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The Capital

We didn't really have a plan for our day out in the impregnable capital, we should shoved on our shoes, pulled on some clothes and sped down to the train station.
After grabbing lunch at Pret, we went down the infamous Outnumbered haunt (Aslan at Trafalgar Square) and into the National Gallery where we both agreed that King Charles I's mount was indeed obese and that Rubens was indeed a fantastic artist.

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After baring a sweet farewell to such talent, we strolled a little further along and paid the banqueting house a visit. What was once a grand palace, is now merely that of a single stone building, its presence not doing its commissioner Henry VIII justice. After a fire in 1698, it was not rebuilt so we had to use our imaginations as to what the impressive palace looked like.
As Charles I was a grand lover of the arts, he asked Rubens to honour his father James I and of his Divine right to rule by producing series of paintings as to which resulted in gracing the ridiculously high ceiling. They are still impressive today but I thought it best not to take any pictures.

By this time it was nearing 5p.m so we left Westminster with our stomachs rumbling and headed to Chip + Fish at Westfields.
I did very much enjoy my food.

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coat - topshop factory second via ebay (£40)
dress - kate moss @ topshop via ebay (£60)
shoes - topshop in the sale (£10)
cardigan- gift


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