A weekend in London

As some of you know, my mum works away ALOT. She is a maternity nurse, so goes into other people's homes to look after newborns. She helps to get them into routines, and teaches parents skills that they need, like breastfeeding or sleeping routines. This can mean she is away for up to 3 months, so when she is around between jobs we always try to make an effort to go on an adventure. This time it was LONDON.

We stayed in a hotel called K West in Shepherds Bush, just around the corner from the amazing Westfields. The room was comfortable and stylish with the biggest mirror I've ever seen and separate desk area; it came with an iPad and a phone that you could use out of the room as well. 

Downstairs was a library decorated with multicoloured light bulbs, books and bean bags on the floor. With a Mac suite and a busy bar, the whole hotel was amazing.

We spent the evening in the downstairs with cocktails and snacks, then headed to bed for a day of shopping and exploring. We headed to Le Pain Quotidien for breakfast; mum went for a petit dejeuner (a selection of bread and pastries), and I went for avocado on toast with scrambled egg and seeds. I would have liked a bit more avocado on the toast, but that's just me. 

We decided to head to Box Park in Shoreditch on the recommendation of fellow blogger FoodandBaker. It was amazing, full of not only different places to eat and drink but also independent shops, salons and entertainment (you are able to rent a unit for a month upwards so there was some really unique stuff around). The highlight for me was definitely the ball pit and this amazing hand wallpaper that we found in a small nail salon. 

We decided to end our visit to Box Park with something sweet; and what better than an ice cream from Soft Serve society. With an amazing selection of sundaes, toppings and freakshakes mum and I opted for the charcoal coconut ice cream cone. They were amazing, a perfectly smooth texture ice cream with the creaminess of coconut and the extra addition of charcoal taste and of course colour!

I can't wait to head back to Box Park soon to try out some of the other amazing foods! Do you have any recommendations of where to go when I am there, or other good places to eat in London?
Let me know @brightonbb

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