Friday, 22 August 2014

London Sightseeing & Chocolate Tour

You're in store for a photo-heavy post today due to the fact my Mum and I spent yesterday strutting around London - our tootsies were rather achy at the end of the day! We actually had a chocolate tour planned for midday but we decided to get up there bright and early and spend some time visiting some of London's most iconic landmarks. Despite London being my capital city, there's actually a lot of it I hadn't and still haven't seen. I suppose that's an excuse to go another day though, huh?


First up - Big Ben. We were lucky enough to witness the clock being cleaned, how cool is that? 


I just hope none of them had a fear of heights!


Surprisingly, David Cameron didn't invite us in for a cup of tea that morning. It didn't stop us peering through the black bars and trying to get a sight of Downing Street though! 




We managed to catch the 'changing of the guard' outside the archway that leads to St. James' Park. Police were there to keep everyone safe as the regal black horses charged through the busy streets of Westminster. 




We had time for a few quick shots of Clarence House and Buckingham Palace before rushing off to our next stop - the chocolate tour!




We all met outside the Argentinian Coffee shop and were given our first taste of chocolate for the day - chocolate coated coffee beans. Even though my Mum and I aren't coffee fans we ate them politely! During the tour, we stopped at 6 different chocolate shops around London whilst learning all about the history of chocolate. I don't have many photos of the chocolate as I was too busy stuffing my face! 




Choccywoccydoodah wasn't actually part of the tour but it would have been sacrilege not to have stopped by after finding ourselves in Carnaby Street!


If you're not familiar with the TV show, Choccywoccydoodah make all of their wacky and bespoke cakes out of chocolate. How clever!



Once the tour had finished, we decided to continue our sightseeing with St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London.

John Wesley, Father of Methodism

Here's me on the steps that lead to St. Paul's Cathedral, where Kate and Wills got married! 



Turns out we we weren't allowed to take any pictures in there (thanks to the lady for kindly telling me off) so enjoy this picture of the grand inside, it's all you're getting! 


It was so beautiful seeing the ceramic poppies mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. I didn't know that the Tower of London was used for recruiting and training the troops.


Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
Tower Bridge

We had time for one last exertion at St. Katherine's Dock before heading home. I instantly recognised this boat as it looked similar to the one used for the Queen's Jubilee - it was infact Her majesty's boat!



What do you do when you find a telephone box located next to a letterbox? Take a photo of course! How incredibly British of me!


I am wearing:

Top - Select
Jeans - H&M
Boots - Topshop


"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford..." - Samuel Johnson 

Lots of love,

Lily