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Whimsigirl in London : Waterloo, Southbank & Borough

December 16, 2014

Whimsigirl in London Southbank river, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, Wahaca, Borugh market

We’ve come to the second last part of our travel series in London and it’s an exciting one! I’m sure a lot of people are familiar with the places because they’re sandwiched between the major tourist attractions and historical buildings. But I’m going to cover them anyways because they really are too good to skip 🙂

Whimsigirl in London Southbank river, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, Wahaca, Borugh market map illustration

Whimsigirl in London Southbank river, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, Wahaca, Borugh market

Whether you need some peace and quite OR an exciting evening outing, South Bank is the place to be. As you walk along the riverside, you’ll find stalls selling ice-cream pops, an outdoor skatepark, pop-up restaurants, vendors selling popcorns and candies, and even a festive carousel! The Jubilee Gardens playground right in front of London Eye is JUST the coolest playground. Only kids under 11 years old are allowed though, otherwise we big kids would have went to town.

Whimsigirl in London Southbank river, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, Wahaca, Borugh market

There are plenty of things usually lined up over at Southbank Centre on a weekly/monthly basis. So be sure to check their website on what they have going on before you go! It’s so good that most of the activities are so interactive and colourful, as if they purposely wanted the kids to enjoy it as much as the adults do. You could literally spend the whole day just walking & stopping as you please 🙂

Whimsigirl in London Southbank river, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, Wahaca, Borugh market

Whimsigirl in London Southbank river, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, Wahaca, Borugh market

Right beside the Southbank Centre, Wahaca is this container restaurant which serves good mexican food. It’s perfect for sharing because they encourage you to order two/three small dishes. That way, you’ll have 8 dishes to try between the four of you 🙂 I keep on coming back because it’s kind of a thrill to know you’re eating in a container (hehe) AND because it overlooks the river, you get the best sunset view during dinner.

Whimsigirl in London Southbank river, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, Wahaca, Borugh market

I really hope that Malaysia would have more museums that host continuous exhibitions that would interest not just the adults, but kids as well. That would be so good. I’ve been to a few shows at Tate Modern, but the one that really had an impact on me is the one that Yayoi Kusama did two years back. There was a section for everyone to see her original installations and see what her creative process was like. It blew my mind, BUT! it’s not really something that kids would enjoy, per se.

That’s why there was another section for the kids, where they were given free stickers to just go wild and stick them wherever they wanted in the white room. Yayoi Kusama is the queen of polka dots and psychedelic colors, so they wanted the kids to participate and to see theirrr take on the subject. Fav exhibtion evah!

Whimsigirl in London Southbank river, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, Wahaca, Borugh market

You must make it your priority to eat this at least once in your life, okay? THAT cheesy potatoes at Borough Market is the best thing since slice bread. Just imagine a plate of baked potatoes topped with cheese. Not just plain ol cheese, it’s cheese that’s put under heat and the melted top part will be scraped onto your plate. OH MY. I am now officially hungry.

Whimsigirl in London Southbank river, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, Wahaca, Borugh market Whimsigirl in London Southbank river, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, Wahaca, Borugh market

Don’t forget to check back because there will be a Travel series video that will accompany the next post! See you!

love,
sarathira


Good to know
1) Southbank Centre – Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
2) Wahaca – Queen Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX
3) Tate Modern – Bankside London SE1 9TG

4) Borough Market (closed on Sundays) – 8 Southwark Street London SE1 1TL