Our capital city is actually a place to be very proud of. Despite swarming with Chinese tourists, being a warzone as soon as the clock hits 5pm on a weekday and having a distinct whiff about the place, it is home to some absolute gems. Shoreditch high street, quirky Dalston, Big Ben, posh Notting Hill, not to mention the big Palace where the Queen rests her head. Aside from shopper's haven Oxford Street and hotspot Covent Garden, the city is steeped in history and is something us Brits should really embrace. Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament, the Tate Modern and HMS Belfast on the River Thames, even the iconic red buses are all vital parts that make up the wonder of London town. After my bout of Colchester life, the dream is to move to the big city and take residence in a small dingy flat, going out on school nights and living the high life.
So last Thursday, me and mumsy decided to take an impromptu day off and add another chapter to our exploring London series. Having already ticked Covent Garden, Green Park, Leicester Square, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus and Hyde Park off our list, we decided to head for the Embankment and Tower Bridge. The weather was kind to us and we spent the day gawping at the Olympic Rings hanging over the Thames, having a drink by the Tate, wondering along the South Bank and dining in Pizza Express (using a voucher obvs). All in all it was a lovely day.