My friend Lottie moved from Finland to London and to celebrate we spent a lovely weekend exploring central London. We chose to stay at the newly opened Victory House. It is located right on Leicester Square. From the moment I walked in it felt like the most relaxing place in the world.
Our room was bathed in sunlight,
My favourite flowers (orchids) were on display,
The mini bar was already included in the price and it was filled with healthy snacks!
With so much to do we dropped our bags and headed off to explore one of the most colourful areas in London.
I know! It sounds like an oxymoron but honestly if you go down the right streets you’ll discover Covent Garden is filled with bright art installations, pretty shop fronts and beautiful streets murals.
First stop was Covent Garden Piazza, this beautiful building is home to some amazing shops and restaurants as well as these beautiful spring inspired seats.
There were heart installations floating around…
We headed back to the hotel to have some Champagne in the room,
Before heading down to the restaurant; Petit Bistro for a lovely three-course meal.
We started with a delicious Chèvre Goats Cheese Salad,
Before moving onto a main of Risotto, and Steak
Finishing off with a cheese platter- we may have eaten it a little to quickly so I don’t have a photo but take my word it was the perfect way to end a delicious meal and an iconic London day.
We continued our food exploration of Victory House with the amazing breakfast buffet. On top of the buffet we also ordered from the hot menu. We wanted to try a little bit of everything so that is what we did.
After breakfast we went back up to the room where we had the perfect view of Leicester Square and we could hear the buskers underneath us.
Then we headed out for the rest of the day to continue exploring. We visited the beautiful Neals Yard. Even on a grey day this place lightens everything up.
We then stumbled upon this installation next to H&M just off the Main Street. This was such a fun piece of art, we pushed the letters together to make words and just as we finished a lady tried to steal our ‘M’ despite the fact there was another one she could use.
We headed back to the hotel to grab our bags and say good-bye to our temporary home