Oh my Gurkenhobel, I thought I would take a little blogbreak and now it’s been a month already!
Hopefully this incredibly long blogpost (which maybe took a week to make in itself) will make up for this lack of visibility.
This month I’ve been up to my ears in assignments and plotting and planning my exciting new venture Urlaub.
The plotting and planning actually had a really nice side to it, when Mr Rockstar proposed a trip to London, to check out other small spaced concept stores (this included us leaving for London on Valentine’s Day: aaaaaw).
Before I give you my London city guide I’ve got an official announcement to make:
I Finally fixed the send-blogposts-to-my-inbox-thingy!
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And now for: Oh oh oh oh oh… London!
Why did I never visit you before? So close and yet we never met!
For all of you peeps that have had enough of cliche blogger city guides… I’ve tried to spice things up with some lovely no less cliche OMG-this-cool-blogger-has-been-to-the-coolest-city-ever photos. Hehe.
Notting Hill, Portobello Road, Ottolenghi
Chique and trendy neighbourhood, as well as home to loads of cute shops selling bric-a-brac and antiques. We went there on Friday morning, to avoid the Saturday hoards.
As far as Ottolenghi’s concerned: Best. Bite. (nuff said)
Covent Garden is quite the touristy spot; so clean and shiny it almost blinds you. Finding Neal’s Yard, tucked away in small courtyard, was a bright and colourful surprise. London felt like summer when we were there, so at Neal’s Yard we took the time to enjoy some sun. The Orla Kiely and Kid Robot shops are nice visits (I’m not so much into Cath Kidston, but if you are, that’s supposed to be a real nice one too).
photo Wanderlust Europe
Regent street, home to Anthropologie and Liberty
I should’ve could’ve taken pictures of Anthropologie, but hey, I didn’t. I just enjoyed. The Regent street store is incredible. So much attention to decorating. It makes you fall in love and spend way too much money (probably the point to all this hard work).
Liberty‘s is the wickedest old age department store. An amazing old Swisslike building (we saw more of those around Abbey Road) with impressive antique wooden stairs inside: make sure you take those stairs when you’re there!
Ma main love East London: Shoreditch, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Broadway Market, Columbia Road
East London has been such a discovery. Filled with the most creative little venues, concept stores, thrift stores, second hand clothing markets, food markets, etc East London you’re the dog’s bollocks (also picked up some slang)!
South Bank, Tate Modern
Finally we walked the South Bank all the way from the Big Ben up to the Tate Modern, where we looked at art, bought books, enjoyed carrot cake and were blown away by the surprise of night time video art.
Best concert of this trip: Flame Proof Moth (see fifth picture below ;))