A few weeks ago in London I was interviewed by Pretty Little London for an interview about my (mainly) foodie life in London. Read the full interview on Pretty Little London’s blog!
I’m a South London girl, however, due to the lack of underground lines in this part of town, I happen to not be in the South west very often. Thankfully I have friends though who are as much into food and coffee as I am, so I got to explore the lovely area of Balham last week and had delicious Moroccan food at Tagine Balham.
As most people are aware of, being a student has its benefits. Sleeping in on a Monday morning, meeting friends for coffee on a Tuesday afternoon, or visiting a yoga class at 11am on a Wednesday – you know what I mean. However, I tend to jam-pack every day with as many to dos and tasks as I can, and have only just recently started to remember myself that I won’t be a student forever. So, I told myself that I should, whenever I can, enjoy my free time to the fullest! It’s summer in London, and I want to explore the city in the sunshine as often as I can. One of the first stops on my route is Camden – not my most favourite neighborhood if I am being very honest, yet there are some places worth a visit!
Despite London’s immense size and numerous areas, I find myself in the south east, between Bermondsey, Peckham and Greenwich to be precise, at most times. Here is where I work, live, went to business school, go swimming, do yoga and run in the parks. Quite naturally by now – after a year in London! – I have also found my favourite cafés, shops and markets in the area. One of the destinations I head to regularly both on a Saturday and Sunday is Maltby Street Market.
Of all the beautiful areas London offers, Notting Hill is the one which I love most. May it be for its beautiful (and often colorful) houses, the très chic people or the variety of cosy coffeeshops one can find between Notting Hill Gate and Ladbroke Grove: A tour to Noting Hill never ceases to impress me! Today I took my camera with me and filmed my way through the pretty neighbourhood. Et voilà – a new video: A day in Notting Hill!
I don’t actually remember how, but luckily came across the Goodroots instagram account a few months ago where I first read about this year’s Goodroots London festival. I ordered my ticket straight away, plus signed up for a talk with Melissa from Hemsley&Hemsley and Madeleine Shaw, being super excited to finally meet my personal heroes in real life, try delicious healthy food and check out what’s new in the industry. Today was the day: Stoke Newington celebrated Goodroots London, and I have taken a few photographs and summarised the event for you.
Whilst I normally travel towards East London for my Sunday brunch, surprisingly (for me, at least) there are also a few hidden gems to be discovered in the very centre of London. Ethos Foods, for instance, is one of them: a breakfast, lunch, dinner and – as of late – Sunday brunch spot just off Oxford Street, which focuses on healthy, fresh and vegetarian meals with some vegan, raw and gluten-free options, too. Lucky me, I was invited to try the Sunday brunch at Ethos Foods. Here is to my review!
Living in London I am genuinely impressed by the amount of coffeeshops, bars and restaurants there are to discover, not to mention the shops, markets and sights. But it’s even more than that: Only just walking through the city can sometimes feel like a journey from one world to another, passing parks, people and public spaces. One of my favourite places to go still is East London, where people could not be more inspiring, the vibe is creative and the air buzzing and vibrant. Hence, I am taking you on a small tour today: Exploring London – a day in East London.