I was lucky enough to spend 3 days in London this week with hubby. We ended up using it as a birthday treat being that it is my birthday today.
I watch London on all these reality shows like Made in Chelsea and you see it all the time on Good Morning Britain, with film premieres in Leicester Square and celebrity interviews in posh hotels.
London always feels so glamorous when you talk about it and see it on TV.
I used the opportunity to sit back and watch from the side lines for a couple of days – it really can be as glamorous as what it seems to be.
Walking down Oxford Street, visiting the Mulberry Store (yes I got one for my birthday), and visiting Selfridges and Harrods you really see how the other half live.
Chanel bags, Jimmy Choo shoes, buying your food in Selfridge’s market place – people really live this way.
On our 2nd night we got to see the stars of the Alice in Wonderland film premiere in Leicester Square as our hotel was just set back from the main square itself. I watched the celebrities saunter down the blue carpet and saw the whole production go up and then be taken down again the next day.
On our last day we were lucky enough to see the Prime Minister leave 10 Downing Street and get a police escort literally just down the road – meaning that the police stopped all traffic for him to drive a 30 second journey.
Walking round Westminster, looking at all the buildings and all the offices with the men in suits walking around at pace, it really is a different world, a different way of living.
We visited Gordon Ramsey’s Maze Grill on Tuesday lunch and felt so out of place. We were in jeans and flat shoes sat amongst 20 + business men and women conducting business lunches.
We also spent a lot of time in Covent Garden wandering around, and just taking it all in.
It was a shame as the weather really wasn’t on our side. As both hubby and I love people watching, it was a lovely couple of days to watch the hustle and bustle of London.
The thing that came out of our trip was that I might like to think that I would want to be part of this glamorous lifestyle by drinking at these up market cocktail bars, but actually, it just isn’t us.
On Tuesday night I had been enjoying tapas and prosecco in Covent Garden, and within 24 hours, I was walking round tesco in leggings and with wet hair.
We enjoyed a lovely few days away being husband and wife, and will definitely not leave it as long for our next few days away.
Now it is back to being mummy and daddy and that is all I could want right now.
Busy Working Mummy XOXO