Later on today, you’ll read all about my week as a whole, however I wanted to post specifically about my day in London too. This time last week, I was boarding my train in Newark North Gate, to take me down to London’s Kings Cross – where I would spend an unknown amount of time – getting my hair cut!
I started off the day, by dropping off the girls with my mum. Their dad was actually having them for a few days, but he wasn’t picking them up till 11am, so she offered to have them till then. I drove to Newark and parked my car, getting on a train at 10.18am. I was feeling a bit bummed out, so I buried my head in a book and that took up the majority of the journey.
When I arrived at Kings Cross Station, I immediately headed to Platform 9 3/4 shop. I was wanting to grab my bearings, look up on the map where I was going, check my oyster card etc. I headed into the store and picked up a few Christmas gifts. I also snapped a pic of the platform again. It’s sort of what I do!
After figuring out where I needed to go, I decided to head for Covent Garden first. I had plenty of time and I needed to pop into Build-a-Bear. While I was in Covent Garden I managed to pick up the Anna and Elsa Build-a-Bear costumes that the girls wanted and I also popped into the Disney Store there. I then went for a wander, wasting time before I needed to catch the tube again. As I was rounding the corner, on my way back to the station. I spotted a Five Guys burger joint. I had first eaten Five Guys when I went to New York and had told everyone I hoped to find one when visiting Florida next year. I couldn’t believe it when I found one in London. Of course, I had to eat there. I ordered a bacon cheese burger and it was amazing.
I headed back to the tube station, only to find it was closed as an entrance and was exit only. Instead I headed to Leicester Square and then it was an easy journey on the Northern Line, to Googe Street. From there it was just a short walk, to Saco where I was getting my hair cut.
Saco is a well known Hair Salon, specialising in Education. It was for that reason I was invited to have my hair cut, since the salon was training some Brazilian students. It was definitely an interesting experience but it took a LONG time. I arrived at the salon for 1.30pm and it was almost 6pm by the time I left. While I don’t have very good pictures (and I forgot to take an actual “before” picture), these show the change!
Though I wanted to head straight home, I also wanted to head to the big Disney Store. I headed for the tube and to Oxford Street, popping into the store. It was beautifully decorated and I spent much more time looking around than I expected to. However it didn’t have the one item I wanted, so I left empty handed!
After the Disney Store, I considered Primark but really I just wanted to go home. Instead I headed for home, stopping at a M&S to grab a salad and an apple juice. I arrived back at Kings Cross for about 7pm and then found there was a train within five minutes so had to run for it. I grabbed the train and headed home. My phone ran out half way so I just read until I got into Newark. When in the car, I charged my phone and headed back home. I was super tired but Chris loved my hair so that was really great.
That was my adventure to London! Interesting as always but a great escape from every day life!