Saturday, June 3, 2017

My London Trip May 2017

Lately I have been going on a lot of trips, travelling around the world and I love every single bit of it. Of course I am not saying goodbye to my most favourite place on earth: London. It's safe to say that I go here way too much but I never get bored. I love exploring this magical city each pastel house and sweet treat at a time. 

This trip my sister was my travel buddy and since we both have been in London a couple of times before the trip consisted mostly of shopping, eating and taking photos. I have a list on my phone where I collect all the places where I would like to eat in London and I couldn't wait to cross a few more spots of that list. I keep adding though so there will probably never be a day where I can say that I ate at all the places. Although I do hope that happens one day. 

On the first day, after dropping the bags at the hotel, we went to Daisy Green. A small cafe near Marble Arch station. The funny part is that my sister and I have walked passed this place a hundred times since our last hotel was near Marble Arch too. I remember always thinking that the place looked so cute and all this time it was actually on my list. How stupid is that?
Daisy Green is a healthy café that is famous for their coffee and charcoal bread. I went for the coconut bread French toast and a vegan nut smoothie. My sister did try the charcoal bread with some scrambled eggs and bacon. I had a bit and it tastes just like normal bread, it does look funky though! I loved the atmosphere there too. We went downstairs for a seat and the ceiling was decorated with all these flowers and plants. The rabbit head in the corner was a bit creepy but besides that it's definitely a place that I will visit again.
After that amazing lunch we made ourselves ready for a some extreme shopping. Primark, Zara, Bershka, Boots, New Look, we all went there and tried on a lot of things. I bought a lot of my usual beauty faves from Collection, Una Brennan and Pixi. Just so that I have a few in my stash and I can never ran out. I also managed to pick up these amazing floral pants from Bershka that I'm absolutely in love with. After a Pret a Manger break, followed some more shopping and at the end of the day we went back to our hotel to check in. 
It was nice to lay down for a bit, especially since our flight was at 7am. We bought some essentials at Sainsbury's -like water, salt & vinegar crisps and Reese's peanut butter cups –who doesn’t think those are essentials? - and we collected a takeaway from Shake Shack. I had Shake Shack for the first time when I went to London in September last year and omg it's so good. 

The following day we crossed another food spot from my list: EGGBREAK. It's a small café near Portobello Road market and out of the entire trip I probably love this place the most. The food was insanely good and the staff was so friendly. I had the pancakes with maple caramel sauce -of course- and my sister chose the sweet potato rosti with goat cheese. Both dishes were really tasty and I loved the plates they used. Anything served on a floral plate looks 100% times better, right? We then had a look around Portobello Road market and all the colourful houses that Notting Hill has to offer. I'm just a sucker for lilac and pink houses.
I then really wanted to go to Camden market. I have a stack of silver rings that I absolutely love and I bought them at this little stand called Poppie Jasper. It's right there when you enter the market and the owner who creates everything herself is so sweet. Her jewellery has that minimalistic feel to it which I love a lot and I can't wait to collect them all. 
The rest of the day we did a bit more shopping and picked up some sweet treats from the Selfridges Food Hall. Buying cupcakes at Lola's is a tradition and I also wanted to pick up some cookies from Blondies Kitchen. It's a little pop up shop that sells American style cookies and cereal milk. I picked up two cookies: one with Kinder chocolate and one with Oreo's. Both tasted delicious!
We ended the day with another takeaway from Shake Shack and demolished all the food back at the hotel room.

On the last day I was very excited to go to yet another brunch place, called Hally's. It's near the Parsons Green tube station and oh boy how I fell in love with this part of London. The craziest thing is that it doesn't feel like London at all. It's so homely and peaceful that you almost forget you are in one of the busiest cities on the planet. Unfortunately Hally's was pretty crowded so we sat down at Le Pain Quotidien around the corner. A classic for breakfast and lunch. I had a vegan bowl with coconut yoghurt, granola and fruit and an iced almond latte since it was bloody hot outside. I can't wait to go back to Hally's though, because even from the quick glimpse I had of the place it looked very good. The rest of the day we took some photos, went to Topshop where I bought a lovely denim jacket and were heading to Peggy Porschen Cakes only to find out that it was completely full. I was a bit sad because this was one of the places I really wanted to visit.

Luckily for me, I will be back in another month when I go and see Adele. It will be a solo trip so I will have enough time to do all the things I want and cross even more food spots of my list. Can’t wait to be back!

What is your favourite food spot in London?


  1. beautiful pics! want to go to London one day

    1. You really should! It's my favourite city in the world! <3 xx

  2. Beautiful pics! I want to go too! Thanks for sharing your experience!

    N, xoxo. /

    1. No problem! Hope you have a fun time when you go to London! :) xx

  3. What a gorgeous area to discover! The views are absolutely stunning!


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