Yesterday I met up with my lovely uni housemate Sophie for a day out in London. We planned to have a mooch around, visit some museums and do some shopping.
First stop was the lovely as ever V&A museum. I’ve been a few times before but it was Soph’s first time. I took these photos of the amazing glass sculpture in the entrance hall of the museum. The chandelier was designed and made in 2001 by American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly.
Once we had finished in the V&A, we decided to walk down to Harrods to have a wander. The weather was looking slightly dodgy but we braved the walk – but were met with a torrential downpour halfway down the Brompton Road! We made it eventually after a few breaks taking shelter under the trees, as we only had one umbrella to huddle under together. Once we got into Harrods we browsed the clothes and accessories departments, and then finished our visit with a delicious macaron from the food hall.
Next stop was the iconic Peggy Porschen cake shop, where we sat in and had tea and cake. The Eton Mess cupcake was gorgeous, a fluffy vanilla cupcake topped with fresh cream icing, mini meringue, a strawberry and berry coulis.
After our pit stop at Peggy’s, we headed to Oxford Street for a spot of shopping, to burn off our tea and cake before dinner. Sophie’s recommendation for dinner was a curry restaurant in Covent Garden called Masala Zone, which has a few locations around London. The food was to die for. It felt really authentic and was bursting with flavour. We both went for the butter chicken thali, which is served on a platter with curry and rice and a selection of side dishes, such as dal and vegetables. It was easily the best Indian food I’ve ever tried before, and it was super filling. Definitely pay Masala Zone a visit if you’re ever looking for Indian food in London.
If you have any recommendations for fun things to do in London, do let me know!