This time last year I was 3 weeks into an internship at LOOK magazine, in London. I stayed in London for 5 weeks in total and even though I was working 9-5 I loved using my weekends to explore. I’m really lucky that my sister lives in London so in my opinion I get to see ‘Londoners London’ rather than ‘Tourist London’. Fair enough maybe some of the things on my list are slightly touristy but hey it’s what I love about London!! Just a heads up all of my favourite things involve food and drink…..
#Borough Market – This is my favourite place in London. If you have never been, it’s definitely worth a visit. They have great lunch stalls where you can grab a bite to eat while you wander round all the stalls displaying amazing looking food. Last time I went I had an amazing lunch of falafel and then wandered round, bought punnets of berries, stopped for a brilliant pint of cider and then grabbed some cakes and pastries to head home with. There is so much more than this though there is champagne, fresh fish, fresh smoothies, the biggest watermelons I’ve ever seen, the best duck wraps with home-made plum sauce, brilliant coffee and amazing baklava! If you love food this should definitely be on your list of things to do. The full market is open Wednesdays to Saturdays.
#Evening Picnics in the Parks – One of my favourite nights in London last summer was when me and my sister grabbed some bits and bobs and some sparkling wine after work, and headed to Regents Park for a picnic. We weren’t alone with our idea but that just created a lovely atmosphere. There were people on pedalos and champagne bottles were popping all around us. It was such a lovely way to wind down in the sun, after a long day of working.
#Getting Ice-Cream from Amorino and Walking Through the Streets and parks of Chelsea – Have you ever noticed the streets in Chelsea are full of colourful houses and pretty gardens? Everything you think London is dissappears as you are faced with beautiful,idilic, colourful houses. However let’s get back to the food side of things. I discovered Amorino whilst I was in Paris 3 years ago, they are the brand that sculpt your ice-cream into a rose (if you have ever seen photos of that on Instagram). They basically create the prettiest ice-cream cone you’ll ever see. I would say it’s too pretty to eat but it tastes too good not to eat. My favourite flavours are amaretto and cherry but they have so many wonderful flavours I am yet to taste them all. Heads up, they also have stores in Soho, Covent Gardens and Islington!
I think these 3 things are my favourite things I have done in London during the summer months however I am sure there is a lot more to do I mean I haven’t even mentioned the endless amount of beer gardens, how much I love the chaos that comes with London, the pedalos, parks, shopping, cocktails and everything else that comes with such a diverse exciting city!
Can you tell I love London just a bit?
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