This post was sponsored. I was in London again, a city that never let’s me go, no matter how far away I am or how often I return. This time, however, I wasn’t alone. Together with my blogger friend Alice from kick-ass Teacake Travels we prepped ourselves to take the travel trade show WTM by storm. But you can’t be in London without exploring, so we started our London weekend stay from here.
A London Weekend Stay
We arrived a day in advance to make ourselves at home in our sponsored SACO apartment. I already knew how amazing the London apartment company was from the last time I stayed in town. This time, we enjoyed a super central stay right next to the tube station of Mansion House, near the Millennium Bridge.
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The apartment looked classy with its grey colour palette and chic dark-wood furniture. It was certainly smaller than my last apartment but that it’s not surprising in central London. Finding our room was a bit tricky as the whole building was full of apartments and we had to cross the staircase in order to reach the stretch of apartments where we were located.
Along the corridors were big wall stickers of text mentioning interesting background information on some of London’s most prominent streets. In the foyer, there was a city line in the background to sleep some coffee and read the newspaper.
What to Do In the Area
My friend and I were hungry, though and so we headed out into the district surrounding St. Paul’s Cathedral to grab a bite. This proved to be trickier than expected on a Sunday night. The area wasn’t very touristy this meant that even many pubs were closed. Luckily, there was a Sainsbury’s nearby, but at dinner at Blackfriars in a former-monastry-turned-pub. Be sure to check up on restaurants online or all at the reception if you stay on a weekend.
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It being so close to both the underground and the DLR, it was super easy to head out to ExCel, where the travel trade show was held, or to take the tube out into the centre. It takes about half an hour, and so I could squeeze in a pre-Christmas shopping spree in Oxford Street. I arrived just in time to catch the first nights of the Christmas illumination. It read splendid! Just be prepared for huge crowds.
All in all, I really enjoyed being back in London and having my own apartment at my disposal and in such a convenient spot. As opposed to hotels, I had my own kitchen and a breakfast and tea starter set as well as lovely lotions. It was comfortable, easy and I look forward to my next stay. Staying with a partner or friend is ideal and make a weekend together much more affordable.
Now you: Have you ever stayed in your own apartment in London? Are you planning your own London weekend stay soon?
I would like to thank SACO apartments again for sponsoring our London weekend stay. As always, my opinions and recommendations are entirely my own.
SACO The Cannon
46 Cannon St, London EC4N 6JJ, England
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