A Day out in London

A few weeks ago I flew into London Heathrow, one of the UK destinations that I haven’t visited for quite a while. Since we started flights to Stansted which is much closer to home,  I try to get that rather than LHR, but this time I was determined to go into London and meet up with my best friend Lucy, who moved there last year.

Obviously this was before the current regulations of staying home and social distancing due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, so please don’t think I’m insensitive for posting at this time – I thought it’d be a nice distraction to get back to my blog!

The weather was a grey gloomy day as I arrived in central London, however luckily the sun decided to make an appearance a bit later on. Lucy managed to take the day off work as she still had some holiday days to use up, and as it was mid-week it wasn’t too busy.

We decided to head to a gorgeous restaurant that we’d seen online – an Italian place called Circolo Popolare. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the interior is just absolutely stunning.

The ceiling is dripping with flowers, and the walls are filled head to toe with bottles in all sorts of colours.

We ordered some coffees to start, before browsing the breakfast menu. I’d love to go back for dinner one day, as Italian food is one of my favourites and all of their pasta dishes sound incredible!

We finally got round to ordering our breakfast after the waiter came back multiple times to ask if we were ready – when you haven’t seen each other in months there’s plenty to catch up on!

I went for the Italian style eggs Benedict, on fluffy brioche with spinach and parma ham. It was absolutely divine! Lucy went for the classic avocado on toast – perhaps not typically Italian, but always a great choice nonetheless. 

After breakfast we ordered another round of coffees, and continued our catch up, before heading out for a walk along Oxford street and a browse of the shops.

We decided to visit Liberty’s, a classic London department store. I’d never actually been inside, and it was so lovely to see the beautiful old architecture of the building.

We had a browse around, looking at all of the beautiful handbags and jewellery that we can’t afford… 😉

Since there was still a bit of time before I needed to be back in my hotel for the wake up call, Lucy suggested having a cream tea in the cafe. So British, but why not!

Before we knew it the day was coming to an end, and I had to get back to Heathrow for my flight home. It was so nice to be able to catch up with Lucy, I’m very lucky that my job lets me travel the world and meet up with friends and family all over.

As of now I’m not sure when I’ll be flying again… stay tuned!

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  1. March 26, 2020 / 10:55 am

    That Italian cafe looks amazing! Must try when I’m back in London x

    • thedubaidiaries
      March 27, 2020 / 12:32 pm

      You have to, it was so beautiful! And the food was amazing xx

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