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London // Part One.

May 07, 2014
I've finally gotten around to editing my London photos (I'm sure my sister will be happy I can finally tag her in everything) so here is my first installment. We had such a nice time and had the most perfect weather, though I never feel like I do enough when I'm there - definitely need to go back for a fourth time! Hope you enjoy :)




On our first night, we took the tube to the area of Angel and went for burgers at a place called Byron. It was so cool and minimalistic inside - it basically looked unfinished but this gave it a sort of charm! I ordered a veggie burger of course and some fresh lemonade, everything was so delicious. Afterwards we walked along the road and headed into The Screen On The Green to watch 'The Double'. It's written by Richard Ayoade who also made one of my favourite movies ever, 'Submarine'. Very quirky, worth watching I'd say! The cinema itself was so cute and welcoming, like a little miniature theatre.





The next day we got on the tube again and travelled to Covent Garden. There were so many cute window displays (look at that beautiful Dior one!), it was hard not to go into every shop. But then I found the holy grail...




...a Moomin shop! It was tucked away and would be quite easy to pass by but I'm so glad we discovered it as I used to love/be creeped out by this show when it was on. Inside there were so many cute household items and it was hard to control the urge to buy everything, but instead I came out with a sweet little notebook and postcard.





We stopped by Laduree and enjoyed some macaroons outside in the sunshine. I got a pistachio one, my sister got strawberry marshmallow and my dad got coffee.






We then went to Camden and walked around all the markets (much to my dad's dismay haha). I've been to this area before and love the buzz it has. We stopped by the main food area and ate pizza slices by the canal.  After more walking and browsing, we got the tube to the area of Barbican and headed to a cafe which is also a bike shop because I thought it looked pretty cool.






I'm told by my dad that their coffee wasn't the best but I really enjoyed the way everything was laid out and decorated (I am a bike obsessive though haha). Also their peanut butter brownie was yummy!

The rest of the evening was quite chilled out, we had dinner in the hotel and went to bed by about midnight as we were so knackered from all the walking. Very unlike me, 5am is my usual bedtime these days woops... I hope you enjoyed, stay tuned for part two! xo
11 comments on "London // Part One."
  1. your pictures make me miss London so much!
    I really need to take my boyfriend to that coffe/bike shop (he also is a bike obsessive haha) the veggie burger at Byron is awesome, but the best I had was at Carnaby Burger Co, in the Carnaby area obviously!

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    1. Aww I hope you two will get to visit the bike cafe some day then! Damn I wish I'd gotten to try that one too, so many delicious food choices in London.

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  2. Your post makes me nostalgic about when I used to live in London, I love Camden- definitely agree it has a buzz to it :)

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    1. Glad you agree :) and I'm so jealous you got to live there!

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  3. I really enjoyed this post lovely, I always love seeing the adventures people have. London is such a wonderful place, there are so many aspects of it that I think no matter how many times you visit you always discover something new, like the amazing Moomin shop! The notebook and postcard are so cute haha you did well to resist buying more with stationery like that available! I've never tried a macaroon, what a terrible blogger I am haha. I've been told I wouldn't like them because they're coconut-y, but surely with the flavours I wouldn't even notice? The bike cafe looks so cool, it's somewhere I'd have chosen to go too and loved even if the food was bad because of how cool it is haha. I can't wait to see your next installment :) xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Hannah! This was the first time I'd ever tried a macaroon as well haha, so don't feel too bad! ;P My one definitely didn't taste coconut-y, perhaps that's the more plain ones? Glad you'd be the same with the bike cafe, I just had to visit! xxx

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  4. That burger... YUM! I love these images. I wish I could afford living in London! I'd probably go bankrupt as there's so many things to do, so many places where to eat/drink, etc...

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  5. omg, I haven't been to Byron for months, you're giving me cravings! That bike coffee shop looks amazing, good job I'm not a coffee connoisseur ;) xx Rebecca - UK fashion blog

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  6. These are such lovely photographs, Claire, they're making seriously want to price going back down to London again! I can't believe I've never been to Camden when it looks so quirky and interesting and cool - if I do go back down (for the fourth time) I'll definitely have to visit there. There is always just so much to see and do in London, I feel like you can never have enough time there.

    x

    p.s. The Screen On The Green looks like such a beautiful cinema!

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