Girls’ Weekend Away: Chilling Out in London

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Getting away from your mundane everyday life doesn’t mean that you have to hide somewhere nice and quiet. Having fun and exploring the big city can be just as rejuvenating as a calming evening at the spa – and even more so when you bring your favourite girl squad along.

You have a lot of activities to look forward to if you’re planning a girls’ weekend away in London, though, and it certainly doesn’t stop with this handy list. You can find a few links to other sites as well that updates their calendar frequently if you want to take advantage of the weekly happenings.

If not, just use this list of classic adventures and enjoy your time together.

Have a cup of afternoon tea

While we try not to genderise the best we can, it’s tempting to claim that the prospect of afternoon tea with your girlfriends sounds like more fun than with your guy mates. It’s just something about spending some time together over several cups of tea after exploring the city for a few hours and eating everything you can get your hands on.
It should be easy enough to reach a great salon for afternoon tea when you live in one of those serviced apartments as most of them are found in the centre. There are, luckily, several famous spots for tea both in and right outside of the city so you don’t have to spend an hour on the tube just to get there. Ritz is one of these, as well as Mason and Claridge’s.
Just plot them into Google Maps when you’re ready for a break and look forward to the soothing aromas.

The ones mentioned above are fantastic places for a cup of tea but maybe a bit pricey; visit Orange Pekoe for a more budget-friendly cup – it’s a really cute salon too.


Wander the markets

Camden market is arguably one of London’s most famous places to get completely lost in, and it’s worth the confusion as you’ll find so many cool and eccentric things. Plus, they have a bit of everything in case you’re not up for checking out every market the city has to offer. Beware of the crowd, though, as it gets quite hectic during the weekends.

Head off to Borough market when it gets too crowded and fulfil your inner foodie’s dreams instead – or walk around in Greenwich market, looking at all their peculiar arts and crafts. When you want to come back home with a suitcase filled with strange knick-knacks, Greenwich is really the place to go.

Climb to the top at Go Ape

Shopping and afternoon tea is perfectly fine for a weekend away with your girls, but it’s fun to spruce it up a bit with some new activities. Wobble around over logs, swing yourself with ropes like Tarzan, and zip line your stress away – it’s so much fun and a great way to spend the afternoon if you’re a big group.
Their safety procedures are, of course, impeccable so you can easily enjoy this even if you’re a bit scared of heights. It’s a great way to challenge yourself in any way and treat your friends to a lot of laughter on your behalf, taking one for the team or whatever.
If you haven’t checked out Timeout yet, it’s a good idea to have a look before you leave to be up-to-date on the events you don’t want to miss out on. Being bored is not an alternative when you’re on an adventure with your best girl squad – and certainly not when you’re in London.

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