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LONDON CALLING. PART 4. “IT’S NOT GOODBYE, ITS SEE YA LATER”

My first four days in London passed by so quick. I had so much fun in this beautiful city, meet great people, which I surly going to meet again and again.

I loved the whole London vibe. I was surprised that it wasnt too jam-packed with other tourists and that you never need to wait or que or something. One of the things I really loved is how polite the people of London are. There is always a “I am sorry”, or “my bad” or “thank you” in the air, which you never would hear in Hamburg. You could ask random people on street and they tried to help you out. When I write this I compare London with of course Hamburg, the city I live in but also to Paris, which I visited the first time last summer.

I also love the whole breakfast culture. We didn’t book breakfast at our hotel as Mike (friend from Twitter, which I met during the Subway Tweet up) recommended going out would be more fun and not so expansive. I loved going out for breakfast!! That’s something you would never do in Germany. We have our bakeries, sure but there you can only get simple sandwiches or paninis and Coffee. The “high-class breakfast” would be a hard-boiled egg, rolls and some cheese, ham and other roll toppings.ย  That’s basically it! No hot breakfast like the Full English or Grilled Ham&Cheese or Porridge. We don’t have cafe’s open this early either. Sad but true. That is something I would love to have over here.:D

We started our last hours in London by having a lovely breakfast at Patisserie Valerie, where I had the best porridge of my life! So good with Apples, Cinnamon, Nuts and a lot of Maple Syrup. Simply heaven in one bowl! ๐Ÿ™‚

After that we just walked around the corner of Russel Square, where we visited the British National Museum. We didn’t take a big tour around just admired the great hall which really is stunning!!!

Whilst the Mister roomed around taking pictures I enjoyed myself at the Shop. I love gift shops you always find some nice things there! ๐Ÿ™‚

Than of course came my personal highlight of the day! Across from British Museum there was a small Sass& Belle store! I nearly collapsed cause of all the cute Union Jack buntings and fabrics. They had everything Linn’s can dream off. Lipbalm hidden in a cute little Owl, cushions with the Union Jack, cute floral bags…too many to name them all! I was tempted to buy it ALL but then the Mister, who waited outside…Pastel color overload I guess ๐Ÿ˜‰ just pointed on his watch…so I had to make it quick.

We hurried back to the Hotel, me totally cheerful cause of all the cute girly things I’ve got, grabbed our bags and started our travel back home to Hamburg.

Now, almost two weeks later. I totally miss London and all the people I have met!!!

I cant wait to be back soon. Me and the Mister are making up our minds these days when we will be back . It could possible be this year in Fall or Winter! ๐Ÿ˜€

See ya later Landaan Town!!!

Love*Linn

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LONDON CALLING. PART 2. “ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK”

After having a lovely tweet up and partying hard with The Subways the night before we were ready to tackle our first day in London. Well, after a proper English Breakfast of course! ๐Ÿ˜€ We found a lovely little Italian Cafe near Russell Square with a great selection and ordered a full English! So good.

I am not going to bore you with the whole Tourista stuff we did. Instead you can take a look at the pictures we’ve made:

After about 8 hours of marching through the wonderful and stunning city we took a pit stop at our hotel. To have a bit of a feet up time before we left for Camden Town. We wanted to see The Dodge Brothers playing atย  The Blues Kitchen, which was free if you hit the venue before 9 p.m.

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We got ourselves a pint and settled in while the band got everything ready for their gig. At some point I was too excited to just sit there and so I worked myself to the stage to say “Hello” to Aly, a member of The Dodge Brothers, which I tweet with. It was epic and so much fun to see each other face to face. Lovely chap! The gig itself was my first ever Rockabilly gig and I really loved it! Was great fun!ย  Here is a vid of my fave Dodge Brothers song played at KoKo:

After the gig me and the Mister had a quick talk with Aly again and took this brilliant pic. Me and Aly have a great taste in glasses, dont we?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

We left Camden after the gig, a bit boozed up and landed at the hotel around 1 a.m.

That was a pretty cool but also quite exhausting day rockingย  around London, seeing all these sights I always wanted to see in real life and ended up in beautiful Camden Town!

Stay tuned to read about a very lovely Tea Party tweet up in my next blog post coming soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

Love*Linn

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