We are finally home after a few days away, when we went to London last week! If you follow my blog and Instagram stories you probably already know I had the opportunity to attend Amara Home Refresh Event (more about it on a separate post) and also the book launch of Kate’s amazing new book called Mad About the House! As we were in London, we took this opportunity to explore London for a bit too!
We took the morning flight from the Isle of Man on Wednesday and after a brief train journey arrived at our destination. We stayed central, in a hotel near King’s Cross Station as it was convenient for the book launch and the Amara event the following day. I won’t name the hotel as probably the only best thing about it was the location! I must say we were on a budget and as we went exploring most of the day, we didn’t really spend much time in the room anyway..
**this post contains affiliate links**
As we arrived in King’s Cross station we found the “Platform 9 3/4”. There was a massive queue of people getting their photos taken, but at £9.50 per photo we decided to skip that one..
The shop was pretty cool to walk around, so if you are a Harry Potter fan then this is definitely worth visiting..
Once we dropped our bags off at the hotel, we headed to St. Paul’s Cathedral. I am normally quite anxious about crowds and travelling on tube, but once we got to the grips with the underground, we were fine!
Just a few stops later we arrived and it was stunning!! The weather was glorious too so we walked around the area for a while.
After a quick ride on the tube, we arrived on Oxford Street and walked around the shops. I didn’t want to spend too long in the shops as we were getting tired by this stage, so ended up heading back to the hotel and getting ready for the evening.
The book launch was held at the Anthropologie on Regent Street! It was lovely listening to Kate and the way she spoke about the book.
As I was sipping on the bubbly I could not help but relate to most of her stories.. If you have read her book and Pinterest section does not relate to you something is not quite right! Ha ha
After a brief chat with Kate, a photo opportunity and signing of my book, Shaun and I headed back to the hotel to catch some zzz. I had a busy morning ahead at the Amara Home Refresh event…