Two weeks ago I decided to have a day off and took my mum to London for a girls day out, we have a jam packed day which was super fun so I wanted to share what we got up to with y’all – including my outfit for the day, where we ate and a review of the Mockingjay Part 2 which we were lucky enough to watch a screening of (OMFGGGGGGGG!)….
What I wore…
I wore my snuggly Wallis jumper and Missguided shearling jacket (which is an amazing Acne dupe!) to keep me warm whilst wandering around London. Paired with my Primark faux leather trousers and berry accessories including my Kurt Geiger bag, Oasis boots & Primark faux fur pom pom keyring!
Where we ate:
We started our day off with a wonderful afternoon tea at the Palm Court in The Langham Hotel (I wrote a full review of our experience in my guide on where to eat in London). We had a selection of sandwhiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, followed by some beautifully crafted desserts! We enjoyed unlimited tea (I went for the Strawberry & Kiwi and it was delicious!) and a glass of bubbles – we had such a wonderful experience and it was one of the best afternoon teas I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating!
In the evening we were walking back to our hotel (near London Bridge) and spotted this restaurant called The Draft House which looked really nice, focusing on beers and burgers – you can’t go too wrong really?! We stopped off for dinner and I had the pulled pork burger with spicy slaw and mum had the chicken and chorizo salad, the food was delicious -washed down with a Brooklyn Beer & some wine! I’d definitely recommend this restaurant if you’re looking for somewhere to eat near London Bridge (they actually have 8 locations in London so find your closest one here!).
What we watched:
We were lucky enough to be invited to a screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – part 2, now, any of you who know me will know how much I LOVE the Hunger Games (as in I’m like THE biggest fan) and my mum is too, so we were super excited to be able to watch the film, at least 2 weeks before it hits the cinemas (this week FYI – definitely booking tickets to re-watch!), it was so hard not being able to talk about the film after we’d watched it as it’s not been released yet.
But all I can say is, it’s the best film of the four in my eyes, it lived up to and exceeded my expectations – I hate it when a film isn’t as good as the book, but this film was honestly incredible and you’re going to absolutely love it! (oh, and pack your tissues because I cried!).
Welcome to the 76th Hunger Games…
Where we slept:
After a busy day of afternoon tea, shopping, cocktails, then finally getting to watch the Hunger Games we headed back to our hotel ready for a good nights sleep! We were staying at the Premier Inn on Tower Hill road, so a 5 minute walk from Tower Hill or London Bridge station, our train gets into Fenchurch Street so the location was perfect for us. The next day I had a full day of meetings so once we’d enjoyed a full english breakfast (which was delicious) I walked mum back to the station then headed back into central!
When we arrived at the hotel, we were greeted by the reception staff who were super friendly, they showed us how to use the self service quick + easy check in machines (which I was super impressed by!) -you check in and the machine delivers your hotel key which is super handy if the reception is busy or if you check in late as you don’t need to liaise with any staff, you just grab your key and head straight to your room!
After a busy day and dinner we didn’t get back to our room until about 10pm, so we kicked our shoes off, I enjoyed a hot bubble bath whilst mum watched a film! It was so nice to head back to a hotel after a full day rather than having to get the train home so late. We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Premier Inn; a great affordable hotel in a broad range of top locations!
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Where are your favourite places in London? Will you be going to watch the new Hunger Games?!