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30 October 2013

119: There’s no need to show me round baby, I feel like I've been here before

My Instagram snaps revolved around Arctic Monkeys and food. Says a lot about me!
Saturday the boy and I took a trip to London (and stayed overnight in Battersea - booked through airbnb, in case anyone was interested in knowing!) to see Arctic Monkeys at Earls Court. We made a day of it, what with the journey being 3 hours from Notts, and had a really lovely time (despite the random British weather!). I've popped the photos up in little sections, just to break them up, but won't be saying much because a) once I start I'll never stop and b) sometimes pictures speak louder than words!


London never seizes to amaze me with everything it has to offer, beautiful-buildings-wise. You can't go a few steps without being marvelled by the vast variety of stunning architecture. 

Here's a few of said marvels that took my fancy:

Dicken's London

King's College London
The Royal Courts of Justice
St Clement Danes

Somerset House
Trafalgar Square
Covent Garden (always an obligatory stop!)
St Paul's Cathedral
The Shard (and a fancy lamp!) from the Thames Riverwalk
No trip would be complete without some sort of bridge photo! Here be Tower Bridge!

Blogger Haunts
I spied a couple of blogger-institutions along my travels. Although I managed to feast my eyes upon them, I'm sad to say no actual belly-feasting arose (apart from in Hummingbird Bakery!).

Inside Covent Garden, mentioned by many!
Byron Burger, of which I know Miss Liv Purvis is a fan!
Hummingbird Bakery, Soho, where a slice of this Rainbow Cake will cost you around £5.50 :O

We didn't stop but I, of course, had to get a snap!
A blurry shot of the ever-impressive Liberty façade
Arctic Monkeys

Saturday was my 4th time seeing the group and the boy's 8th (jeeees) and they were just as fantastic as they've ever been (apart from a couple of little hiccough's thanks to unfortunate crowd squishing!). They played my AM album fave, One For The Road, and a couple of other major loves (Mardy Bum, R U Mine) all of which made for an extra-special night.

Oh, and I spotted a certain Rebecca Cohen in the flesh at the train station after. I fangirled from afar.

We headed straight for the floor at the back where we stayed until AM started doing their thing


Never having visited the area before, we decided to make the most of the extra hour in the day and were up, out and at Battersea Park by 9:30. It really is a lovely place and I enjoyed getting the chance to have a proper look at it on Sunday morning. I'll certainly do my best to visit again when I'm next in London.

Where we stayed for the night
The boy heading up the street
Inside Battersea Park (and blessed with the best kind of autumnal weather!)

London, it's always a pleasure!


  1. I'm so so Jealous that you got to see Arctic Monkeys! From the photos it looks like great fun!
    Glad you had a lovely little trip, it looks brilliant! :)

    Also, I must say that you are a brilliant photo taker! These snaps are so good! :)

    Charlotte xx

  2. Ah, such lovely photos. Must convince the other half that a trip to London is on the cards! :)

  3. oh my goodness!! What stunning photos!! This looks like it was an absolutely magical trip!! I always love seeing the adventures you go on Tori!!

  4. Such a wonderful post, and I'm agreeing with Chelsea - must convince other half London is the place to be! We've never visited London together, but it was where we first met many years ago at a week long gig thingy. You've captured so many stunning sides of London, the architecture is so beautiful. I bet you are (like me) one of those people who will be walking with other people and they'll perhaps realise that you're back there somewhere because you've stopped to take many photos of fab surroundings :) Battersea Park looks gorgeous covered in the Autumn leaves. I can't believe you've seen Arctic Monkeys so many times - and as for your boy!! - it looks amazing! I've never seen them, but I always say I'd love to xxx

  5. Lovely photographs. Battersea Park looks just amazing :)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  6. This looks like such a magical trip, I'm so happy you had fun; you deserve it!

    We live right near Battersea so if you're ever in the area again, let us know and we can take you out for tea and cakes.


  7. Such a great post ttori I live in London but often take it for granted. You've captured the magic again for me, so thank you x


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