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As its my 30 tomorrow, I decided that I would like a mini city break in London with hubby to celebrate my up and coming adulthood.


i wanted more or less a “food tour” of the places I have wanted to go, or eat at for a while. This was no mean feat being as I herniated a disc in my back a few months ago and so long distance walking and travelling aggravated it.

However, I am only 30 once I told myself and decided to soldier on.

We went first class with virgin trains to make it a little more special and I have to say it was well worth it with yummy food, attentive staff, comfy seating for my back and free alcohol- what’s not to love!

We arrived at the station a little early so also got to make use off the first class lounge- very comfortable and I was well away scoffing the complimentary border biscuits!

We were staying at the travelodge in Southwark and I would definitely stay again, very clean hotel with a “nothing is too much trouble” attitude. My back was already starting to ache so I had a relaxing bath and then admired our veiw out to the shard. imageI couldn’t sleep on the evening due to back pain form walking so much but luckily the veiw was worth being awake for.

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That evening we had 6 cocktails planned at the cinnamon bar of the Hilton (which were delicious and they really took pride and time in making them) I loved walking though Canary Wharf as its a place I have never really ventured though. Amazing architecture and somewhere i would like to return to.

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I then dragged my poorly back (and hubby) over to Bleecker Burger to have a “Bleecker Black” I have wanted one of these guys for so, so long- two juicy beef patties with cheese and a delicious peice of black pudding sandwiched between on a sesame bun. They were so juicy in fact it went all over my dress..not the best when 5* are next on the agenda!

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we cleaned up and headed for Vertigo 42 for the highest champagne bar in London. Very Swanky. Amazing veiw. We had a cocktail each and a lovely tapas style sharing platter whilst watching London decend into night time. This was a lovely experience.

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The next morning was time for a huge all you can eat breakfast and a whistle stop tour of borough market.

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I had booked us in for a champagne  afternoon tea at The Grosvenor hotel, Victoria, which was sublime! We felt a little out of place as its such a posh, grand building but the staff were so welcoming and also wished me a happy birthday. It was nice to live it on the other side for once!

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we then hopped over to China town for some delicious takeaway for the journey home. I could have done with more time here as its so fascinating and I love the hustle and bustle of Leicester Square. We both got a massive box of take out (for £5.50!! Stupidly cheap) and devoured it on the way home!

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Im now on the sofa, broken but content and had an amazing city break to remember. It was so odd being child free, but nice having quality us time too.

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