When I met my friend Joanna in London, I knew the Victoria & Albert Museum would be the perfect day adventure for the two of us. I think there are 6 or 7 floors and we only managed to get through 2 of them! They had a special exhibition (you had to pay for it, the rest of the museum is free) on famous wedding dresses and wedding dresses through the ages. Unfortunately, they didn’t have Kate Middleton’s dress but they had the dress from Gwen Stefani’s wedding, Kate Moss’s wedding, etc. They also had a ton of footage of all the royal weddings of the 20th century. It was a really awesome exhibition and I would highly recommend it. Call to book tickets in advance! Also, the courtyard of the Victoria & Albert Museum is perfect for family picnics or bringing small children to run around. Joanna and I could have easily stayed there a few more hours.
After the Victoria & Albert Museum, Joanna took me to Harrods and Harvey Nichols, which was less than a kilometer away from the museum. Once again, I’m the worse and have never been to Harrods. I know, pretty much a sin for this shopaholic! Wow wow wow, what have I been missing? Harrods wasn’t just a store…it was a piece of art! We only quickly ran into Harvey Nichols to get bubble tea on the top floor.
Afterwords, I dragged Joanna to Dirty Martini in Covent Garden. I can’t stop raving about this place. A friend introduced me to it when I was living in London and I became obsessed. They have the best happy hour (4 pound cocktails!), the best location (Covent Garden), and the best atmosphere (tucked underground with a really modern vibe). I’ve never found a chocolate martini I like more than the one from Dirty Martini. Seriously, I could drink them out of a water bottle all day. The chocolate martini has the right combination of liquid chocolate (it is like melted chocolate) and vodka. Perfection. Plus, their fruit cocktails are so delicious on a hot day. So so good!