First stop was Selfridges food hall. I love Selfridges food hall there is so much there and many different products that you would not find in your standard supermarket.
My favourite was the bakery counters, Lola's had a counter in the food hall and also Selfridges had their own counter. We bought a selection of 'Cronuts' from here. I have never tried a Cronut and was excited to try this new craze. For those who do not know what a Cronut is, its a mixture of a croissant and a doughnut and has been brought over from America - of course!! ;)
We then headed to Covent Garden and Soho, we had a nosy in Hummingbird Bakery. We wanted to stay for a cupcake and a drink but there was no seating free. Instead we went next door to L'Eto Caffe. I have always wondered past L'Eto and looked at their cakes but never been in. I think that inside was a bit of a let down and nothing special. However the lemon meringue pie that I had was quite nice, but nothing special!
In the evening we went up The Shard. We had booked tickets in advance so despite the rain had to go up. The view at 8pm was not great, we could hardly see anything as the rain was covering the view and there was a lot of mist. We had chosen to go up at 8pm as sunset was meant to be at 8.59. However with the awful weather did not see the sunset, which is very upsetting!
When the lights came on after sunset the view improved slightly, however I would love to be able to go back up when the sun is shining and I can actually see the beautiful sights and landmarks on London! I personally think they should offer half price return tickets or something when you go up in bad weather, as I feel it was a waste of £50.
However my highlight of the trip up The Shard was the lift. You woosh from floor 1-33 in literally seconds. Then from floor 33 to 68 just as quick. I was very impressed with the speed, and hate to admit this may have been the best part of the experience- which is a shame!
Here are a couple of pics from the day!
|View From the Shard|
|Candy Kittens - Selfridges|
|The View from The Shard|
|The View from the Shard|
|Selfie with Tower Bridge!!|