Wednesday 27 February 2013

My Birthday Day 1 - London Zoo and The May Fair Hotel

So here's the first of many blog posts to show you lovely lot what I got up to for my 32nd Birthday!

On Friday 22nd February 2013 I turned the ripe OLD age of 32... I had a friend over for dinner and just relaxed.  But on Saturday 23rd February I planned to go to London Zoo and also the May Fair Hotel in London for afternoon tea.

I have always wanted to go back to London Zoo because last year I also went for my birthday but it rained heavily and we missed a lot of the park, so we decided to go back.  Here's my blog post all about the fab time I had and links to the various places I visited should you wish to visit too!

Now this blog post is quite photo heavy so be warned!....

Loving the cute tickets and map of London Zoo
Me posing with a rather large monkey!
Little fishy

London Zoo -

London Zoo or ZSL Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

Their mission is realised through groundbreaking science, active conservation projects in more than 50 countries and two Zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

I love London Zoo, it's a huge park with so much to see, and if you can get two for one tickets like we did then it cuts the costs down too.  One tip I would give you is to go in the summer time and take a picnic with you!

Next we decided to go to Liberty so that I could purchase some of their amazing stationery and also look at the gorgeous make up counters that they have there, it's an amazing store.  If you are planning a trip to London then I would definitely visit Liberty, it simply isn't like any other British store.

On the way back from the Zoo we took the underground to Green Park and went to see Buckingham Palace
The flag was up - meaning the queen was in!

We also stopped off at the Ritz on the way to the May Fair Hotel - I really want to go to the Ritz for afternoon tea, that's my mission in the next year!
Here is the beautiful May Fair Hotel where we were going for afternoon tea 

The Quince Restaurant also offer cocktails and Cupcakes at £19.50 per person.  A great idea if you are planning on getting the girls together for a night out in Mayfair.  (the cupcakes looked yummy too)
The Quince Restaurant at the May Fair Hotel is so gorgeous
Quince afternoon tea at the May Fair Hotel - simply yummy!
I asked for still water I got the BIGGEST glass - LOVE IT!
The May Fair Spa - We collected a brochure and I REALLY want to go!
Gorgeous decorations in the hotel foyer
As it was my birthday the day before they presented me with this gorgeous plate
The May fair Hotel (brief history) -

There are 5 star luxury hotels, and then there is The May Fair: an icon of expressive contemporary design, bringing together boutique attention to detail with grand hotel service. A legendary luxury hotel with a glamorous past, The May Fair was first opened by King George V in 1927 and offers over 400 luxury hotel bedrooms, including 12 of the capital's most memorable hotel suites, a discreet spa, a fine-dining restaurant and the quintessential London Casino.  

Soulful, sensual and spirited, Quince is a luxe eaterie with an engagingly every-day feel, it is at once alluring yet warmly familiar.

Above all, the Quince experience is about sharing – about exploring flavours and textures together.

The Quince Afternoon Tea is priced at £29.50 per person and is well worth it, once you have gotten through the first 3 plates you can then order whatever you like again, and just sit in the gorgeous surroundings and feel thoroughly spoilt.  

I felt extremely welcome at the May fair Hotel, and I will definitely be going back there this year for dinner, or to even try out the spa.

We went through Red Letter Days for the afternoon tea at the May Fair hotel so be sure to check out their website for other offers.  It cost £59.00 for two people, and that's a great deal on the usual booking price.

If you are looking to treat a special someone then I highly recommend the May Fair hotel.

Check out my next blog post which I will also post in the next week, It's all about my trip to London Fashion weekend at Somerset House!

Let me know if you have any other Afternoon Tea recommendations? Have you ever been to the May Fair Hotel?

(all photos my own)



  1. How nice, I love afternoon tea too, the cakes are my Favourite lol, xoxo.

  2. Hey Inez! Thanks for the great comment. I know afternoon tea is such a lovely thing to do. xx

  3. Happy belated Birthday! May you have many many more! *hugs*

    Love all the pics. Since I will be in London in a week's time I would love to check Liberty out! It's on my schedulle now :P The cupcakes look so delicious! And the spa looks so inviting. :) Hope you had a great time.

    PrettyGloss - makeup, beauty & a lil gibberish

  4. Hey Sarah, Aww thanks very much chick! You should defo check out Liberty's you will love it. BIG kiss xxxxx

  5. Sounds and looks like you had a fab day out. I am going to London Zoo next week with my dad. So looking forward to it. x

  6. Hi Alice, Thanks for the great comment! Let me know if you enjoy London Zoo! xx


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