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Trips // London, Buckingham Palace and 5SOS (again!)

This weekend just gone my sister, my friend and I had a weekend away in London. Despite living just 1 hour away on the train from London, I never go. I think I always have a mispercetion about it, being full of people, having to get on the tube, battling the tourists....etc etc. And yeah, it actually is just like that but it isn't so bad. We wanted to have a bit of a break and we had booked tickets to see 5 Seconds of Summer at Wembley Arena. Again. 

My sister and I got the train to Paddington on Saturday afternoon and met our friend in the, erm toilets. I forget that you have to pay to use the toilet in London. We hopped on the Bakerloo line to get to Wembley Central before jumping off and hunting down our hotel where we dumped our bags and eagerly headed back in to London to get some lunch and have a little look around. 

We got off at Paddington and walked through Kensington Gardens before ending up at Harrods. We had a little browse through the Food Hall (my favourite bit!) before having a look at the other floors, being careful not to touch anything in case we broke it! We then walked to Buckingham Palace and had a little rest on the steps outside before a naked man on a bike cycled past. Followed by another. And another. Then a lady. Then about 2,000 of their closest naked mates followed. A man, naked, of course, walked up to me and handed me a little leaflet stating they were protesting something about cycling and, did I want a photo of him? My eyes tried not to wonder past his face and I politely declined. It was quite a spectacle I tells ya!

We then ended up on Oxford Street and managed to fit in Forever 21 and Victoria's Secret before our feet started to ache and our tummies started to grumble. After a google, we decided to head to Meat Liquor which was a bit like trying to eat in an Abercrombie & Fitch store. It was so dark and the music was so loud, we felt like grannies. We just wanted a quiet meal and not to be able to feel our teeth vibrate in our mouths.

We decided to head back to Paddington where we saw an Italian restaurant called Bizzarro. As it was a nice evening we got seated outside where we sat for a few hours over white wine, pasta and pizza. It was truly glorious and real value for money. I really recommend the pasta noodles with cream, salmon and vodka!

The next morning we went out to a local bakery for breakfast before heading back into Central London for a day of shopping. We shopped, spent about an hour and a half in Forever 21, again, had tea at Selfridges then went back to Wembley to get ready for the concert. We found lunch at the London Designer Outlet then went to find our seats at Wembley Arena. Once again, 5SOS were amazing, if not better than last week. We were worried it would be cancelled due to the pyro incident but luckily it continued, although they did swap the fire with glitter and confetti. 

The next day we hanged around Regent Street before going our separate ways on the Bakerloo line. I, somehow, managed to pick up a sickness bug between arriving in London and haven't really left my bed since which is a slight worry as I have a flight to catch tomorrow afternoon. Fingers crossed!

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