Friday, May 16, 2014

Let's Take A Walk Vol. 2

I'm back with another adventure to share! Today I decided to brave the city crowds and ventured out to Covent Garden then walked to South Bank Center. It was absolutely gorgeous outside and for the first time since I got here I didn't need to wear a jacket. I kept feeling like I was forgetting something then realized it was sweet relief over needing one less layer! Anyway, here we go:

If you follow me on Instagram then you already know I started my morning out with some delicious homemade pop tarts. The recipe I used is via an old friend's baking blog. As soon as I saw the homemade version of one of my breakfast faves, I knew it was necessary that I make some for myself!

After being properly satiated, I got ready to head out with a plan of going to a pizza place in Covent Garden. As I was about to walk out the door, I ran into Melissa's mom and she suggested going to a market by the Royal Festival Hall that was full of more ethnic food vendors. The food markets here have yet to disappoint so I ditched the pizza idea.

I still went to Covent Garden and I'm glad I did! There were lots of shops, some street entertainment and a Laduree that you can bet I patronized.

I almooost passed on the food market when I spotted the Shake Shack in Covent Garden but I'm so glad I didn't because the atmosphere was way more laid back at South Bank Center (also the line for Shake Shack was a little outrageous, so maybe I'll go back another day).

When I got to the Royal Festival Hall I immediately spotted the Wahaca that is constructed out of shipping containers and was really tempted to just eat there. Instead, I continued on and was rewarded with food stalls containing just about every variation of Indian food you could imagine and decided a curry would do just fine for lunch.

My curry from The Peckish Peacock was super tasty, as were the macarons I had for pudding! I took one last lap around the place, tried something inhumanely spicy, contemplated a fresh coconut, then carried on along the South Bank.

This particular area of South Bank offers lovely views of Big Ben and lots of random street performers. Not gonna lie, my favorite was the bubble guy because bubbles are cool no matter how old you are.

I found out that the little park across from Big Ben has free wifi so I hung out there for a bit. The people watching was top notch, think old people attempting selfies with Big Ben in the background. I'm sure I'll be back there on sunny days in the future!

Before I leave you on this lovely Friday, I have to share this awesome video Kassie posted on my Facebook wall. You're welcome ;)


  1. We'll do shake shack next time!

    I'm so jealous you get to do all this whilst I'm at work!

  2. I found your blog via Emma! and it did not disappoint! lovely pictures and your blog design is so cute xx


  3. I've definitely seen Bubble Guy a few times on the Southbank! I love food markets, there will always be something you haven't tried before.

    Great video, haha!

    Saskia /

  4. Those pop tarts look delish! What did you fill them with?
    Also - - - cats and abs.

  5. found you through Emma's blog - it's beautiful! so glad i discovered it, i love these gorgeous photos of London. x

  6. I used Bonne Maman Wild Blueberry Preserve and it was delicious! You could probably put just about anything in them though and they'd still be tasty.

  7. Food markets are definitely one of my favorite things about London! It's a win-win since the food is cheap and typically pretty amazing :)

  8. Thank you, Laura Anne! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

  9. Just another restaurant on our long list of places to eat ;)

  10. Oh, I love London. For many reasons but the street food is AMAZING! Each London trip leaves a craving for years for whatever street food I had while I was there. Depressing but delicious.

    Emma x

  11. Your images are great!
    YUMMM - poptarts! Do you have a recipe anywhere?
    I am from Australia and I am always on the hunt for poptarts as they aren't very common here. Recipe would be great :) xx