Wednesday, 29 August 2012

London Birthday Weekend

Last weekend for my 22nd birthday me and my boyfriend headed down to London to celebrate. I've been to London a fair few times, through blogging events or just general visits down there, and I can seriously never get enough of the city. My boyfriend Tom hadn't really been before so it was exciting showing him around and exploring together! We visited the zoo, which I'd actually never been to before, and I absolutely LOVED it. I'm such a geek when it comes to animals - I think I was actually on cloud nine wandering around Regents Park surrounded by all the beautiful creatures! My particular favourites were the penguins, lions and tigers and of course the meerkats.

On Saturday night we headed to Her Majesty's Theatre to watch The Phantom of the Opera - I've only ever been to see a show years and years ago when I was younger (which I barely remember) so I was SO excited to go and see Phantom. It was absolutely amazing and if you've never been to see a show before - DO IT. It's so worth it. We actually got our tickets a couple of hours before the show at a ticket box office in Leicester Square (thank you to everyone on Twitter who suggested doing this!) and it was sooo much cheaper, and we got pretty good seats too, so I definitely recommend doing that if you're not too bothered about where you sit/which show you see.

On Sunday we spent the day shopping, perusing Harrods and Hamleys and visiting museums. I've not been to Harrods in years and I'd forgotten how much I love it there. The 'Toy Kingdom' knocks Hamley's socks off if I'm perfectly honest, you get to play with all the toys without the hundreds of kids getting in your way. I think I'd gone to heaven when I noticed the Harry Potter section - I've never seen so many Harry Potter goodies, and it took all my strength to resist buying at least a wand (Luna Lovegood's is the one I'm happily brandishing in the photograph above). I also fell in love with several of the Steiff teddy bears - I've collected teddy bears since I was younger and we used to go to teddy/dolls house fairs at the weekends - I think everyone should own a Steiff, I wanted the rabbit perched on my shoulder in the photograph above but I already have a Steiff bunny so I gave it a miss!

I had an amazing birthday weekend in London and it well and truly reignited my love for the city. I really, really hope I can call this wonderful place my home one day! I hope everyone else had a fantastic Bank Holiday Weekend! Also - I would be so, so grateful if you could vote for me in Style Compare's Blogger Challenge here. The competition finishes tomorrow so get your votes in quick!
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34 comments

  1. It looks like you had a lovely time! I would have caved as soon as I saw all of the Harry Potter goodies and Steiff teddies aha. You look absolutely lovely in these pictures! xx

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  2. Pleased you had a good birthday, it sounds perfect :) You've really made me want to go to the zoo now haha xx

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  3. London is truly amazing!
    Phantom is definitely one of the best shows ever! Watched it a couple of years ago!

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  4. Gorgeous pictures, hope you had a great birthday! I love your hair x

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  5. lovely photos,awesome place and happy birthday! :D

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  6. Aww I love going into London! Looks like you had an amazing time :)
    XO

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  7. lok like you have a great fun. happy birthday
    3lin

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  8. These pictures are adorable! Looked like a lovely time!

    Glad you had such a lovely birthday :)


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    xxx

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  9. Wow it sounds like you had a great brithday weekend. I would have been too tempted by the wands haha. I'm moving to London soon and very excited to do so after this post!

    Happy Belated Birthday! xxxx

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  10. belated happy birthday..
    those pics. seem u had a lot of fun

    hopefully i can spend my birthday in london as well ;)

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  11. Looks like fun - I'd love to see The Phantom of the Opera! xx

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  12. Absolutely LOVE your lipstick! Where's it from?? x

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  13. Happy 22nd.
    Looks like you had a great time.
    You're really pretty! xx

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  14. Wow fab weekend, you look gorgeous. Happy belated birthday xx

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  15. those pictures are so cute xx

    xx

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  16. You look SO gorgeous! Looks like you had a lovely time!x




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  17. Wow it looks like you had a lovely birthday trip!!! Lucky girlie! The penguins are so cute!!! xx

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  18. Hope you had a lovely time >.<!
    xo

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  19. I love London, hope you had a great birthday!!!

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  20. You guys looks super cute!
    What a fab trip and gorge photography

    Muchos Smiles,
    bb, xoxo

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  21. You's look adorable together, glad you had a lovely birthday :) xx

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  22. The picture of you and the penguin is uber cute!

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    xxxxx

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  23. great post!

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  24. Love London zoo! Meerkats are sweet little things, especially when they're all curled up together, n'aw :)

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  25. Belated happy birthday!

    I love the zoo too, I blogged recently about their late night events during summer - you should definitely go next year if you can! :D

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  26. hiii now i follow u follow back??

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  27. I'm so jealous! I'm like a child, I go mad for the zoo! You look gorgeous too, I love your dress in the first photo :-) xxx

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  28. I hope you had a fab birthday, lovely photos! X

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  29. aah, you look so unbelievably pretty! seriously. stunning!

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  30. lovely photos! you're so pretty :)

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  31. Sounds like you had a great birthday! And sooo jealous you went to see POTO! Your photos are lovely too :)

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    xx

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  32. That first dress is SO DARLING!

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