17/04/2016

A Day In The Life Of London



I am one of those people who enter's a giveaway and I always say in the back of my mind 'I know I won't win, but it's worth a try' so when I got an email from Laura at LovedByLaura saying I had won her giveaway I honestly couldn't believe it, I even had to read the email twice.

Laura was giving away two tickets to Visit Levi Roots Smokehouse and take a cooking masterclass with him, I have to say this was one of the best days out I have had in a long while and I truly recommend you doing it.


So to start off the day I had to get up at 2:00am as we had to get the coach at 4:25am this is because the class started at 9:30am and there was no other way to get to London for that time (I know dedication!).

We get to London and it's cold and raining so my hair turned into a frizzy wet mess, which is just perfect when you need to take blog photos (Bloggers feel my pain) we then decided to go to Mcdonalds for breakfast as Jonathan (The Boyfriend) was very miserable as he was tired and needed food and caffeine! 

Victoria Train/Tube Station

We then caught the tube to Stratford which took about 15-20 minutes, we then went for a walk and ended up back in Mcdonalds as we had time to waste before our cooking class so Jonathan ordered another cappuccino and I had an Oasis.

After nearly getting lost because google maps decided to take us on a wild goose chase we finally found the Restaurant and started off the class with an introduction to what we were going to do and a lovely cup of tea.





The restaurant was designed amazingly, there were records and art on the walls and there were also retro style booths to sit at, I could really tell Levi was trying to bring his upbringing and home country in to the design.



Levi taught us how to cook recipe's that were actually on the Restaurants menu, we learnt how to make a marinated chicken and Jamaican Curry goat also he showed us how to skin a mango with just a glass, he also showed us how to make dumplings that were made with cinnamon and sugar called festivals, making festivals with his grandma when he was just a child was one of the reasons he became very fond of cooking. 

After watching him cook for us, we then got to eat the food he had made (after it was cooked obviously).


The food tasted amazing and I could of eaten so much more than I did but I wanted to be polite and not make myself look like a pig, what is also great is they offer vegetarian and gluten free meal options so the restaurant caters for nearly everyone (as long as you like Caribbean food).

Before we left Levi signed a recipe book that I bought from the restaurant and we had a really nice chat with him, he is really kind and real and totally hasn't let the fact that he won Dragon's Den or owns a restaurant get to his head.

We finished at the restaurant at about 11:55am so we ran a little bit late as the class was mean't to end at 11:30 but I could of spent all day in there if we hadn't of had other plans.

I then had the utter most pleasure of meeting fellow blogger Angie who writes the blog Silk And Sapphire, me and Angie had been talking on twitter for around 3 weeks when I mentioned I was going to be in London on the 9th of April, I thought this would be a great opportunity to meet Angie as she lives in London and I don't get the opportunity to visit the city very often.

Me and Jonathan met Angie and her Boyfriend in Stratford and went to Costa for Coffee where we had a great chat about the cooking class and blogging, before we realised it time had flew by and we had to start heading back to Victoria to catch out coach home, we luckily got back to the coach station just in time to catch our 2:00pm coach back to Gloucestershire.

I got home around 6:00pm and was absolutely shattered but I had the most wonderful day and the early start and walking around in wedges may I add was totally all worth it.

A big thank you to Laura at LovedByLaura for the amazing experience, don't be put off from entering giveaways because you never know you might win!

If you would like to visit Levi Roots Smokehouse the address is: Westfield, The Street, Montfichet Rd, London E20 1EJ




Have you ever visited Levi Roots Smokehouse, if so did you like the restaurant? 



77 comments:

  1. This looks like such a fun day out! I love Levi Roots his food always looks so yummy! xx

    www.dizzymisselizabeth.co.uk

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    1. It was brilliant had such a great day out even if we did get wet :)

      Meme xx

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  2. Cannot tell you how pleased I am that you had such a fab day, I loved reading this!!

    Laura xx | www.lovedbylaura.com

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    1. Thanks so much again Laura it was a brilliant experience and would do it again!

      Meme xx

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  3. Aw how wonderful! Congratulations on winning the giveaway and it sounds such a prize, especially topped off by visiting a fellow blogger afterwards :D I'd love to meet up with some fellow bloggers sometime, we might have to camp in the mountains as I'm up in the north haha! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. I would camp out in the mountains that would be so much fun! It was a brilliant day one of the best I have had a long time!

      Meme xx

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  4. so much to eat.
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    1. And it was all delicious!

      Meme xx

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  5. I also never win with giveaways haha. So happy that you did win this time! It looks like you had an amazing time there! :)

    X Marjolein
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    1. I was having a lucky strike because I won two in a week, was a really good blogging month :)

      Meme xx

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  6. Thanks a a lot, my dear friend :D
    Soon I'll be alright <3 Promisse <3

    I really wanto to visit London!!! Your photos are amazing <3

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    1. If you did you better tell me!

      Meme xx

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  7. That looks like so much fun!! And the food looks totally delicious!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. It was so good I wish I could have it every day!

