Brewer Street, Soho. Neon & Light Art Gallery & Members bar.
Open until 6pm to the public to view the art and drink at the bar.
St Paul’s Cathedral designed by Christopher Wren in 1673 has become an iconic landmark of London throughout the last 400 years.
It stands just north of the River Thames split between the City of London and Fleet Street and is situated on Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City. Visitors can tour the Cathedral floor, crypt and the dome itself.
It is a beautiful building in all weathers and every time I have worked near St Paul’s it just screams to be pictured. I wanted to show a few of my favourite pictures within this post that I have taken over the last year.
When in London you have to go and see this beautiful Cathedral, why not walk over the Millennium Bridge from the Tate Modern to get a wonderful view.
A Saturday exploring Camden Market is something every Londoner must do, a right of passage to say you have seen all two hundred stalls that sell exactly the same Union Jack socks. I’ve been to Camden and Camden Market before but never quite delved into the deep depths it holds, especially that of the Horse Tunnel Market.
I must say I was impressed however be warned it is jammed packed with tourists, young gothic teens, preppy middle aged couples and everyone in between. However the scale of the markets are extraordinary and seem never ending, building after building and turn after turn. Within the market there is everything and anything from customising your converse at Custom Converse (obvz) to the charming General Eyeware where you can buy vintage glasses or design your own pair. So just get lost and enjoy the wonders you will behold.
For me the main attraction however is Camden Market’s food offerings. Located by the cannel lies a hub of smells, colours and temptations. I would suggest walking around all of it if you can resist! The offerings come from all over the world including Indian, Malaysian, American, Vietnamese and Italian. In the end the final choice was Masala Fries and a beautiful selection of homemade Punjabi currys from Sonita’s Kitchen.
I think sharing is the optimum word here, it means you can try a bit of everything! If you are still peckish after your Camden feast, have a sweet tooth or just love hot chocolate/ice cream/marsh mellow you will not be dissapointed by my next find.
Chin Chin Labs is located just next to Camden Market and is a fantastic and quirky collaboration of science, chocolate and crazy flavours. You can watch as nitrogen is poured into your chosen ice cream and created in front of your eyes. Chin Chin Labs is a much however if you like hot chocolate.
Behold hot chocolates with a mountain of fluffy marshmallow which was toasted before my eyes. It was everything you want it to be and more, hence I couldn’t finish mine…whoops. Perhaps if I wasn’t suffering from a hangover I could have polished it off in no time.
After spending the day walking around North London it was perfect to watch the sun go down from Parliament Hill in Hampstead Heath. From the view point you can see over the city and beyond.
A beautiful day with lovely company and delicious food.
This coffee stop is not for the faint hearted. If you are claustrophobic don’t bother and if you don’t enjoy a public toilet you may not like the aesthetics.
Located on Foley St, the Attendant is simply a cosy Espresso bar situated in an 120 year old public toilet. However despite being sat next to a porcelain urinal the coffee is good.
This is definitely a novelty place to meet a friend for a coffee but it has all the right elements. Cute tables, over priced nibbles and quirky staff.
Don’t expect any phone signal in the deep depths of the public toilet, but if you catch a bar everybody in the room will be able to hear your remarks so be warned.
Take a look for yourself:
London is filled with the best in class food and drinking establishments – in fact, best in the world wouldn’t be an understatement with the amount of pop ups, Michelin stars and world famous chefs arriving daily.
Understandably it can feel like finding a needle in a haystack to pinpoint where you want to go, where is available or that meets your needs in short notice.
The London scene is an overflowing cornucopia of deliciousness which often leads to a default Pizza Express 241 deal… and as much as I love an American Hot with an extra side of dressing on a cheeky Friday lunch…. let’s avoid if we can.
Here are my top tips for finding the establishment of your dreams:
First: Get your ducks in a row
Second: Get Google Ready
Third: Prepare to just turn up
And if it ends in an American Hot then c’est la vie.
My next guest post will be the best quick-stop foodie paradises in central London!