4 things you need to do for the ultimate girlie weekend in London!
You’ve got your girls, now you need a full day lined up of activities. Every girl group loves a day full of pampering, girlie chat and delicious cheat food, all in between sips of champers. Well, you’ll have to bring the champagne, but we’ve got everything else covered. Next girlie weekend: sorted.
1. Stroll over to Broadway Market with an empty belly.
Take the Overground to Hackney Central station. Walk past Oslo (have faint memories of making new friends in the outdoor section that looks nothing like it did the other night), by City Hall (*awwww* at the weddings) and through London Fields (Hipster Dad Alert: be on the lookout). By the time you reach the market you and the girls will probably be ferociously hungry. Well, grab a slice of much deserved avocado on toast and freshly pressed apple juice from Climpson and Sons. Be sure to have on of the girls stand guard outside so you can get a seat on the benches. The BEST people watching.
2. Give your toes a little treat with a first class (Honalulu Hopper) pedicure.
You’re stuffed and ready to roll on to the next girlie date. Every girl’s toes need a little bit of tender love and care. MW Nails in Old Spitalfield’s market will give your feeties the first class treatment. And, with the right Instagram croppage, may fool your friends into thinking you’re on the most fabulous jet. Just tell your girls to keep a little secret. 😉
3. Pick up some peonies.
Food – check. Pampering pedicure – check. Peonies? On your way to grab them! Flowers freshen up your home and can make any girl feel special – even if you treat yourself to them. Colombia Road has peonies for the best price – especially if you head there for 5PM when all of the flower sellers are looking to give their flowers to a good home (or get rid of them…). Only catch is, you have to go there on a Sunday. Broadway market has some lovely flowers, but they are a bit more expensive and only there on a Saturday.
4. Hit up a photo booth.
Final stop! Scrounge together your change (4 GBP exactly) and squish you and all of your girls into a photo booth. Everything is Instagrammed these days, but the old school photo booths are still the best. Just think, 50 years down the line you can still find one laying around in your old wallets.
Best snap results? Check out the photo booth at Pizza East – downstairs by the bathroom. It’s a little small to fit everyone in, but the pictures published have a vintage feel. Fancy a little something with more swag? The Ace Hotel is your photo booth my friend. Warning: It can get a little bit obsessive, we’ve spend over 20 quid in one of these! Just make sure you don’t have too much more than 4 GBP in coins…it will go quickly. The ones below were taken at The Ace Hotel.
-& what x