12.19.2011

Back from Londontown!




My boyfriend and I took a weekend trip to London the 1st of December to check out the city and hang out with his best friend; it was amazing! The city of London has an old antique feel, but at the same time still reminded me of DC. 



And as soon as I stepped off the Express Train at Paddington Station, I immediately felt like I was traveling to Hogwarts! LOL! 



We met up with TB's best friend and got a tour of the Spotify London office, which was really cool! There were Macbook's everywhere as well as very inspirational quotes on the walls from influential artists. I also got to catch a Ping Pong match being held in the break room [oh the joy of working at a startup]! 




The food and drinks in London were so delicious!! We were on a mission to get the known "London Dish" of Fish n' Chips, at least up until the 2nd day. Then, we had a cab ride with an Englishman that informed us that "nobody eats Fish n' Chips, its more like Fish n' Curry", and after trying both I definitely see why! Fish n' Curry is really, really good & a combination I don't think I would have ever thought to try; which is probably why I ordered Fish n' Onion Rings… 



I didn't do as much drinking as the guys, but when I did have a drink in the Pup, I went with Cider. This particular Winder Cider made by a Sweden company and flavored with Apple-Cinnamon & Vanilla was my favorite! 



We also had Tapas at the Wacha restaurant and every piece of food they brought to the table was eaten in seconds! And their margarita was probably the best one I've ever had in my entire life! mmMmm! 



Dinner was also just as exquisite. One night, we had Chicken Paillard and a zesty salad from Automat. 




While we were there, we didn't get a chance to visit too many "tourist" spots, but we did have some great experiences! By far my most memorable experience was in the Ice Bar.



We also got a chance to hang out at the Music Hack Day, which basically was 30+ Developers locked in a Conference Hall for 24 hours trying to buildmusic apps using APIs for companies like Spotify, Echonest, and Last.fm. TB learned how to do a little coding as well; that warmed my heart! 




The rest of the time was spent out on the town. Hoping from Pups, checking out different lounges, and enjoying the city around us! I was also really excited that I got to wear my new Wedges and the Cowl that I made right before the trip! 




It was really nice spending the first weekend in December in London and I definitely want to go back in the near future! Check out the rest of the pictures from the trip [HERE].


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