My weekend in London #2

Last week I had an amazing three-day-weekend in London and I wanted to share some photos with you. The weather was perfect -cold, but mostly sunny- and I had a perfect balance of culture, nature and shopping. I think this is one of the great things about London. This city just has this magnetic effect on me, I can't resist.

But enough about my London love and addiction! Here's a short overview of my weekend:

The weekend started very well, because we were on one of the new Eurostar trains. The old ones really have had their time, so I'm very happy with the new ones. The new trains are very luminous, have nice seatings and have UK and European outlets. 

New Eurostar train (own photo)

New Eurostar train (own photo)

Of course I stayed at my favourite hotel: Hoxton Shoreditch. We were very lucky to have a beautiful room on the top floor with a view on the Shard.

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It's Saturday and we're in East London? I immediately think of Broadway Market and Artwords bookshop (too busy on a Saturday but I neaver leave empty handed though).

Broadway Market (own photo)

Broadway Market (own photo)

On Sunday we went to the Vogue 100 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. A must-see for everyone interested in photography or fashion. 

(Until 22 May)

Because the sun was coming through we decided to go to Primrose Hill, my favourite spot in London. On the way we stopped by a stunning square called Chalcot Square. All of the houses are so beautiful and are painted in very nice (pastel) colours.

Chalcot Square (own photos)

Chalcot Square (own photos)

Primrose Hill (own photo)

Primrose Hill (own photo)

Sunday was a very busy day because I also had tickets for the Sky Garden. Beforehand I looked up the sunset time, which was now between 17.30 and 18. The view was even better than I imagined and it was a really breathtaking moment.

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On Monday we started with breakfast at the Attendant, which is a new place just accross the Hoxton hotel. The almond croissant was by far the best I ever had.

Breakfast at The Attendant (own photo)

Breakfast at The Attendant (own photo)

Afterwards we made a huge walk starting at Pimlico station via Victoria and Sloane Square to end up at the V&A in South Kensington. We passed a few of the typical mews streets, which I'm very fascinated by (a blog post about these streets is definitely coming up). 

Eaton Mews (own photo)

Eaton Mews (own photo)

Eaton Mews (own photo)

Eaton Mews (own photo)