I can't remember the last time I visited the capital without having to run to a meeting or cover a show for work, but this weekend myself and The Man were treated to a hassle free, weekend off with a couple of lovely treats courtesy of Santander. We packed our bags and headed down to London with nothing but indulgence and fun on our to-do list!
First stop was lunch at Bocca Di Lupo in Soho, a last minute decision while we were on the train but one we're both very glad of. We have a the recipe book sitting in our kitchen but neither of us had eaten there before but we knew the food would be pretty amazing. The restaurant is relatively small, with just a few cosy tables in the back and the counter overlooking the kitchen available for diners. The menu is changed twice a day to fit in with seasonal produce and to ensure everything is as fresh as possible! My lunch was absolutely delicious, starting with a deep fried courgette flower stuffed with mozzarella and monkfish for my main. I could easily eat another courgette flower now, it was kind of life changing...
We then headed over to The Prince of Wales theatre to finally see The Book of Mormon, we've been meaning to watch it for ages so we were so looking forward to it! I'm not the biggest fan of musicals so I think it was a little lost on me, but it was pretty funny albeit a little predictable and the cast were incredible! I love going to the theatre but barely ever do anymore so it was such a treat!
After checking in at our lovely hotel, we wandered around the shops for a while but then decided a glass of wine before dinner might be preferable to bank holiday shopping madness! After a relaxing evening, we headed to Rules, the oldest restaurant in London.
This is another place we've been meaning to visit for a long time but just haven't got round to it, the food was absolutely divine and it felt very indulgent, the whole restaurant was full of antique art, magnums of champagne and red velvet. I chose rabbit to start and pork tenderloin for my main, both were amazing. The two meals we had this weekend are easily my favourite of the year so far!
One of my favourite things about Rules was the amazing solid silver biscuit holder that came with the cheese board, how incredible is it?
I am becoming more and more of a grown up every day (I'm 27 this year, scary!) so I'm taking an interest in how I can save money on every day things. If you're looking to switch in the future, I'd definitely recommend a look at Santander, they offer cashback on essential, every day things like electricity, water, phone bills, internet and more so you can be earning money as you save.
If you're interested in learning more, take a look at the Santander site here. Also, let me know if you're interested in me posting more about 'grown up' things like juggling work and blogging, saving money and growing up, I'm hoping to add in a little bit more lifestyle to the blog!
We were treated to The Book of Mormon and dinner at Rules by Santander but all opinions are my own.