My 20th Birthday Weekend

For my 20th birthday, Harry & I spent the weekend in Bloomsbury near the West End, exploring and eating our way through London…

FRIDAY

As soon as we’d checked in to our hotel we went on the hunt for some lunch and just before we were about to LOSE THE WILL TO LIVE; we found Pho in Convent Garden which specialises in Vietnamese street food and thought we’d give it a go…

Harry went for the Pho Bo Combo, a Pho (a type of noodle soup) with steak, brisket & meatballs and I had the vegetable spring rolls Bun (vermicelli noodles, cashews, chilli etc.)

Mine was very good and the spring rolls were amazing, Harry’s was well… in his words ‘a disgusting bowl of stinging nettles’.

After lunch we ventured around Covent Garden and Leicester Square.

 

Later that evening, we headed out to meet my brother and have dinner in Kensington at Bodo Schloss, an Austrian-alpine style ski lodge restaurant with the staff donned in lederhosen which turns into a club at around 11.30.

Unfortunately I was a bit too incapacitated to take any photos but it’s worth a visit even just to check out the crazy decor!

 

SATURDAY (my birthday!)

Waking up on my birthday slightly ‘groggy’ to say the least, we struggled out into the light of day on the hunt for something delicious and ended up in Ponti’s on Oxford Street.

 

 

We headed off to have a look around the shops and ended up in Liberty, which is the most beautiful and historical department store, if you’re in the area definitely have a look! I picked up this grey leather card holder by French Connection and I don’t know how I ever lived without it – goodbye bulky purses!

 

 

I love the theatre so to celebrate my 20th year on Earth, Harry surprised me with tickets to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time at the Gielgud Theatre which was AMAZING and I can’t recommend going to see it enough. The actors were incredible, the stage, lighting and sound itself was genius and the story was funny and emotive. Before the show started we grabbed a quick dinner in China Town.

Outfit: New Look

SUNDAY

Slightly strapped for time as our train was at 5pm, we packed up and met my brother for some lunch and a trip to the British Museum, a stone’s throw away from The Hotel Mercure where we stayed.

The British Museum is a vast and beautiful building filled to the brim with amazing exhibitions and oddities.

 

We set off for an afternoon tea at Patisserie Valerie in Sicilian Avenue, which is a beautiful spot with even more beautiful cakes!

 

Thank you for reading,

Francesca x

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