A Weekend Trip to London - Part 2
Eating and shopping in Oxford Street
If you can't remember what Part 1 was all about, here you can read it.
So after our non-breakfast morning (at LFWF) we went to OXFORD STREET for some shopping, but first food! This was at NANDO’S of course (after a long 15min of walk as lost tourists and asking random people where it was…). Our first time eating there, we don’t really had any expectations. We just wanted to eat good food! Sandra had a chicken hamburger with fries and drank fanta, Alice had pita chicken, drank water and I got a ¼ chicken with rice and drank coke. My portion was ok (my plate (or better, our plates) looked very empty ahhaha) – the chicken was AMAZING!!! The best chicken I’ve eaten in a restaurant I think, no joke! Argh now thinking about it, I want to go back only for the chicken – A good cooked CHICKEN IS LIFE!!! We had a nice time there, chatting about LFWF and in which shops we absolutely wanted to go to…. Cozy! After lunch we went shopping, yeaayyh!
First stop was The Body Shop. So we entered, been welcomed by nice ladies in black, explaining the 20 for 3 promotion; £20 for 3 products. We bought some creams for our friends and customized our packages. It was fun! I took the creams almond, strawberry and olive for my mum and sisters.
After that we went to Forever 21. I think we got out of the store for like 2 long hours later haahaha - that store is very interesting! But guess what, I only bought a t-shirt!! A nice mustard yellow t-shirt! I’m so picky I know but right now I’m sadly thinking about that gorgeous black skirt I didn’t buy hahah!
We also went to candy land aka American Candy, where the shopkeepers wanted to strike a pose with me ahahaha (see pictures). Anyway, I ended up buying myself a very needed charging adaptor and then we met up with Lorraine (@lorraine_kang). Lorraine, Alice and Sandra were friends since a young age but her move to England didn’t separate them. We met at the Topshop store, where a cool thing was going on: the mannequins in the decor were real and cat walking! We need such great ideas in BE, it was fun to watch! :)
We sat in a pub for an hour (charging my phone haha) and then we decide to go eat something. Hungry girls that didn’t really knew what they wanted to eat, stepped randomly into an Lebanese/Iraqi restaurant 'Al Dar' and got a nice table for four! We got served by a man that was doing everything to get Lorraines attention and number hahaha! We really had a nice time! A lot of hard laughs, good food, fun and good vibes! =D
That was our last night there.
The next day we also had to wake up very early to go to church, that was 2 hours way too far from the Airbnb (East Croydon). But we managed to arrive there! The service was nice and I was really happy to go to church somewhere in London and meet Reverend Ruth again.
In the overal, that weekend just didn’t go all perfect (struggling with the uncharged phone, Oyster transport card, Google Maps…) but I loved traveling to London! London is a very beautiful city, I was amazed by the beautiful clean train stops … I would like to go back and I will definitely do! Wondering which city I’ll be visiting next! :)
Beautiful Sandra that couldn't make a choice haha :)
My empty plate - 1/4 chicken with Rice. :)
Sandras plate - Chicken Hamburger with fries. :)
Alices plate - Pitta with fries. :)
The cool Topshop mannequins! =)
Our dessert at the Al Dar restaurant, can't remember the name of it but this was goooood!