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London travel diary: Winter Wonderland

December 14, 2016


Ok. I never normally do posts like this, but we all know that I have major wanderlust so here it goes.

Last weekend, (Dec 10th & 11th) I was lucky enough to be able to go back to my favourite place on earth, aka London, and meet up with some lovely / amazing bloggers who I can now call my best friends. ((Deep and cringe, I know)).

I managed to catch the train from Liverpool Lime Street at 11am which got me into London Euston around 1pm. I am a sucker when it comes to travelling by train, so even the journey there was emotional and exciting all at the same time.

Fast forward past my Uber app not working, and having to pay for a taxi to my hotel which cost £25, I finally arrived at my hotel. I was staying in London Kensington so it was just outside the main bit of London but still pretty close.

After meeting up with Katie, Jordanne and Cathy, we all headed over to ‘Winter Wonderland’ which was an absolute dream come true. Christmas must be my favourite time of the year; and ‘Winter Wonderland’ really was a … winter wonderland. Obviously, being bloggers, we all got into the venue and took a thousand pictures of the view, rides, and anything else.


We managed to go on the big wheel which just so happened to be a lot scarier than I ever imagined. I am not goof with heights as it is, so when I was ((super)) high up in the air, I felt like the end was near- if you think I was scared you should’ve seen Katie!

Me and Cathy also went over to the crepes stall, but we couldn’t justify paying £4 for one. So that was that. Oh, and we also decided to brace it and go on a massive rollercoaster which looped. I feel sorry for Cathy having to put up with my screaming (and what seemed like my dripping make-up due to the rain… yes rain!) but it was still mega fun nevertheless.


Next we went back to Kensington and I am honoured to have been a part of Katie’s first Nando’s experience. Cheeky. Did I really just say that? Waiting twenty odd minutes for a table was well worth it, however.


When we got back to our hotel, we all decided to play a game of ring of fire. If anyone knows this game, you know that you can end up getting drunk really quick. Sounds fun, right? Me being me, decided to play it with tea (as in yes, a brew)… and it turned out to be one wild night. No seriously.

The next day I decided to have a big breakfast to set me up for the day. I wanted to do a bit of exploring so bad as it is one of my favourite things to do when I travel. I did get a bit lost in the middle of London on my own (are we really surprised?), but in the end I managed to find Buckingham Palace which was on my bucket list for the day. I turned out to be one of those typical tourists who stops right in the middle of the street just to take a good (ish) photo, oops.


I then headed towards Oxford Street and did a bit of shopping. It must be around two years since I last went down there, and it is tons bigger than I remember! The amount of times I walked up and down that street was unreal- but so incredibly worth it. London shopping is always a bonus.


I then walked back to Euston station to catch my train back to Liverpool which was at 6pm that night. I also tried to find a Costa because I needed a brew so bad, and must’ve walked circles round the station trying to find it. Literally thirty minutes later I figured that it was time to ask someone where it was seen as I knew the station had one- and it turns out it was right in front of me the whole time. Perks of being blind. No, literally.


And that was my weekend in London! I am going back in March for #BLOGCON, so I hope to see some of you lovely lot there too! Where is your favourite place to visit in London? Let me know in the comment box below and let’s have a chat!

Also, let me know if you liked this post. It’s very different to anything I have ever published before so I am pretty anxious to publish it. Just sayin’.

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca

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  1. I’ve been meaning to go to Winter Wonderland for years but never got round to it which is crazy as I’m only 2 hours away by train!! I loved this different style of posts – it’s lovely having an insight into your travels xx

    1. I’ve been wanting to go for AGES so I still can’t believe that I finally got to go! Ahh, thank you so much lovely! I was nervous posting it seen as it’s different to anything I’ve published on here before, so I’m so glad you enjoyed it! x

  2. London is so beautiful during Christmas time isn’t it! I went to winter wonderland a couple of years ago with friends and it’s just so magical isn’t it, very busy but totally worth the buzz. This is a lovely post, so glad you enjoyed your visit💗

  3. Hey becca! Here from #bloggerspromohour. Love your post :)) Good job doing something a bit out of the norm for you :)) That’s always scary but usually worth it! London shopping looks so fun & BlogCon sounds fun too lol. I’ve never been to a blogging meet up but I think I’ll find one I can go to in the future!

  4. London is so beautiful during Christmas time isn’t it! I went to winter wonderland a couple of years ago with friends and it’s just so magical isn’t it, very busy but totally worth the buzz. This is a lovely post, so glad you enjoyed your visit💗

  5. My boss is going to London next week for Christmas – so jealous of both of you! Haha, but thank you for sharing your experiences and travels. Living vicariously through your wandering. 😊

  6. I love London and miss it terribly, so glad I’ve found someone who to loves train journeys so many people I know hate them. London is a beautiful place at Christmas. Awesome post 🙂

  7. Awww it looks like you had an absolutely fabulous time! I really want to visit Winter wonderland this year as I’ve never been before! Your enormous smiles in your photos say it all! I hope you have a fabulous Christmas 🎄✨

    Abbey 💗 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  8. Love reading people’s posts when they come to London, such a great insight for us Londoners who live here! We were there on Saturday at Winter Wonderland, if only we knew! We could have joined our blogger meet up and met more of you lovelies! Glad you had an amazing time!

    Jessica & James | foodandbaker.co.uk

  9. London is amazing I went there for the first time at the start of November and I miss it so much! it looks like you had such a great time! I wouldn’t have been brave enough to go on a rollercoaster aha lovely post xx

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