Last week my family and I went to London for a few days for my sister's birthday. It was so nice to have a bit of a break from being hunched over the computer, typing up my final major project! The last few times I've visited London have been for blogging events or uni trips, so it was lovely to play tourist and spend some time shopping and sightseeing.
Obligatory shots of the flowers outside Liberty's. They smell amazing.
I stumbled across Camellia's Tea House - which was tucked away on Kingly Court, Carnaby Street - and fell in love. It's probably one of the prettiest cafe's I've ever visited. Yesterday I was reading reviews on TripAdvisor (procrastinating as usual) and I was surprised to see so many negative comments about this place, saying the staff are rude and aggressive and the wait for drinks is ridiculous. I have to say that the girls who served us couldn't have been more polite and our tea was brought to us asap. It was pretty quiet in there when we visited so I'm not sure, maybe we just caught them on a good day? Who knows!
I also FINALLY visited the Harry Potter Studios which was exciting, I was beginning to feel like the only person in the country who hadn't been! I definitely don't think you have to be a die hard fan to visit, as I've never really been too fussed about Harry Potter (I've only seen about half the films, oops) but I still found the tour interesting. Unfortunately it was really busy the day we went so the majority of pictures I took are filled with the backs of people's heads.
Overall we had a lovely couple of days and I'm especially happy we stumbled across that little tea house. I was planning on booking afternoon tea there for my birthday next month but apparently it's closing down in a few weeks. Such a shame - I hope they manage to find somewhere to relocate.
On that note, if anyone has any recommendations for afternoon tea I'm all ears! Let me know in the comments below x