A tourist in my own city, exploring the hidden gems
Cafes, restaurants, mews, museums & exhibitions
A city with much to offer
Sharing my personal guide to London
Looking forward to the season of adventure
How could one resist the British charm?
Currently I’m cooped up indoors, but I’m looking ahead to a summer filled with fun. Rather than jetting abroad a staycation may be in store. London is my home, but it’s far from dull. Offering various events, catering to the masses, I wanted to explore this city even more. Compiling a personal bucket list of places I want to visit, let’s see how many I manage to tick off. Do you have any suggestions about events I should attend?
Cafés & Restaurants
- Elan Café (Café)
Love their hot chocolates and flower walls – can be overpriced but it’s a great treat. With various locations take your pick.
- Maitre Choux (Café)
A cute café with pink interior, flower walls and desserts.
- Aubaine (Restaurant)
French dining, I’m looking forward to their tasty breakfast menu.
- Dishoom (Restaurant)
Indian dining, a place I’ve been meaning to visit for a while, hopefully, during summer I can tick it off my list.
- Coppa Club (Restaurant)
The tower Bridge location has great views of The Shard, Thames and Tower Bridge.
- St Pancras Renaissance (Hotel)
The grand staircase has an air of sophistication, old charm and luxury.
- Madisons Rooftop (Bar)
Another angle of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
- Mayfield Lavender Farm (Park)
A beautiful vision of purple, the best time to visit this paradise is during July or August with an entry fee of £2.50.
- Richmond (Park)
Within the park is Isabella Plantation, a must-see colourful flower garden. There’s also pretty ponds and deer – just don’t get too close.
- Cecil Court (Street)
Similar to Carnaby Street but a booklover’s paradise with roughly twenty old bookstores filled with hidden gems.
- Rough Trade (Store)
An indie record store could make an interesting backdrop for blog photography. They also host live performances and have various locations.
Bars & Dessert Parlours
- Milk Train (Desserts)
Daydreams and ice-cream sound like the perfect combination to me.
- Whisk (Desserts)
A pop-up store in Angel open until August 3rd with interesting dessert combinations.
- Queen of Hoxton (Bar)
A popular venue that will be home to various themed summer evenings.
- Skylight (Bar)
Another option for summer events is Skylight, a rooftop bar.
- Roof East (Bar)
A rooftop bar situated in Stratford, open until September, hosting summer activities, food and drink.
- Mary Quant (Fashion)
V&A, £12, fashion designer.
- Christian Dior (Fashion)
V&A, £20, fashion designer.
- Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33 (Art)
Tate Modern, free.
- Kaleidoscope: Immigration and Modern Britain (Photography)
Somerset House, free.
- Uniqlo Tate Lates (Art)
An event happening the last Friday of each month with a mix of art, music, film and workshops.