A really special kind of date day & night date was had by my husband and I last week. Firstly time alone, babyfree, 24 hours babyfree! Even tho I missed her as soon as I said goodbye the thought of even a train ride with no ‘mummy I need a wee’ was major! So off we went!

Our day involved a night away at a hotel, dinner & drinks at The Royal Albert Hall ( in a box!! Seats in a BOX!! This was a first for me) and what a ball we had! We wanted to make the most of the time so headed into town early to check into The Kensington hotel and head off to see the Christmas windows at Harrods and Harvey Nichols & grab a cheeky macaron at the beautiful Laudree.

I wore my green floral H&M dress with my red sock boots from ASOS. It was cold but really bright, the perfect winter day so I wrapped up with my classic style long coat from Topshop (3 years old and going strong) and added a faux fur scarf I bought in Zara last year. All the clashing colours but I loved the combination.

The Kensington Hotel is located near to South Kensington tube station, and we stepped in from the cold to the most cosy warm welcome. At check in we were presented with fresh pomegranate juice and a hot towel for our hands. All good so far. The lounge area decorated for Xmas complete with a gorgeous tree and log fires burning made me feel at home straight away. Also loved the elephant in the room at reception ❤️

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d headed straight off out to Knightsbridge for some literal window shopping. Harrods displays have been taken over by Dolce & Gabanna and we're so beautiful & colourful. They've even designed a hand painted smeg fridge that I fell in love with. We also popped to Harvey Nichols & just enjoyed strolling around London in the beautiful sunshine. Here are a few pics from our day.


After a fab afternoon we just had time for a warming pre dinner cocktail, & quick change before heading back out again ..,


.Dinner at Coda at The Royal Albert Hall was early due to the performance start time, so having planned my outfit saved so much time. Quick change and make up touch up I was ready in record time. I wore a pink suit from H&M with a dotty cami from Topshop & my white v cut shoes from Next. I threw on my faux fur scarf for extra warmth which shouldn’t have worked but it did!


The dinner at Coda was delicious & the restaurant was so elegant. Service was fabulous. We were born ravenous after our day of walking and went for the steak, which was cooked to perfection,

The music was performed by the artists ‘2 Cellos’ and blew me away. So it’s not the sort of music I would ordinarily go for, but it was so incredible. They are what they say, 2 guys on 2 cellos, but so talented and backed by the royal philarmonic orchestra it was so powerful. They did a selection of songs from movies, everything from gladiator to titanic and next thing were doing Nirvana!


All in all such a perfect 24 hours in London. Totally different to our usual dates but totally brilliant! Here’s hoping we can make it a pre Christmas tradition.

Thanks for reading

The SummerMama x

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