Another year celebrating my Birthday in London

You may have seen I spent my birthday in London last year. A place I love! Last year I did a lot of exploring and travelling around the city for the day. But after spending most of my day on the underground getting from place to place, this year I wanted a more chilled day (less travelling anyway).

I decided I wanted a day full of shopping and lots of nice food.. (the best place to be if you are a foodie like me). So perfect for my birthday! I’m from Yorkshire, so London is something very different for me.. which is why every now and then I like to visit and spend the day here. Go to oxford street and do plenty of shopping.

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It takes around 2 hours on the train from my local train station to kings cross, which isn’t too bad. I don’t mind the journey, in fact I enjoy it.. I buy myself a coffee, get comfy in my seat and put my headphones in, it makes what seems a long journey, a very short one.

The first stop was finding a cafe near Kings Cross station for some breakfast, we decided on one just a short walk from the station. (You’ll have to forgive me but I cannot remember the name).. probably because I was so excited to get something to eat and get on with my day. Anyway, I had the Sausage and Bacon Baguette, SO good! Enough to set me up for my busy day..

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I decided on Oxford Street first, mainly because this is where I wanted to spend most of my time. Half way through shopping I spotted Ben’s Cookies.. a place I’d read about online. Honestly one of the best cookies I’ve had, I got the Milk chocolate chunk cookie (you need to try it). They have one on Oxford Street and another in Covent Garden.

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Next we went to Covent Garden, another part of London I adore! They have lots of shops here, and plenty of places to eat. There are so many restaurants surrounding it, so it may be worth having a little wonder further out rather than only staying in the centre. We decided on an Indian restaurant called Punjab, a few minutes walk from Covent garden.

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We went at around 4.30pm, which was a perfect time for us. The restaurant wasn’t too full, plenty of places to sit and it wasn’t too noisy. Just how I like it.. full but not too full (you know what I mean). This was a place recommended through google, I spent a long time searching places to eat and ended up choosing this one, (it’s a hard choice to make). It didn’t disappoint, the food was lovely, not quite like the one I get from the takeaway at home but that’s to be expected with it being a restaurant.

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After that I wanted to go somewhere for a slice of cake.. because that’s what birthday’s are for right? The only day to eat as much cake as possible and not feel guilty about it! So I did just that.. We stumbled upon a place called L’ETO which was in Soho, a short walk from the restaurant. A nice walk, you get to see a little more of London this way.

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We got there at around 6pm, it was a little busy and meant us waiting for around 10 minutes. But I didn’t mind, (once you see the cakes in the window you will understand why). The window display was attracting quite a lot of people.. myself included. Once we were seated I ordered a cappuccino and a slice of the Old Fashion Chocolate Cake. The best cake I have ever tasted! You have to try it! I promise you won’t regret it. It’s a little on the expensive side, but worth every penny. The perfect place for a treat.

When I visit London again you will most certainly find me here, eating my cake and drinking my coffee..

 

 

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