WHEN IN LONDON

A couple of weeks ago I travelled up to London for the day with a friend of mine. London is without a doubt one of my favourite places, I love the constant life, the busy streets, the endless shops, the beautiful museums, the varied gourmet restaurants and the temptation of opportunity which lies within London.

The first thing I did when I arrived was of course get the tube to Oxford St to go shopping, as soon as we got there I was like a kid in a candy shop. As each store had 3-4 floors there was plenty to browse through and keep me occupied, Selfridge's was a particular favourite of mine as we were able to see the new Chanel collection in the flesh and even try on a Tom Ford jacket or two. After spending what felt like half a day down Oxford St we took a taxi to Buckingham Palace to go sight seeing and be tourists for a while. From there we made our way to Big Ben, to the London Eye and had a chance to see some of the fantastic views the city has to offer.

We then stopped off at the Ivy Garden for lunch and a rest stop, after discussing what we should do next over a glass of prosecco we got on the tube to Kensington to pay a visit to the Victoria and Albert museum. I was particularly interested to see the fashion collection they have there (surprise, surprise!). It was fascinating to see up close the gowns, dresses, accessories, evening wear and post-war couture that had spanned through five centuries. They also had some well preserved pieces from designers such as Christian Dior, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano and many others which made the experience even better for us. The entire museum was absolutely amazing to look around, it was filled with a depth of history and knowledge from religion to architecture.

Afterwards we retraced our steps back to Kings Cross for the journey home, not before stopping at Oxford St once again to make a few more guilty purchases. I was not ready to leave London but it has made me more than ever excited for the day I will be living there and be pursuing my future career in the fashion industry, until next time London....