      Meme xx

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  8. Apart from the weather and early start, it sounds like you had an awesome day! The food looks delicious. Congrats on your win.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

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    1. It was brilliant one of the best! Worth the early start :)

      Meme xx

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  9. Those photos have made me sooooo hungry lol! :D Looks like an awesome place! ;)
    Happy Monday!

    fashionabejita.blogspot.com

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    1. They make me hungry too and its worse that I know what it tasted like too!

      Meme xx

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  10. I always enter giveaways and think the same...so neat you won and it looks like you had a great time!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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    1. Keep entering you'll win one day! Better post about it if you do.

      Meme xx

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  11. Omg I just found your blog and followed you! I love your style and your posts amazing!!!

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    1. Thanks sweetie that's so nice :)

      Meme xx

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    1. I know I had a lucky week!

      Meme xx

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  13. Congratulations dear.
    Have fun...
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  14. This place looks amazing! it seems that you had a wonderful time! :)

    xx Jamie | With Love, Jamie

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    1. We really did it was a great day out!

      Meme xx

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  15. Gorgeous pics, I'd love to try some of that Jamaican food!! :))

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    1. Well if you are ever in London :)

      Meme xx

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  16. Hi!
    What a lovely pictures!! Now i'm hungry xD
    Hope you had so much fun!!
    XOXO

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    1. Thank you so much and yes I know sorry they have that effect :P

      Meme xx

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  17. Congrats on that award! :) Sounds like amazing day in London, glad to hear that you spent great time there and you met fellow blogger ;) And the food looks divine! :)

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    1. Thanks sweet, was a brilliant day and had a lot of fun was a long day though and I slept so good that night!

      Meme xx

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  18. That is so cool!! Congratulations!! :O It looks like you had a lot of fun :D and that food looks amazing! <3

    Lipstick and Mocha

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    1. Thanks and yes was a brilliant day out would recommend it for everyone!

      Meme xx

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  19. I work in Westfield Stratford City, but I`ve never heard of this place before. I`ll definitely check it out, it looked really nice and the food sounded amazing!

    http://www.beautynerd.co.uk

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    1. Oh really we could of been so close to each other without knowing it :P It was really nice Jamie's Italian is just across from it.

      Meme xx

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  20. I totally get what you mean about giveaways! I never win, but I enter anyway! I guess it's worth it because sometimes you get surprised by prizes like this!
    Aleeha xXx
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    1. Exactly there is no harming in trying and sometimes you get lucky :)

      Meme xx

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  21. Looks like you had a splendid time! Thanks for sharing x

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you for reading, it was brilliant.

      Meme xx

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  22. I love visiting London, there's always so much to explore. The interior of the restaurant looks insane! Lucky you for getting this awesome opportunity :)

    Ayesha xxx

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    1. A day is not enough for London there is that much to do it is a wonderful city!

      Meme xx

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  23. I love London! Great post!

    Xx,

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  24. What an amazing day, looked like so much fun!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Was amazing and I need to do it again soon!

      Meme xx

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  25. Looks like amazing fun, thanks for sharing!

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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    1. It really was :) Thanks for reading.

      Meme xx

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  26. What a great prize to win! Sounds like such a fun experience. X

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. It was awesome thanks for reading.

      Meme xx

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  27. Wow, great post! Thanks for sharing.
    Kisses

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  28. Hahaha !!! Yupp you've summed up London weather alright!!
    But amazing picture quality overall
    That food sure does look delicious
    xxx
    http://itsjustwinnie.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I think that is just British weather in general :) Thanks so much that's lovely to hear.

      Meme xx

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  29. Congratulations, that sounds like a wonderful day! I will definitely need to try Levi's restaurant when I am in London the next time, his Caribbean meals sound amazing!!

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    1. Brilliant I hope you enjoy it!

      Meme xx

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  30. WOW! What an amazing experience!!! I seldomly join giveaways but your experience and luck drive me to join again! I'm so happy for you! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // New Post

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    1. Good on you I hope you get lucky!

      Meme xx

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  31. What an awesome win, congratulations! And the day itself sounded very fulfilling. Cooking with a chef and meeting a blogger buddy. Must have been epic.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. It was a really great experience for both me and Jonathan :) Thanks for commenting Sonia.

      Meme xx

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  32. Aww Congratulations Dear...Love all the photos. You look so pretty.
    xo
    Epsita

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    1. Thank you that's so lovely :)

      Meme xx

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  33. Aw I love the idea of this post, gorgeous pictures! Let me know if you would like to follow each other also, I think your blog is lovely! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much and sure would love to follow each other! :)

      Meme xx

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  34. Can't wait to visit London!! Amazing post! =)

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jessica

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    1. You'll love it such a wonderful city with so much to do!

      Meme xx

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  35. This sounds like such an amazing day! The food looks gorgeous. I can't believe you had to get up so early, I don't even get to bed that early most nights!

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

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  36. lovely post :) amazing photos!

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  37. What a very lovely experience!
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