Boy do we love a good burger. Hawksmoor is definitely the place for a good burger, and a good steak for that matter. Some even say the best steak in London, but that doesn’t mean Hawksmoor is all posh and pretentious about it, on the contrary.
Hawksmoor was founded by childhood friends Will Becket and Huw Gott, and is now four London restaurants strong. These four places have the following things in common: the decor features a lot of dark wood and art deco inspired elements, the staff is always friendly and helpful, the locally bred beef is always great. Read more ›
Regent’s Canal was built during the early 19th century and passes various North London parks, the London zoo, repurposed warehouses and other former industrial sites. It was originally built to link the Grand Junction Canal with the River Thames. Now, the canal mostly serves as a place of leisure for Londoners on sunny days, and on these days it really is an amazing place for a jog, bike ride or a stroll. Read more ›
Welcome to Dishoom, A Bombay style cafe in London with a nostalgic wink to the early 20th century. No noisy, sticky or smelly scenes here though, but rather a sleek London version of what you dream Mumbai would have been like back in the day.
I have to say I am not a big fan of Indian food (too many bad memories from our trip in India), but I would definitely visit Dishoom again, if only for the decor, atmosphere and great cocktails. Others that can appreciate the food have shown some love for the food as well though, as you can see here. Read more ›
Ah, this is a true must visit on your London itinerary. Pizza East is a well known Shoreditch restaurant, where you can grab a quick and tasty bite before diving into the East London nightlife. But you can just as easily go forbrunch there, and so we did on a very sunny sunday in november. An advocado sandwich, a coke, and the sunlight warming my face trough the windows is all I need to be happy. Read more ›
When we lived in London for a while, our home was close to Columbia Road in the East end. The great thing about that is, that on sundays, this street hosts a flower market where you can buy cheap fresh flowers. Even if you’re not planning on lugging around flowers on the Eurostar/ plane, the hustle and bustle in this street is pretty nice, and there’s a lot of stores around selling other things. Oh, and then we haven’t mentioned the food yet: bagels, calamares, fresh take away coffee. Great place to start your sunday. Read more ›