I count myself lucky living in Brighton as it’s only about an hour train journey from London! As most of my friends have moved to London for job opportunities and education, I try to dedicate at least one visit every month to catch up with the dearest girlfriends!
As we don’t get to see each other that often, every time we meet feels like celebrating, therefore we’ve discovered our favourite spots and places that we tend to re-visit and here are the ones that make it to the top of the list!
The Sky Garden
A walkie talkie skyscraper! If you’re all about those perfect views from above and have a slight plant obsession at the very least - THIS PLACE AWAITS!
It’s free to visit, but you need to book your slot in advance, in case too many people come at the same time. Visit their website for more information and to book your free slot!
Located in East End, this district is impossible to get enough of! Plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants to stop by and catch up!
Redemption Bar is an absolute favourite of mine. Their Buddha Bowls are full of antioxidant goodness. You’ll feel refreshed and full of energy to stroll through the quirky and colourful streets and explore some more!
Camden Market stalls never disappoint. Fresh up coconut pancakes, healthy smoothies and delicious local produce are just a few that we’ve tried. It feels like a little food festival with so much going on, that you end up spending the whole day at!
We’ve discovered this hidden gem recently, as we’re vegetarian and we heard there’s a new vegan cafe opening in Hackney. We decided to have a relaxed lunch there on Sunday and the place was just HEAVEN! The food was delicious, coffee - rich and strong and the decor just on point! I could literally live there!
Peggy Porschen Cakes
This is a dreamland for the cake lovers, and it must be the most Instagram worthy place I’ve ever seen. Make sure to make a reservation to get a table, as they get pretty booked up on weekends (London, eh?)
A room full of neon lights and vintage signs and a ‘Rolling Stone Cafe’ for refreshments. Had a lot of fun there with my friend taking photos, choosing postcards and drinking Coke from a glass bottle with a funky straw.
Located in a city of Westminster, bordering Soho to its north and west - Chinatown offers a cultural experience you won’t forget. Perfect place to grab some lunch or dinner, it comes with a fortune cookie too! (Because they predict your future, right?)
Located on the northern side of Regent's Park, this is a perfect picnic spot to experience the first rays of sunshine in Spring. We went there in April and brought a picnic blanket, packed some food and just spent a Sunday afternoon talking, watching people play with dogs and relaxing in the sunshine.
Walking along Portobello Road and reaching Notting Hill’s colourful streets is just magic. Can’t help and think about movie scenes of the ‘Notting Hill’ and Julia Roberts’ and Hugh Grant’s love story.
The Notting Hill Carnival is definitely on my bucket list too!
I’m sure this list will be extended in no time, but I hope you’ve picked up some ideas for your next visit!