Well hello to you my reader chums! On the Thursday just gone, 31st March to be precise Chloe and I headed to London for a fun filled day out. Several months before, we were lucky to get tickets for James Bay's tour in Hammersmith Apollo London and couldn't wait for the day to finally come long.
Since the concert wasn't till the evening, we headed up around lunchtime and made a complete day of it! Starting off in Covent Garden, we had a browse around the markets, shops and ate a scrummy lunch in Morelli's - they made the largest, most delicious milkshakes ever! Afterwards, we headed over to Hyde Park which for some reason, we've both never visited before. It was a stunning location filled with immaculate greens, a lovely lake and an overall picturesque, London vibe. We spent a while here, taking some OOTDs, selfies and enjoying a good old chat about our next adventures we'd love to embark on; utter bliss.
After a good old wander and explore, we headed over to Hammersmith to get a spot of dinner before James Bay began. To our surprise there wasn't many restaurants in Hammersmith until we found the little gem of Bill's tucked away. I've been wanting to try out Bills for a very long time after seeing many youtubers and bloggers rave about it! Safe to say it didn't disappoint at all - we went all out an opted for a three course meal. I had sweet chili chicken wings for starters, a halloumi burger for mains ( the best burger I've ever tasted) and sundae for dessert. I would 100% recommend going even if it's to just taste the halloumi burger ( I want another)!
Then it was concert time! With the moment finally arriving, we were extremely excited to say the least. Doors opened at 7 and the opening act came on around 8ish - she had the coolest vibe about her! After much deliberation, at 9 James finally hit the stage and the crowd went wild! It was incredible watching some of my favourite songs live; his voice was even more heavenly in person.
All of his songs live were out of this world however my highlights had to be Running, Let it Go, Best Fake Smile, Get Out While We Can and of course Hold Back the River, the classic. The most memorable moment had to be when the first few notes of Let it Go (my top song) played; everyone got up and sung along - it was magical.
I always think how amazing it must be for the artist when a crowd of thousands sing their own songs back to them - too emotional. Words they've written, people fell in love with, go and buy tickets to see them live, to sing those words back to them - just magical.
James put on a complete stunner of a show and I feel so lucky to of seen him live after listening to his album continuously for months on end. I have to admit, I've now got the concert blues and would love to go back to one asap. I keep watching the videos I took of the day and thinking back to the electric atmosphere, there's just nothing else like it.
I had the best day. Exploring various bits of London, eating like queens, enjoying heart warming chats and a surreal concert experience with my best friend, I couldn't wish for anything more.
I hope you enjoyed this lifestyle post and a insight into my day in London with my best friend Chloe. Have you seen James Bay live? What was your last concert you saw?
Thank you for reading <3