Twelve Hours in London

Just last weekend my two friends and I headed to London for the day. We got the Megabus early Saturday morning and returned Saturday evening, giving us almost twelve hours to explore London. Travel only cost us around £13 each, so a bargain if you don’t mind the coach taking slightly longer than a train. We decided to head to London about six weeks before we actually went and had all be looking up some Instagrammable places to head to since we booked.

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Floral décor has me hooked, it could be a floral wall, floral arch, you name it and I probably want to go and visit! Dominique Ansel Bakery is right round the corner from Victoria station and our table for lunch wasn’t booked til 12.30pm, meaning we had a few hours to kill beforehand. We decided to head to Dominque’s for a quick iced coffee (and a photo!) before we made our way to the next destination. It did take us around 30 – 45 minutes to be served as they make cakes to order and there were a lot of people in front of us who were ordering or collecting cakes. We weren’t too bothered though as it gave us time to check out some of their amazing cakes whilst waiting in the queue!

Dominique Ansel BakeryCoppa Club

Coppa Club came up a few times when looking up some cute restaurants in London. Based near Tower Bridge, we hopped onto the Underground from Victoria and arrived with good time before our booked table. It was recommended to book a table as it gets booked up quickly, however there were quite a few free tables when we were there. So, unless you want one of the fancy pods, chances are, you won’t struggle to get a table. It’s a lot smaller outside than I imagined, but the cute pom poms outside made the décor.

Coppa Club

Being the people we are, we’d already looked at the menu 100 times before showing up, all deciding on pizza and a cocktail each. I went for the Portobello, which consisted of mushrooms, parmesan, pesto and mozzarella, it was extremely tasty! And washed it down with a Raspberry & Elderflower Collins. It cost around £20 each, which for London was very reasonably priced, I would definitely go again but would book into one of the pods outside overlooking Tower Bridge.

Coppa Club PizzaWestfield Stratford & Missguided

Stratford is a shopping gals dream. If you’ve read my blog before or scrolled through my Insta feed, you’ll know I love to shop. I’ve been to Stratford once before and wow, I need at least a few days to wonder through each shop. We’re all obsessed with Primark and it was our first stop, very disappointed with Stratford’s Primark. It wasn’t really that big and didn’t have the largest range, I had it in my mind that I needed at least an hour in there and would spend quite a large amount there. But ended up only buying three items and ended up taking two of them back the next day!

One of the main reasons we went to Westfield was to visit the Missguided store. I’m a massive Missguided fan and my wardrobe is full of their clothing, but other than the small selection they have in some department stores, I wanted to see a wide range in person! If I had my own clothing store, it would look like Missguideds. Covered in pink and neon signs, the dressing rooms are what every dressing room should be like. I only made a small purchase in there but it was nice to see the clothing in person before buying.

We wondered through a few other shops but didn’t buy too much, coming from a small town I’m not used to such wide selections, so it is just nice to have a browse without doing some online shopping!

Get Naked Neon Sign

Peggy Porschen Cakes

Peggy Porschens. I’ve been dreaming of this place ever since I saw other bloggers posting photos outside. As I said before I am OBSESSED with everything floral and if you’re the same, this place should be on your list. Our coach was at 8.30pm and Peggy’s doesn’t close til 8pm and just around the corner from Victoria, it made the perfect final stop. We only had to wait around 5 minutes before we got a table, speaking to one of the waiters they said they’d had 45 – 60 minute queues all day, so we definitely picked the right time to go.

It is slightly overpriced with a cupcake costing just over £5 and a pink lemonade at £4, however it is a price I’m willing to pay for the beautiful aesthetics. I hate having my photo taken in public (something I’m going to have to get used to if I’m blogging!) but everyone, and I mean everyone who visits has a photo! So, it didn’t feel odd, and it was nice to see!

We crammed a lot into our twelve hours in London, we were lucky that it wasn’t too hot or too cold, so walking round in a t-shirt and jeans was perfect. Being only a few hours from London, I don’t take advantage of it enough. I’ve only been to London once this year, next year I plan on going a lot more.

What are your favourite places to visit in London? I’d like to add a load to my list of places to visit. Let me know in the comments below!

Peggy Porschen Cakes

 

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14 responses to “Twelve Hours in London”

  1. The first time i went to london i had to go to the missguided store!

  2. Nancy says:

    I LOVE how you managed to pick out all of the cute places to check out! Oh man, sometimes, the wait for food is worth it when its bombdotcom! Coppa Club looks really cute! I am in with the sound of cocktails XD. Oh man, I am a total fan of the floral drops at Peggy’s. Even though the items were a bit expensive, worth it?! Glad you enjoyed your time out in London!!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  3. Lorna says:

    I live in London and didn’t even realise some of these amazing places were on my doorstop! Great post hun xx

  4. Jas says:

    I really want to go to Dominique Ansel bakery! I have been to Peggy Porschens and passed it on the way, but could only do one at the time, so it’s on my list! Also, the Coppa Club looks absolutely beautiful, will have to check it out!

    Jas xx | https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk

  5. Annie says:

    Your photos are amazing! I’ve seen that Peggy Porschens so many times on my Instagram feed. Floral and pink! What more could you want in a building? Thanks for sharing all of these!

  6. Ok, I’m definitely adding this post to my bookmarks and I’ll be referring to it whenever I’m visiting London. I love all the suggestions!

    Bukola Veronica,
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  7. Aaliyah says:

    Even though I live about 30mins away from London I don’t go theee enough but when I see posts like this it makes me want to go down there! I love floral too all those places look so amazing, I’ve been to the Missguided store a few times I really love it there! Lovely photos x

  8. alice says:

    This sounds like such a fabulous day! I need to get myself to London soon to explore some Instagrammable places. Love the look of that pizza!
    Alice Xx

  9. abbie says:

    I love London recommendations as I feel there is so much in the city to cover, I have been so many times and have never been to any of these. Dominique Ansel Bakery is one to definitely add to my list for my next visit.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    abbiejadewanders.co.uk

  10. Hanna Mai says:

    Great post! I’ve never been to London but I would like to one day. I love your photos! x

  11. Kat says:

    I still really need to head to the Coppa Club it looks sooooo good

  12. Lovely pictures~ Makes me want to visit these places ?

  13. I really love the Typo store in westfield too! Heading by Dominique Ansel Bakery this weekend!

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