Tigerlilly Quinn: A little jaunt to London Town

Friday, 13 February 2015

A little jaunt to London Town


Despite visiting quite regularly for work now-a-days a trip to London is always exciting to me. It probably helps that now Wilf is a little older and has some childcare these days tend to feel like a mini holiday from 'mummying' although I'm always all the more excited to get home and see him after one.

A few weeks back I took a trip up for an event at the Shard (you can read about it here if you like) but I also took some random pics along the way and I thought I'd share them with you here and what myself and my buddy Lori got up to on our free time.


First stop after our train pulled into the bright lights of the big city was a coffee, we decided to check out the Duck and Waffle which was amazing! We only stopped for a quick cuppa but it would be an amazing venue for a cocktail evening. The only thing I would say is I'm not sure how my tummy would fair zooming down those 40 floors after a couple of drinks, it made me feel a bit wobbly as it was! The view was absolutely stunning, there is so much beauty in urban landscapes don't you think?


After this we strolled round the corner for some lunch, we had been invited to the newly opened Soupe du Jour which I was pleasantly surprised by. Soup isn't always something I think of when I think of eating out but it was a lovely atmosphere with some really tasty food. There are 5 classic soups always on the menu and then a new soup daily so you could pop in often and not get bored. When we arrived they were making a red cabbage one that smelt wonderful. If you go then I would recommend the tomato soup with a homemade scone and butter, yum.


mmm soup ;)

I love that living where I do means that a trip to the capital is so easy but I also love returning to my little quirky city of Bristol. I find 24 hours away from my little boy is pretty much my limit, it's enough time to get some 'me time' but long enough to be missing him.

I'm not sure if these kind of posts are interesting or not! I tend to take lots of snaps like this on IG and then never remember to share them here, just little glimpses of a day away.

I'm always looking for recommendations of places to try when I'm in the city so if you are from there or have visited somewhere nice I'd love to hear them!


60 comments:

Natalia said...

tried it and loved it

sophie warner said...

Ah I'm dying to finally go to Duck and Waffle. Feel like I need to see the view for myself!
Sophie
x

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mummydaddyme said...

What beautiful ladies. I went to Duck and Waffle for a glass of wine with a friend when it first opened but I would like to go back one day. Next time your in London tell me- I want to come and hang out too! ;) xx

fritha strickland said...

aww not at all lovely! you always look fantastic and I would kill for your beautiful hair! xx

fritha strickland said...

defo Katie!! I don't have anything planned for the near future yet but as soon as I do I'll let you know, it's been ages! xx

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Laura Rocksteady said...

Oh you are both so super stylish!!! I think London never gets boring no matter how many time you visit each year - such a beautiful and colour city and it's always nice to have a mini break away for some adult time every now and then


Laura x

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Polly Davies said...

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Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

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