Category Archive: London/52

Drinking in East London (Part One)

I’ve lived in London for almost three years now, and I’m starting to feel like a real, proper Londoner. My Oyster card never leaves my sight, I can get across the city at… Continue reading

Dinerama

‘This is so sick guys, I’m totally going to blog about this’
– Something I actually said this weekend

Wander/lust – – (let me count the ways)

I’ve been busy recently with a couple of pretty exciting things and I feel like I’ve been walking all over London. I’m definitely not complaining about this – any excuse to just wander… Continue reading

London (Let me count the ways)

This past weekend my friend Kati came to stay with me in London and I got to spend two whole days running around Bethnal Green, Shoreditch and Covent Garden, taking photos, shopping in Brick Lane, eating… Continue reading

Laters (The Barbican Conservatory)

I can’t believe how quickly it’s come round – but tomorrow is the first day of my trip around Cambodia and Vietnam! I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get out there, and… Continue reading

Chelsea in Bloom

At the moment I’m working in an office directly opposite Harrods, and I’m absolutely loving the gorgeous surrounding area – even if it is full of tourists! Just next to Hyde Park, Harrods… Continue reading

The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town

  This past weekend, Emily (my travel companion and bestest buddy) and I finally got ourselves down to The Breakfast Club at an acceptable cocktail-drinking time (to be fair, I generally think any… Continue reading

The Breakfast Club – revisited

Remember the last time I went to The Breakfast Club I said that I’d definitely have to make a point to try out all the different locations? Well, I’ve tried out a couple… Continue reading

Dirty Burger – Shoreditch

This busy little burger joint is actually tucked away half way down Bethnal Green road, but the whole place, from the high-celinged, candle lit interior, to the selection of craft beers on offer, just screams… Continue reading

52/52 – (my) Southbank

Is there anything more lovely than London in the summertime? I love London when the streets are wet with rain and the puddles reflect the tops of the skyscrapers, and I think the… Continue reading

51/52 – Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair

As much as I try to embrace winter (and I really, really try), I guess I just can’t help being a summer baby at heart. It makes me so happy when those first sunny days come… Continue reading

49/52 – The Sushi Eatery in Soho

Okay, I have a confession to make. As much as I love (obsess over/ fantasise about/ crave) sushi, I’m sort of a wimp when it comes to the whole raw fish thing. I’ve… Continue reading

46/52 – Frank Turner at the Occupied 12 Bar

I guess this is less of a recommendation for a night out and more advice on how important it is to stalk your favourite musicians on social media… I’ll tell you all about… Continue reading

44/52 – Boris Bikes in Hyde Park!

I can’t believe that I’ve lived in London for almost two years and I hadn’t ridden a Boris Bike until this week! I have to admit I’m a bit nervous about cycling on… Continue reading

37/52 – The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

We’re taking a step back in the 52 challenge (in case you were confused why it suddenly jumped back to 37!) to revisit a trip to the Sam Wanamaker playhouse that I took… Continue reading

41/52 – The Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery has been on my to-see list ever since I moved to London. I didn’t really know that much about it, but I used to watch a television programme in which artists created… Continue reading

40/52 – Apples and Pears

If you’re looking for East London cool, classic cocktails and a relaxed after-work drinks vibe, Apples and Pears has skilled barmen, an impressive and tempting cocktail menu, and enough exposed brickwork to satisfy its… Continue reading

38/52 – Brixton Academy

Well… It’s pretty near the deadline for my Fifty Two new places in London challenge, and… I’m not quite done. But I am just over 73 percent of the way through and I’m definitely… Continue reading

36/52 – The Wellcome Collection

  I’ve been wanting to visit the Wellcome collection since it opened quite recently, but I never found the time the trek all the way over to Euston (North London is basically the edge… Continue reading

35/52 – The Convenience, a NANA Café

Somewhere in the East, East end of London, (a minute’s walk from Homerton station), The NANA café serves up bottomless cups of tea, hearty breakfasts, comfort food and extra crispy bacon (just the… Continue reading

