The Golden Hour at Madison London

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It might sound a little bit sad, but I was absolutely desperate to capture a photo of a famous London monument with the sunset behind it, and the most suitable option seemed to be St Paul’s, so a visit to Madison was soon on the cards. Maybe it was for my instagram, maybe I just really wanted to. I’m not sure, but the week I had it all planned out it rained every. single. day. In true London fashion, the British weather decided to do it’s thang.

Frantically checking Apple’s decidedly unreliable weather app, I realised that the Saturday was meant to be sunny between 4-5pm. Bloody perfect. Not only was that ideal for my photo but it nicely slotted in after the Blogosphere Magazine Valentine’s Tea Party event.

I really like One New Change and the Cheapside area, as you can imagine in the week it’s proper buzzy but at the weekend it is slightly more chilled but still somewhere with a really good vibe.

There’s usually a small queue to get in the lift up to Madison but that didn’t take long to get through. It was full inside and out and all the cushty seats were taken but we managed to get a good table on the terrace where we sampled a couple of cocktails and enjoyed the only sunshine we’d seen all week. I went for the Pornstar Martini (classic) and Mike had the Sex on the Roof (we’re not freaks I promise). Both were delicious and the perfect way to start the evening. Passionfruit is my favourite fruit and this was defo the right mix of tangy and sweet.

The Golden Hour at Madison + a Very Fluffy Zara Coat. The best views of St Pauls' in London

As the sun was starting to set, it was time to get some photos. It was a bit annoying to give up the table cos it was so busy (of course it was snapped up literally the moment I grabbed my glass) but it was time to get some pics.

The Golden Hour at Madison + a Very Fluffy Zara Coat. The best views of St Pauls' in London

Jacket: Zara. Jeans: Topshop.

The Golden Hour at Madison + a Very Fluffy Zara Coat. The best views of St Pauls' in London

Boots: Kurt Geiger

How amazing is the sunset?!

I’m not very good at getting my photo taken so I felt a bit awkward and giggly which was only made worse when we were told off for taking our drinks out with us!

 

The Golden Hour at Madison + a Very Fluffy Zara Coat. The best views of St Pauls' in London

With our tails between our legs we plodded off to search for another area to sit. We struck gold and got an outdoor sofa. We got another round of drinks and then enjoyed the rest of the sunset.

The Golden Hour at Madison + a Very Fluffy Zara Coat. The best views of St Pauls' in London

What a wonderful way to spend the evening! Have you been to Madison? I wanna go back and try dinner next time.

xo Becca

  • Terri Heckley

    Your photos are incredible! Loving the outfit too, you look gorgeous.

    Terri x
    http://www.territalks.co.uk

    • Thank you so much! Yeah I’m loving my new camera loads!

      Becca x

  • oh your photos make it look so lovely, and your outfit is killer too! sounds like a cute evening.
    Emily-may x
    http://www.theaurasoflife.blogspot.co.uk

    • I was so pleased that the sky looked so beautiful! Haha. Thank you, we had so much fun 😊

      Becca xx

  • That jacket is gorgeous! And it sounds like you had a pretty fun night too!

    • Thank you, Zara just knows! It was great 😘

      Becca x

  • ethicalevolution

    Sounds like an amazing experience, glad you had fun! Golden hour is a blessing and a curse, such a small time window, your pictures look lovely though 🙂 x

    • I know, such a short time frame to get the best lighting! Worth it though! Thank you 😊

      Becca x

  • Jodie.Mitch

    Those photos are amazing, what an incredible location! And it sounds like you two like the best kinds of cocktails

    • I know it’s so central city area so it’s surprisingly good! Hahahaha glad you think so!

      Becca x

  • Lolita “Lolitambonita” Bonita

    Wow how stunning. I have been looking for new spots to go in London so thanks 😊 x
    Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.co.uk