Good Morning! I thought I'd take advantage of using that for the first time seeing as most of my posts are uploaded at crazy o'clock at night! I ought to have posted this last night, but it's been another pretty hectic weekend (complete with revising for tomorrow's exam, argh!), and as I'm off school with a lovely flu today, I thought I'd get round now to showing you my day in London from the Easter holidays. I would've uploaded this sooner, but there's been so many photos to sort through that I haven't quite found the time. It turned out to be a great day (despite the heavy greeting of a typical British down-pour), and my mom and I got to see my brother, Jack, which was ace. We ended up having a pretty productive day, and visited some wonderful places. As always, I carried my trusty camera around with me, and thought I'd show how and where we spent our day - which can always give you some ideas if you ever visit the town!
First off, we breakfasted at a sweet restaurant called The Fire Station - aptly named after it being converted from an old fire brigade station - and the food was lovely. Considering we were just after anywhere to eat at as we were starving, it was the perfect place to go!
From there, we walked to London's Imperial War Museum. It was truly fascinating, and if anyone out there is an undeniable little history fan like myself, then it's definitely worth the visit! The first image of the tanks and aircrafts was pretty incredible, and just seeing the bullet holes and leftover dirt in the tracks made it feel all the more...real. It's so hard to imagine what people went through during the war; there was even an underground trench experience which spooked me, and that was just sound effects and mannequins in soldiers' uniforms.
There was also the Holocaust exhibition which we visited, but I didn't feel comfortable taking photos. I did take just one, of the family portrait of people that were affected. There's something I find horribly fascinating, and it struck close to home, reminding me of what my grandparent's must have gone through (my grandfather having been from Poland, and my grandmother having been from Italy). It's sad I didn't grow old enough to hear their experiences, but the museum's exhibition really made everything personal. It was a really emotional display, but it's so important to remember our history, and I think this collection really captured that.
From the IWM, we took the underground to Camden, where we went to the American restaurant, The Diner. They do some seriously phenomenal milkshakes (seeing 'add nutella to a flavour' on the menu made my day) and the pancakes were really good too. I'm not so sure on the main cooked-meals, but it's definitely a great place to go to when in need of a 'coffee and cake' combination!
On Camden's High Street, we also visited Rokit True Vintage, another ace place with surprisingly good prices! I even got a mint shirt, that was priced down to a fiver - I'm sure I'll be posting about it soon. I think if I could own any wardrobe in the world, it would look a lot like what their selling!
Camden Market! My favourite place to visit. It's just the place that shows what London's all about. The individuality, the style, the quirkiness. And nothing's too expensive at the stalls! Even though I didn't buy much, just to have a look around is perfect - there's some really interesting stuff to see. Although, I did end up buying just one purchase of a 1940s style briefcase - hello, new school bag! - but even that was at thirty pounds. Sweet!
After that lengthy-lengthy post, I think I ought to get back to revision. Fingers crossed I can make it through my German speaking tomorrow. I was even considering writing a blog post in both German and English, but after seeing how long this post would turn out, I think I'll leave that for another time.
Hope you enjoyed this post and have a wonderful week,
Eva :) xxx