Even though my Mum lives in the twelfth smallest city in the UK (too crap to even make it into the top ten), we somehow ended up with some alright and cheap links into London. Me and my best friend were desperate to get out for a visit and we decided that last week would be the time to do it! I suppose at least the best thing about your friends being more successful at getting jobs after graduating and moving to London is that at least you have a place to stay! Ho hum.
The first thing I pretty much did the minute I got into London was to go and see my housemate from Cardiff, Lizzie who now lives in Greenwich. I love passing through Canary Wharf on my way to hers - I can't be the only one who thinks that Canary Wharf is one of the best parts of London! Catching up with Lizzie was lovely - I definitely miss some of the girls I lived with at Uni. During the time she was off teaching violin, I met back up with my best friend and his old University housemate. We sat in the sun in Greenwich in the shade of the Cutty Sark, knocked back a couple of ciders, got sunburned and had a chat. Then after a bit of DLR drama, I ended up back with Lizzie, met her boyfriend and her Dad and got a curry. Nice one.
The next morning, after a teeny bit more tube drama, I met my friend Marina from my course back in Cardiff, who now works in the Treasury building (am I jealous much?). I met her in the building and we may or may not have gone looking for important offices - but to be fair to us, we studied politics and we definitely did geek out.
Afterwards, me and my best friend did the tourist thing. I don't think I could ever get bored of doing the tourist thing in London. We did the whole, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace (why oh why couldn't Prince George make an appearance then?!), Notting Hill, Camden, Westminster, Tate Modern, The Shard, St Pauls, the Inns of Court, pretending to be posh in Belgravia with frappes - I could go on.
I definitely had a great time, apart from getting all jealous of people I know having real world jobs and living out what is currently only a dream for me - but more on that later. I'm heading back to London in a little while, does anyone have any tips for fun things to do/see down there that I may not have done before?