Postcards from London | Part 2

How do you follow up one of the most amazing Saturdays of your life?

It’s not easy. After a long day of London sightseeing and experiences, Sunday morning was deliciously lazy. We started off with a nice lie-in where we watched the Commonwealth Games on TV and slowly started the day. At about 10:30, we headed down to the Mayfair Kitchen for a full English breakfast.

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The May Fair Hotel has a buffet style set-up, and who can resist indulging in that attractive option? (Hint: not me.) An hour later, a post-breakfast walk was necessary. The perks of staying in Mayfair are many, but the best one in my opinion is being so close to the Queen. It only took fifteen minutes through the lovely Green Park to make it to Buckingham Palace.

2014-07-27 11.50.36 2014-07-27 11.52.14 As you can see, we weren’t the only ones to have this brilliant idea. After a little photo shoot by the gates, we had the pleasure of watching the changing of the guards, with a bonus musical snack from the military band. To get the best spot, I recommend arriving between 10 and 10:30. 2014-07-27 11.53.30-1 2014-07-27 12.10.11 After this cultural experience, we walked to South Molton Street for a little shopping (You can catch a glimpse of my treasures on Instagram!), and then off to lunch at Hush with the lovely Susie and Jamie. We always have such a laugh together, and this outing was no exception. 2014-07-27 16.18.07 2014-07-27 16.17.38 2014-07-27 15.58.06 From their green arched entrance to their bright patio set-up, Hush quickly introduces itself as a modern, chic eatery and cocktail bar. The interior’s plush booths and spacious tables add a intimate yet relaxed dimension to the restaurant. The upstairs is a bit more posh. The subtle pop art lounge has several chairs and couches for a great night out with the girls or the lads, complete with a cocktail bar area. If you’re in the mood for high tea, there’s a darling tea room as well.
2014-07-27 15.57.56 2014-07-27 15.57.20 2014-07-27 15.56.53 2014-07-27 15.57.06 2014-07-27 15.56.30 2014-07-27 15.56.22 2014-07-27 15.56.11 2014-07-27 15.56.08 2014-07-27 15.55.27 2014-07-27 15.55.19 2014-07-27 14.41.40 Our mains were all very good (chicken, seafood, and a hamburger), although the standouts were the amazing Bellinis. I recommend the peach; it was delish. You can do a Bellini menu, where you get all you can drink bellinis (yes, please!) and a three course lunch for £40. I sadly didn’t indulge in this menu, but next time I’ll make sure to come with a big appetite. Also noteworthy was the crisp white wine from Languedoc – exceptionally good.2014-07-27 15.30.21 2014-07-27 15.30.33

A whirlwind 48 hours in London – and I always leave wanting more. A la prochaine, Londres,

PatriciaParisienne xx

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Buckingham Palace

London SW1A 1AA

Hush

No. 8 Lancashire Court, Brook St, London W1S 1EY

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