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Travelling from York to London for the Weekend

Travelling from York to London for the Weekend

I love a weekend in London. In my twenties I worked in London for a few months, and though I would never move away from Yorkshire, I do love to visit London regularly, as there is so much to do there!

As York is on the East Coast Mainline, it is so quick on the train (under two hours). It’s easy to book tickets via OMIO and before you know it, you are alighting at King’s Cross Station, home of Platform 9 and three quarters!  With an app you can keep an eye on your train to see if it is on time or running late.  Why do mine always run late?

My favourite thing to do in London is to stay in a lovely and luxurious hotel, preferably in the West End as I do love a show. If I can walk to the theatre from my hotel, then all the better!  We recently stayed at St James’ Court, a Taj Hotel, which was very close to where Wicked the Musical was playing.

Taj, 51 Buckingham Gate, London

On my next trip, I am planning to try a spa day, followed by a meal in The Gherkin for the wonderful views of the city. I would also like to try The Shard too. Another great one to try would be The Sky Garden in The Walkie Talkie as it is free!

There are some amazing restaurants to try in London. On one of my recent trips I tried a Korean restaurant called Koba where they cooked the food in front of you on a little individual barbecue incorporated into your table. It was both entertaining and delicious.

I also love the lure of Oxford Street with its high street shops and big department stores. Harrods, Fortnum and Mason and Liberty are worth a journey to.  On an afternoon when I am tired from shopping, I find nothing better than a decadent afternoon tea, like this Alice in Wonderland one!

Kids afternoon tea London

So, if you are thinking of a weekend away in London, go for it!

Yorkshire Wonders



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