A London Mini Break

 

I love a London adventure and when I was invited to the Makeup Revolution Halloween party/I Am Freedom final, it was the perfect excuse to meet up with the lovely Laura and Kirsty and make a little night stay out of it. We stayed in the Blackfriars Novotel, just a few seconds walk away from Southwark station and we had a really nice stay. Upon arrival the lovely manager Francoise welcomed us and was very accommodating and lovely during our stay. Our room was a good size, there were 3 of us staying in a superior premium so we had a lovely double bed and 2 sofa single beds, which worked our very well for us indeed. The bathroom was a good size and in particular found the novelty of a bathroom wall that could be frosted or clear glass, very entertaining. The Blackfriars Novotel also has a decent sized swimming pool, with attached jacuzzi area that is basically a small enclosed part of the pools with extra bubbles, a sauna and a gym (not that we used that lolll), but we were definitely impressed with the facilities. After we had had our little pre party pool sesh we headed up to our room to slowly get ready for the night. I love nights out where you slowly get ready with friends, drinking, chatting and dancing! We ordered food from Tinseltown on Ubereats (use my code eats-sophieb6215ue for £10 off your order) and we were a little disappointed, our food was cold and one of the garlic dips leaked everywhere but it was a good way to line our stomachs for the evening. After we had lined our stomachs we got an Uber to DSTRKT where the party was and got our party hats on.

The main reason for our London adventure was for the Makeup Revolution Revoween party. The party was super fun, we had a good drink, dance and laugh and ha a chat with a few bloggers that we kne wof beforehand, which was nice. After we were basically the last ones standing we headed back to the hotel where we ordered some late night room service, ham and cheese toasted sandwiches. YES. Except the sandwiches were literally slices of toast with a slice of ham and cheese, and by the time the sandwiches got to our room the toast was just soggy mush. Not the best, but in our drunken hungry state they did alright and weren’t too badly priced for room service tbh. We all slept really well, and my bed was sooooo comfy. We then checked out breakfast. I don’t know whether it was because it was half term, or because they had a weird system, but there was a MASSIVE line of people queuing for breakfast and plenty of spare tables inside the breakfast room, which was bizarre. However once we had faced the line, the breakfast was so worth it. It was a dream!! We then checked out and all headed home to Berkshire, Brighton and up North. It was a lovely chance to catch up with the girls and to meet other bloggers at the party!

Sophie xx

*I was offered to review the Novotel Blackfriars, but all opinions are my own.

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