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WWYD? DH Doesn't want to meet me, so I'm going to make the most of a day in London.

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Dazedandconfused28 · 10/10/2020 10:48

I have an appointment near Covent Garden, and I had hoped DH would meet me for a nice lunch - he doesn't want to, fair enough. I'm not going to miss out on a few child free hours - so what would you do with a few child free hours in central London?

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DottyWott · 10/10/2020 10:59

Go for a nice lunch? 😁

PETRONELLAS · 10/10/2020 11:02

Go to the Tate. Get my eyebrows done. Sniff in Jo Malone. Coffee and people watch. Go to the River Thames. Have a wine in the Savoy. Enjoy!

BrandoraPaithwaite · 10/10/2020 11:05

A nice lunch on my own in a good restaurant, with a book. Definitely book a table to make sure it's stress free and you definitely get in.
Wander around shops a bit and buy myself one small item, to feel a bit luxurious. Maybe a little present for dd.
If there's a museum open go to one and really enjoy it. I like social history but choose whatever floats your boat.
Sit in a nice wine bar on an elegant stool in the window and people watch for a while.
Oh I really want to do this now! I hope you really enjoy it!

BrandoraPaithwaite · 10/10/2020 11:06

I like your plan too @PETRONELLAS .. clearly I need 2 days out to myself.

averythinline · 10/10/2020 11:10

I would probably go for a nice lunch ....Zedel still have walk in tables and then probably a gallery?? lots are shut but the RA has its summer exhibition on you have to book but could do on your phone...and frieze for contemporary art - if more your thing...
Fortnum and Mason for some calorific mooching/christmas shopping then RA?
or just wonder round Covent garden most shops are open - stanfords can kill some time for me ...and neils yard - cheese tasting and a good coffee at monmouth street 7 dials...

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 10/10/2020 11:22

I'd spend a long time in the big Waterstones, buy tea and biscuits in F&M and try to book for afternoon tea at the Wolseley. If the latter not an option, I'd go for lunch somewhere on the Southbank and then hide in the BFI lounge with a drink and a book.

Dillo10 · 10/10/2020 11:33

A seriously leisurely lunch somewhere a bit posh (Ivy Brasserie, Zedel etc.) I'd take my time eating every morsel of food and sip of wine. Next I'd go to a book shop and spend an unreasonable amount of time choosing a book. I'd sit somewhere warm and cosy with a coffee and read a chapter or three. If I still had time I'd go to Liberty in Soho and try every sample in their beauty department.

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