34/52 – Seven Dials, Covent Garden

We have always been of opinion that if Tom King and the Frenchman had not immortalised Seven Dials, Seven Dials would have immortalised itself.  Seven Dials! the region of song and poetry—first effusions,… Continue reading

27/52 – Mr Fogg’s Cocktail Bar

Hidden in a small back alley, in the heart of Mayfair, London keeps an intriguing little secret. Mr Phileas Fogg, triumphantly returned from his recent circumnavigation of the globe, (in a record time… Continue reading

25/52 – Portobello Road Market

Am I the only person who wants to burst into that song from ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ every time I hear the phrase ‘Portobello Rd’? Anything and everything a chap can unload, is sold by… Continue reading

23/52 – Borough Market

Hidden just beyond London Bridge is one of London’s true little treasures – Borough Market, possibly the capital’s worst kept secret, is frequented by tourists, locals and pedestrians from far and wide finding… Continue reading

22/52 – The Breakfast Club

I had the best Wednesday/Thursday weekend with my housemates and Robbie. We went to Drink, Shop & Do for cocktails and fun, and then the next day we headed into Shoreditch (my favourite place… Continue reading

21/52 – Drink, Shop & Do

Drink, Shop & Do, a trendy little café-slash-cocktail-bar, is conveniently located just two minutes walk from London St Pancras. It would be a great place to grab lunch and browse the small shop… Continue reading

20/52 – The Shard and The Tower of London

My housemate Tom invited me to a business breakfast event hosted by the Times. It was a debate about Britain’s place in the European Union hosted by Business Editor Richard Fletcher, with Roland… Continue reading

19/52 – Box Park, Shoreditch

I was supposed to post this post yesterday but instead I sat in the garden and ate ice cream. Awkies. (Or, as my sister would say, ‘Nnnnaughty’. Actually she’d probably say awkies too.… Continue reading

18/52 – Spitalfields Antiques Market

For seven days a week, Spitalfields, nestled in the heart of Shoreditch, plays host to a huge market selling everything from t-shirts, furniture, jewellery and bags to Sushi, fruit and flowers. The market… Continue reading

16/52 – Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill

I’m so happy that the gorgeous weather in London is still going strong, I can now be found at every waking minute dedicatedly working on my tan, or else lounging around my room… Continue reading

15/52 – Daunt Books, Marylebone

Bookstores are so dreamy. Especially this gorgeous Book Emporium in the lovely area of Marylebone in London. Right next to Regent’s Park, in a very nice neighbourhood, Daunt Books nestles unassumingly among the clean boutique shopfronts, tiny coffee shops and… Continue reading

14/52 – Westminster Abbey

Ooh, look at all the lush London landmarks I’ve been visiting. Like Westminster Abbey. A massive beautiful building that people made with their hands. Their hands!  It’s seriously so, so cool, absolutely gorgeous from the… Continue reading

Brick Lane Top Ten

After many, many mentions of the lively and eclectic Brick Lane, I decided to give you a bit more of an in-depth look at everything this tiny area of East London has to… Continue reading

9/52 Columbia Road Flower Market

Every Sunday, a ten minute walk from Bethnal Green Tube Station, Columbia Road becomes a riot of colour and noise as the famous flower market gets underway, just as it has done since… Continue reading

6/52 – The V&A Museum

I’ve been super excited to explore the Victoria and Albert Museum, and yesterday I headed over to South Kensington for a quick peek into how the other half live (just kidding!) and decided… Continue reading

4/52 St Paul’s Cathedral

*I know I missed out number three – that’s because I’m not blogging about all of the things I cross off my list, for example, I went to Liberty’s Department store as my… Continue reading

2/52 Brick Lane

Brick Lane, deep in the heart of Shoreditch, is pretty much everything I love about living in East London. Even though I’ve visited quite a few times this semester to explore the famous… Continue reading

1/52 The British Library

The British Library definitely had to be top of my list of new places to see in London. I’m slightly ashamed that I didn’t visit last semester, given my degree, so I’ve done… Continue reading