Wedding Planning, Boating, & Rooftop Drinking in London

After our week in France in August, we headed to London for 5 days. It was the first time seeing many of my friends in almost 2 years so it was full of wonderful reunions. My parents had just bought a boat on the Thames with their friends so we had a couple of trips down the river soaking up the sun, nibbling on picnic food, and sipping Pimm’s. It’s amazing how different London feels when you’re on the river, even in central London it is so much more peaceful.

My beautiful uni girlfriends came to London for a night and we did our usual thang scouting out a new exhibition followed by windswept rooftop drinks at this bar, and a hilarious night out in Clapham. I love how even if busy lives have meant keeping in touch has been on-and-off over the past 2 years, it’s like nothing has changed when you are reunited!

When we booked our London trip this time last year, 5 days seemed like plenty of time but this was before we got engaged. We were rushing around like mad people to fit in catch-ups with friends with wedding appointments so I wish we had added on an extra couple of days to allow for breathing space. The only meal I ate at my family home was the night before our 24 hour flight back home and I was feeling a little exhausted!

However I managed to fit my favourite things into the trip – visiting my Granny’s home in Kent, a coffee in Petersham Nurseries (a must-do if you haven’t been!), a proper curry in Tooting with my besties, and a local brekkie with the family. What are your favourite things to do in London?


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  • Reply
    October 11, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Oh my gosh IMAGINE living in that house in the first photo!!!!! Dreamy! Believe it or not, I live in Clapham and still not had a Tooting curry…definitely need to. xx

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      Polly Rowan
      October 23, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      I know, the absolute dream. No way, you must try them out! They are the best curries and most restaurants are BYO which makes it even cheaper to eat out.

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    October 23, 2016 at 10:03 am

    There is nothing in the world I love more than a rooftop…especially when there’s drinks involved. What a perfect day out!

    Those little houses on the waterfront are soooooo cute too. Reminder that I need to stop spending money on shoes and save for a damn house of my own haha!

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

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      Polly Rowan
      October 23, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      There’s something so lovely and summery about rooftop drinks isn’t there! Oh I know…but shoes are necessary too (or in my case, avocado toast and takeaway coffees…). xx

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