Before I return to my large influx of Paris posts which I’ve got planned I thought I’d finish off this little series of England with my London photo diary. I spent New Year’s Eve with my best friend as our little tradition goes celebrating New Year’s Day with a champagne toast and one of the best roast dinners of the year before sneaking upstairs to the library where everyone plays board games over afternoon tea. Below are just a few of the places we frequented during our time there and ones which come highly recommended.
The famed Ottolenghi’s restaurant is a delight; the white marble and gold interior is the ideal background to let his dishes take centre stage. We went mid-morning and even the brunch menu is more diverse than usual offering shakshuka as well as your standard breakfast fare.
See: Views atop One New Change
For breathtaking views of St Paul’s church this will undoubtedly be your panorama of choice, it quite literally feels as though you can touch the dome. The bonus: there’s a cocktail bar up there as well, in case it all gets too windy.
Coffee: Curators Coffee Gallery
If the honeycomb tiling doesn’t entice you then surely their chai coffee will, unlike the usual chai latte this one actually contains caffeine and is blended with their homemade chai-infused milk.
Do: Columbia Road flower market
A Sunday morning well spent is one along Columbia Road bartering for a bunch of tulips and browsing the trinket stores, nothing quite beats the atmosphere nor arriving home with an armful of pretty blooms.
Drink: The Good Life Eatery
Any health conscious Londoner will have heard of this juicery turned café where they offer an incredible array of raw pressed juices and nut milks. It also happens to be the current hangout for all the best-looking Londoners and Australian expats and who can blame them when the fare is organic and as delicious as theirs is.
Snack: Fabrique Bakery
If you’re peckish then what better to fill up on then a sticky cinnamon roll from the place where it originates from: Stockholm. This Swedish bakery is a feast for the eyes with all kinds of rye breads and delicious pastries.