Some of my friends (hi there, Sue <3) are actually going there soon. Maybe this post will be helpful.
Travel, Accomodation and Price♥
We took the Bus from Aberdeen and the journey was around 12 hours. Such a pain!
But can't complain for the price. Actually, you won't believe me but the whole trip (excluding my excessive shopping at LV and so on) was 70 pound. That's 2 nights at the hostel, the bus with return, snacks on the bus (lots), 1 lovely dinner and one massive breakfast. The university gave us a lot of money because we are the Fashion Society :>
So I can't really tell how much the hostel was but I believe it was very cheap. We stayed at the Phoenix Hostel near Marlybone (5 minute walk to the tube station, then like 5 minutes to town). It was really close to the city center, but the beds kinda looked like prison beds and we had a 14 bedroom. That was rather awful but we only slept there. I believe a fancy hotel in London is unnecessary as you won't spend the day in it, right? ~
still next time my choice will be California Hotel near Kings Cross again. That's where my German cuties will stay.
The room got so messy~
Breakfast was 1.50 at the Hostel. You could eat as much as you wanted, but they only had: Toast, cheese, jam, some cereals, cheap yoghurt and fruit. Hm. Not my favourite.
Also we put our make up near the reception as with 14 girls there is too much fighting with mirrors. ;D
Food and going out ♥
Unless you don't want to spend a fortune, eating nice food can be tricky in London.
I recommend going to China town (get off Leicester Square and then follow the signs---- or as Emilia and I did it: Follow good looking Asian people XDD)
and look for the nice Dim Sum places (love Dim Sum), buy a Bun (1.30 pound), Okonomiyaki (♥) or, even better, go to the buffets.
We payed around 6-7 pound each time and it was okay for what you got. They even had prawns, all sorts of meat and the Sushi was quite nice ♪
A friend told me about a place where you can have soup, ramen, desert and a Bento box for 10 pound. That's also a good deal :) I can't remember the name though.
Pizza Hut is another good place. The reason why I put it here is because they have free salad when you go. You can have as much salad as you like (including couscous and pasta salad) ♪ Totally good if you try to stay kinda healthy in London. The one we went to was near Primark.
Also all restaurants in London do free Tab water in case you didn't know. In my hometown (Germany) it is very unusual to ask for it, but here it is perfectly normal so you don't need to waste money on drinks.
Pizza ♪ very fluffy and tasty!
Otherwise, stay away from Mc Donalds. You'll get hungry again soon and it just isn't worth it. The McDonalds in London is even more expensive than the one in Aberdeen. Pfff ~
Camden is great for food, especially dinner ♥
We went to the Camden Locksidelounge which was truly great!
It's located at the West Yard, but maybe google map it before you go.
The place is soo nice :) It is in an old factory building near the waterfront. Really camden I'd say ♥ People & staff were relaxed but still dressed nicely, I'm sorry that I did not take any pictures.
I never do when I go out for drinks ~
should totally change that.
The only one is this here stolen from facebook :p
♥Fashion Society cuties♥
Dinners vary from 8-15 pound but the portions are huge. Thanks to our university, we could sooo much food and we didn't manage to eat all of it.
Apple Crumble- my favourite British desert. Topped with Vanilla Ice Cream.
Drinks are reasonable, too. Strawberry/Lemon Cider is nice ~
I still remember a conversation with a friend:
I asked her "y'know, this strawberry drink is so nice. Do you think one can drink it more often?"
"what do you mean?"
"Like, having a strawberry cider every day after uni?"
I don't like alcohol (the taste) but this stuff tastes like, well strawberrys. Obivously.
After eating, you can go to the dancing area :) They have different music every night so maybe check online before you go. We had some kind of a r&b/pop mix I believe. I liked it ♪
There are also many clubs in Camden. Also, there is this place Amy Whinehouse used to go to (The Hawley Arms) and on the toilets it says "Amy we love you" and stuff like that. Maybe worth checking out if you are a fan.
Now a little bit of random stuff ♪
I am still super happy that we found a shop were they sold all the freakin amazing japanese cosmetic! Dolly Wink, Jill Stuart, Anna Sui...you name it, they got it.
For me it was the first time to see these things in a store.♥
I can't describe where to find it though :( Just browse China town.
This is their webside and they ship to the UK for free ♥
Their products are a little expensive but I might give it a shot soon.
The fact that Jill Stuart's Eyeshadow Palette was like 50 pound made me almost cry.
Korean stationary ~
This is a Love Album and the pages had things written like "my favourite moment with you" and "A date to remember" where you can put pictures underneath. I didn't buy it because of the price :<
Gotta catch 'em all!
I'd take the cap on the left ♥
My nails :) It was my first time wearing fake nails and I liked it, but they came off really badly because I didn't put them in nailpolish remover for long enough. Primark quality uh-huh
Oh and if you are wondering ~
yes I hate coke, but they used Emilia and me (also others!) for a coke advertisement at the LSF and put the picture on facebook.
Can't say no to that right?
Unlimited diet coke was for free too pff. (why you no have orange juice for free?!)
More about the LSF and freebies later ♥
I'm just saying Elizabeth Arden, Benefit...♪lalala.♪
No clue who that guy is, but he is a model ^-^ I don't know the name of any male model in the world :o So if anyone knows him...tell me.
I have a bit of a belly here but please tell me that I am getting better at posing on pictures?! XD
Bye the way, notice how tall Emilia is, too? I'm 1.75m and she might be even taller than that. So jalous! I could really use those 2-3 centimeters.
Thanks for reading ♪
Hopefully this post was not boring or anything~
Lots of love ♥
Ps: This is my hair completely undone as we were in such a rush that morning. I am still sad that I did not do a nice hairdo on that particular day (when the diet coke photo was taken) but I guess it was "okay".