Exploring Westminster With Friends

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Living in London is something I always knew would happen. This city that’s buzzing with life is where I can see myself living or living near for the rest of my life. Granted, it’s an expensive place to live but boy is it worth it. There’s ALWAYS something going on, despite the season and I don’t think anywhere in the UK quite compares. I suppose you’ll either love the city of London or hate it – it’s like marmite. So before we hopped on a plane to Paris, we had a lovely Sunday brunch with friends in Westminster. It’s a popular tourist spot, with plenty of history and architecture to take in. So if you’re looking for hotels in Westminster, you’ll find them aplenty.

Big BenRhys known as Hedge and Katie…well known as Katie, joined us for a spot of Sunday brunch/lunch at the Walkers of Whitehall who do a very attractive bottomless brunch deal.

Before arriving for brunch, we took a walk around the area of Westminster, having been round these parts many times before. There are plenty of tourists spots to visit if you’ve never been before and here are just a few we’ve been to before.

 

Big Ben

It’s one of the most famous landmarks in London and I believe it’s currently still under renovation. Big Ben is one big clock that sits as part of the UK’s parliament. It’s a great photo opportunity that me and Sam never get tired of seeing whenever we find ourselves in that part of the city.

 

Buckingham Palace

Everyone who goes, hopes they’ll spot the Queen waving from the window or see a member of the royal family. Although it’s unlikely you’ll come upon them, you can witness the changing of the guards which happens at 11am. It’s best to be there 45 minutes before hand to get a good spot as it gets pretty busy.

 

London Eye

Even though, in my opinion, the Shard’s views kind of win in terms of the view, the London Eye is an iconic spot to get a full viewpoint of the city’s skyline. You can normally find plenty of offers all year round to board this attraction and I highly recommend it if it’s your first time in the city.

London EyeThe Walkers of Whitehall is a beautiful, old-style pub just off from Trafalgar Square and after our walk around Westminster, it was duly deserved.

The food was scrumptious and the Bellini’s just kept on coming. Like a lot of London, there’s plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants around Westminster that are worth trying out. Here’s a few to tick off the list.

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Berry Bros & Rud

A 300 year-old wine emporium. If that isn’t enough to provoke intrigue then I don’t know what will. It’s a cute little shop selling all sorts of wine of all ages. It’s a great place to shop if you fancy yourself a wine connoisseur. 

 

Kona

Kona is a great spot for afternoon tea in a fine dining establishment. They have a selection of quirky menus if you’re partial to something a little different and it’s a great pitstop to rest your weary feet. My favourite is the Alice in Wonderland theme.

 

Paxton & Whitfield

If you love cheese, you’ll love Paxton & Whitfield. It’s a historic venue full of smelly cheeses that will delight your nostrils. If anyone wonders where I am around Christmas, they’ll probably find me here.

Smashed AvacadoFriendshipWe have a great day in Westminster and if you find yourself in the area, be sure to take advantage of it all it has to offer. Have you been before? Let me know in the comments below.

 

*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post. I was gifted the spending money by Hotels.com, but all views are my own.

Exploring Westminster

 

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