then had to get back to the hotel at 2am, good job there are night buses!

Friday morning we had breakfast and then headed back to Euston to catch the train home.

View from the Shard

Last Christmas we were given gift vouchers to go up to the viewing platform at the top of The Shard. We finally got round to using them. It was really good!

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It looks very tall from the ground!

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This is the view to the south.

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This is looking out toward the east.

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This is sort of north east.

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And finally looking towards the west.

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This is looking straight down!

Ride

Pauly was very excited to be able to go and see Ride playing at Brixton Academy. He took me and Zoë with him.

We arrived a bit too early so went to Wahaca for dinner.

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We had lots of food and cocktails! It was all so tasty, I really like Mexican food.

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It was a really good night. Ride were their own support! They played a set first and then had a little break before playing their album ‘Nowhere’ in full. Pauly had a great night being back in the early 90s!

ATP World Tour Finals

Zoë, Paul and I all took a day off work to travel to London to see some tennis. We went to the O2 for the ATP World Tour Finals.

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I had some hot dogs for lunch.

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We saw two matches. The first was doubles between Nestor/Zimonjic and Lopez/Granollers. Nestor and Zimonjic won, they were 8-3 down in the tie break so it was quite exciting.

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The second match was singles between Nishikori and Ferrer. We got to see three sets with Nishikori coming out on top.

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Our seats were nearly at the very top, and it made Zoë feel a bit sick it was so high! We had a good view of the court and really enjoyed our day out.

Visions Festival – London

Last weekend Zoë and Paul took me to the Visions music festival in the East End of London.

We went by train and had breakfast at Ed’s Easy Diner when we arrived at Euston.

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We were staying in Paddington and had time to pop to the station to see Paddington Bear!

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We were upgraded at our hotel and had a nice big room.

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Once we arrived at the festival we got down to some exploring, we found all the venues and had a drink.

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We saw Alvvays, Joanna Gruesome, and Veronica Falls. We had a really good time.

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We were quite tired on Sunday so decided to go home, but not before another visit to Ed’s!

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