London | January 2018

Hello lovelies! As some of you might know, I’ve recently moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, on an Erasmus Exchange. The move has been quite daunting and it’s taken me a while to settle into the culture here, but I’m finally back on my feet and ready to post again. And I’ve got some exciting things to share with you that have happened in the past month!

Last month I went to London with my boyfriend to visit some of his family, whilst there we got touristy and went to see some of the sights (how could we not?). It wasn’t the most productive trip away but we had a lot of fun and I got to see some parts of London which I hadn’t experienced before. Also, since we visited at the start of January, all of the Christmas decorations were still up which were a beautiful sight to see and walk around.  1The main tourist attractions we went to were The Natural History Museum and Madame Tussauds, which I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of visiting the capital. The museum is packed with information and specimens from events taking place within natural history, such as earthquakes, volcano eruptions and the time of dinosaurs. Although there is a lot of information to take in, the exhibits are spread out nicely and there are plenty of interactive learning tools to bring the information to life. My favourite part of the museum was the earthquake simulator, which mimicked what it was like to actually be in a shop when an earthquake hits (well, and that entrance is free). The only downfall to this museum is how busy it is. We had to wait in a queue outside for about 15 minutes and the inside was quite packed, though this was probably to do with the fact we went on a Saturday during the holidays – not our smartest idea.23Madame Tussauds is always a lot of fun, no matter who you go with. I had previously been to the one in New York, but I think I preferred the one in London – I did go to the New York Madame Tussauds around 3 years ago though, so my memory is quite blurry! The London venue has multiple different floors, with a variety of themes and sections throughout. Some of my highlights were seeing Robert Pattinson (Twilight still holds a special sport in my heart haha), Shrek and some of the original Star Wars cast. At the very end of the experience there is also a cinema with a short 4D Marvel movie, with a storyline set in London and involving Madame Tussauds itself. This was a lot of fun, though I’m not too sure how much I like having water splashed on me and air whistling past my ears whilst watching a film! The entrance fee was a bit more expensive at the time of year we went, but I believe it’s quite reasonable at other times – roughly £30 per person.6.jpgI could post hundreds of pictures from our time at Madame Tussauds, but these are my favourites!

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One restaurant that really stood out to me whilst in London was the Royal China in SoHo.  They have a wide variety of asian dishes which cater for all types of diets, which was great for me as I’m vegan. They are also very accommodating of families and having children around, providing high chairs when needed.

Overall, I really enjoyed my time in London and would definitely like to visit again at some point. I don’t think I’d like to live there, purely based on the fact that it is so busy and expensive, but it’s definitely worth visiting for a holiday if you’re looking for a city break!shannon

 

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