5 THINGS TO DO IN LONDON OVER BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

I’ve been to The Riding House Cafe a couple of times and it’s a great go-to for a spot of brunch, based less than five minutes from Oxford Street it’s the perfect place to visit if you’re out shopping for the day or in central London. On my last visit I had Eggs Florentine, basically Eggs Benedict but spinach added, it was so yummy! I opted for a fresh juice to accompany my breakfast – I’d highly recommend their juices and smoothies as they’re delicious!

For the makeup lovers: Athena London, 188 Brick Lane, E1 6SA

Athena is a makeup academy and photographic studio based in East London, just over a month ago me and my best friend headed to Athena for the evening with the lovely Em for bubbles, makeup lessons and Pic’n’Mix – what a night! We each sat at a station kitted out with makeup, we were taught some key tips on how to contour and blend properly, then we were able to create a look on ourselves. They were really encouraging for us to be a little experimental and try something we never normally would, I opted for a dark green smokey eye and loved it! This is definitely one for a girls day out!


 For the overnight stay: Thistle Hotel Euston, Cardington Street, NW1 2LP

Me and Rob recently enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Thistle Eustion, we stayed the night before we hopped on the Eurostar to Paris as it’s just so close to King’s Cross it was the perfect location! We had a really spacious room, the hotel has a beautiful bright lobby area and a delicious buffet breakfast. If you’re heading away out of King’s Cross over the weekend I’d definitely recommend this hotel, if you’re just looking for somewhere to stay it’s also great as it’s within a good distance from Camden and central London.

 For the foodies: The Breakfast Club, 2-4 Rufus Street, N1 6P

A couple of months ago me and my best friend had been out after work and were so tired/hungry we were borderline delirious when we stumbled across the Breakfast Club and it was heaven! I’ve previously eaten there before and and it’s delicious! We both went for the pulled pork sandwich which was served with skin on chips and coleslaw, the prices are really reasonable and I 100% urge you to go – there’s so many things I want to try! They also have restaurants in Soho, Angel, London Bridge, Spitalfields and Battersea so be sure to find your nearest and swing by!

 For a little relaxation: Elizabeth Arden facial, House of Fraser, 318 Oxford Street

Last week I popped by the Elizabeth Arden to experience a full skin analysis, consultation and facial – it was amazing! I’ve never had my skin analysed before but it was really interesting to hear the results, turns out my skin has hardly no concerns when it comes to pigmentation but it is dehydrated. The staff on counter talked me through which products would be best suited to my skin and they wrote out a skincare routine for me which has been super handy. I also had a half an hour facial which was so dreamy (I was so close to falling asleep!) and the best part is you can go into store and get one too for £25 – the best news? The £25 is then redeemable against the products so essentially a free facial! I’d highly recommend it as it was a great experience and their products are beautiful!


Have you got any plans this bank holiday weekend? Hope you all have a good one!

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6 Comments

  1. Kelly 3rd April 2015 / 11:49 am

    Totally loved this post. I can't wait to go back to London, haven't been there for a long time!

  2. Eloise 3rd April 2015 / 7:47 pm

    Athena sounds amazing! I wish I lived a bit closer to London xx

    • Hayley Rubery 6th April 2015 / 9:26 pm

      It really was so much fun – I'de definitely recommend a trip if you're visiting! x

    • Hayley Rubery 6th April 2015 / 9:27 pm

      I loved having mine done, would definitely try it out! 🙂 x

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