Sunday is always my favourite day of the week for exploring London. There’s an abundance of things to do and places to see, plus it’s often a little quieter than on a Saturday. My Sunday cost just £30 for three wonderful little meals and some eye-opening sights along the way.

There’s nowhere better to admire the beautiful architecture that London has to offer other than the borough of Kensington & Chelsea. The Boltons and Launceston Place are just a few of my favourite areas for walkabouts in London.

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Lexham Gardens

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Launceston Place

A late breakfast happened at Sweet Things in Notting Hill. I walked from Kensington and it was around a 45 minute walk. The onion marmalade & cheese toastie (£4.85) was perfect for an indulgent Sunday breakfast. You can choose your own fillings and mix & match.

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Next, I got the Piccadilly line down to Leicester Square and walked to Covent Garden. Neal’s Yard is a beautiful little hideaway full of colour and cafes.

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After this I stopped for lunch at Wildwood Cafe, minutes away from Neal’s Yard. Sundays are never very healthy days in my opinion so if a roast isn’t on the cards…something else equally as naughty probably will be!

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The cheesiest Americana for under £10

After this I walked on up to the British Museum. Like many of the museums in London it’s free, so instead of splashing the cash on the Cinema or even vegging out in front of the TV like any other day, why not experience some cultural history at no expense to your wallet.

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The British Museum offer scones (£8.50) and an lovely selection of cakes…in my opinion there is no better day of the week for scones and prosecco (£7.50). After all of this, I caught the tube home and curled up on the sofa with a glass of Malbec…Perfect!

I hope you all had a lovely Sunday! Comment on what you guys got up to 🙂

This is one for a special occasion.

Afternoon tea is an old age tradition in England, yet it’s often seen as more fitting for the older generation. If you’re looking for something to do for a celebration or a special occasion, and cakes and tea are your thing, why not try afternoon tea at Lang (part of the Shangri-La Hotel) followed by drinks with a view at Aqua, both located in The Shard.

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Afternoon tea for one at Lang £30

Lang describes itself as an “artisan deli” and it’s accessible by London Bridge. Lang offers an oriental feel that fits in with the rest of the Shangri-La’s theme. It’s located on the ground floor of The Shard in the Shangri-La Hotel, as I was saving my experience of the sublime views over London for the drinks part of my afternoon. However, if you want your afternoon tea with a view then there are other restaurant’s in The Shard that offer this; Ting (£49 for one), Aqua (£42 for one) and Gong (£54 for one), making Lang the most affordable, at £30 for one.

The waiter who served us was honest enough to tell us that afternoon tea for one would definitely be enough to share between two (we had already had lunch), we were also offered a complimentary pastry or cake from the beautiful patisserie selection as you walk in.

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Rich hot chocolate, not complimentary with the afternoon tea but well worth getting

We were served a tantalising mix of treats – for instance, who knew earl grey scones existed? Or that apricot jam with afternoon tea was so good?

Here is a link to the current afternoon tea menu at Lang http://www.lang-shangri-la.com/afternoon-tea/

After satisfying our cake cravings we headed up to Aqua Shard on the 31st floor, notorious for its wonderful views.

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The view from Aqua

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The view from Aqua

The photos can’t do it justice but it really was magical, accompanied by a champagne cocktail – where at £16.50, you seem to being paying for the view too. It was rather busy up here as it’s obviously an infamous tourist attraction as well as a great place for Londoners who are splashing out to head to. Therefore, be prepared that you may have to stand or wait for a table to free up. However, we stood with our cocktails overlooking the view and it didn’t thwart the experience one bit.

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So, if you’re looking for something a little more special and afternoon with unforgettable views, then Lang and Aqua at The Shard should be on your list.

The Shard is located at: 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG

Website: http://www.the-shard.com