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April 13, 2016

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    5 things to do in London this weekend – The April edition

    Afternoon peeps! I thought I would start something new on the blog. Tips on what to do in London! What do you think? Is that something you would be interested in? They say if you are tired of London, you’re tired of life. The thing is, in London there is always something to do, if you’re not careful you can get a serious case of FOMO (Fear of missing out). So I thought I would share with you some of my favorite things to do in London. Some of these are even free! If you’re new to London I recommend checking out my previous post on top tips on surviving in London here. Happy reading! Or shall I say, Happy exploring!

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    Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear at the Victoria and Albert Museum

    Ooo la la la and sacré bleu! The Victoria and Albert Museum is hosting this revealing exhibition about the changing roles and practicalities of underwear through the centuries. You can see more than 200 men and women’s garments and accessories, as well as photographs and films. You can even catch items worn by Queen Victoria’s mother and Kate Moss!

    Visit Europe’s first Thai Temple

    The Buddhapadipa temple, in Wimbledon was the first Thai temple ever built in Europe. How cool is that?! Actually it was setup in Richmond in 1965 but moved in 1976. The grounds and its training center is open to visitors as long as they observe the rules.

    Eat at London’s oldest indian restaurant

    Veeraswamy is the UK’s oldest surviving Indian restaurant. It was established in Regents Street in 1926 (and its still there!) Customers have included Charlie Chaplin, King Hussein of Jordan and Marlon Brando!

    Buy Swedish at Totally Swedish

    The Totally Swedish shop, in Crawford Street, combines the flavor of Sweden. A calling for all those swedes that call London home! Swedish food, children’s products and handicrafts. Its like IKEA in central London!

    Drink in a Victorian Gin Palace

    The Princess Louise, in Holborn built in 1872 is one the finest remaining examples of a Victorian Gin Palace, with a fantastic decor dating back to the 19th century, its also has victorian toilets! (ok a little ew)

    Misc

    Banana Chia seed pudding

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    Look guys, I know I have blogged about chia seed pudding before, but like its so tasty I just had to share it with you again. This time with a twist! Enter Banana Chia seed pudding. It tastes just like banana bread, give it a go. I dare you! I also recommend throwing in some chocolate chips and some walnuts!

    BANANA CHIA SEED PUDDING

     Ingredients

    • 1 very ripe banana – Did you know you can ripe bananas in the oven?
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond, coconut or dairy milk
    • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
    • Dash of vanilla extract
    • Honey, to taste (optional)

    Instructions

    1. Mash up the banana with a fork until all the lumps are gone and you’re left with banana mush. (You can also blend the banana and milk together if you’re less lazy).
    2. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir, cover, and refrigerate for at least an hour. Enjoy!

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