Showing posts with label London. Show all posts
Showing posts with label London. Show all posts


Godiva Gold Icons

No one does chocolate better than Godiva! I love picking up a cone of strawberries from their Regent Street store on my shopping trips. Godiva has recently launched a brand new collection called 'Gold Icons', consisting of a range of unique and exotic flavour luxury chocolates. 


Clinique PopStop!

Today, Clinique have launched 'PopStop!'- a glamorous pop up shop in Piccadilly Circus Station where commuters will be able to touch up their make-up on the go and also purchase some Clinique favourites. 

I've seen my fair share of beauty pop ups but this one is by far the most exciting to me, especially since I'm a big fan of Clinique. 


Haagen-Dazs Cafe, Leicester Square: Review

Located in the heart of Central London's Leceister Square, the Haagen-Dazs Cafe (also known as the Haagen-Dazs Restaurant and the Haagen-Dazs shop) is definitely the best place to be when you're feeling the blues or are in need of some serious treating to those sweet taste buds! 

The actual cafe is of contemporary style with lovely seating areas, reminding me of a luxury American diner, but more spacious. The best aspect about eating here- except the desserts- is the friendliness of the staff; as soon as you step foot into the restaurant, you're welcomed with enthusiasm and when seated, you're offered a small complimentary sample of their latest ice-cream flavour by your waiter/waitress, who personally introduces themselves to you. 
Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Belgian Waffle - £7.60
Then you're given the menu, and it's not just any menu- it's in the form of an actual hardback book with so many desserts and combinations to choose them! With a huge variety of desserts served, from Chocolate Belgian Waffles, Crepes, Melt-in-the-middle pudding, all served with ice-cream and sometimes fruit- you're certainly spoilt for choice. Desserts usually come with scoops of specific flavoured Haagen Dazs ice-cream, but the staff are more than happy to swap them if you want. 

Prices seem very expensive at first glance of the menu but it will definitely seem slightly more reasonable when you see that the dessert delivered to you is so immaculately presented (just like on the menu!) and you tuck in to deliciousness! The 'Haagen-Dazs' chocolate piece is a brilliant finishing touch, which is offered on most desserts! However, I wouldn't advise this place for an not-so-expensive dessert. Cheerful yes, cheap- not so much. 
Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Crepe
I recommend you also purchase a drink (they do quite a few cocktails) along with your dessert because you will be thirsty after eating the dessert, but if you don't want to spend any money they offer tap water too. 
Haagen-Dazs Melt in the Middle Chocolate Pudding
The Haagen-Dazs Cafe/Restaurant is the perfect place to go if you crave sweetness or just want to go somewhere with your family or friends for drinks, dessert and a laugh! What I've done in the past, is eat dinner somewhere around Leicester Square, skip dessert at the place where I'm eating and make a quick getaway to Haagen-Dazs just for dessert! 

Service: ★★ 
Quality and presentation of food: ★ 

14 Leicester Square
Greater London

Nearest Tube stations: Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus.


Madame Tussauds London review

A couple of weeks ago, I popped down to Madame Tussauds in Baker Street to experience one of London's very popular tourist attractions. Visiting Madame Tussauds is considered as one of the top things to do in London.
Here's the thing; yes- you still have to queue to get into Madame Tussauds even if you have a VIP ticket. But the queue goes down so much faster (approx. 15 mins) compared to if you didn't have a
VIP ticket (the queue of which can last up to 3 hours!).


M&M World London!

Last week, I visited M&Ms World in Leicester Square. I've been seeing photos of this place all over Instagram and Twitter so I had to go and check it out myself! Most people make the mistake in thinking that M&M World is a place where you'll have enough things to do to spend the whole day there. This isn't really the case as M&M World is an attraction whilst your in and around Central London and wish to pop in for a bit.

M&M World is essentially a place where you can purchase merchandise endorsed by M&Ms. For example, T-shirts, mugs, lunch packs, toys, sweets, stationary, and even candy dispensers. However, it is also a great place for photo opportunities. M&M World features a life-size London red bus that makes really cool memories if you take a photo of yourself next to it, or even on it. 


Largest photograph of the Royal Family

Here is an image of the largest ever photograph of the Royal Family that exists, and is placed above the Thames near Blackfriar's Bridge. I took this image whilst on a Thames Cruise. 

The photo was displayed in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this year, and measures 330ft by 230ft! 

Going on a Thames Cruise or river boat ride will guarantee you an amazing view of this photo! 


Ghost the Musical: Review

Ghost the Musical isn't a show that lives up to its scary connotations and pre-conceptions, and the question to ask is, is that a good thing? The answer to this is yes- in fact, I would highly recommend the musical for you to pop onto your top ten films/shows to watch before you die list. The musical is currently showing at the Piccadilly Theatre in the heart of London.

The show tells the story of a ghost's (played by Mark Evans) attempts to communicate with his girlfriend (Siobhan Dillon) in danger via a dodgy, yet hilarious spiritual psychic in New York.

As I sat in the front row of the Royal Circle, my mind was encapsulated by the musical's stunning visual effects- one excellent example being the conveyance of the tensions between Sam and another aggressive ghost on an NY Subway train with great lighting effects to create a moving train of which the ghosts as well as other passengers were inside whilst arguing, giving audiences the idea that they were watching through the Subway tunnels given the fact that the stage was dark in terms of lighting, keeping all central focus on the train. Another somewhat hilarious example of another visually appealing effect was when the bad guys are 'sucked' to 'hell' with the inclusion of dramatic music, red 'fires', cackles, and a good use of stunt cables.