A weekend in London
Good morning lovelies! As you may have seen on Instagram, we are really into the European capital so we pay a visit every once in a while. Last time we went there was this September but we will return next month for a Masquerade Ball.
So today we want to share with you our best spots to visit when travelling to London for a weekend, from morning to midnight –or even afterwards if you love going late to bed-. Don’t miss any of them!
You land at any of London’s airports, arrive to your hotel and you realize you are actually starving. Where to have dinner? Our favourite district for a late dinner is Soho, particulary around Carnaby Street, where locals and foreigners love to taste new and creative flavours.
If you are an Indian-food lover you cannot miss Cinnamon Soho, a modern Indian restaurant that offers seasonal Indian cookery, with a quirky British twist.
In Kingly Court –a lovely corner with many floors where you can find from delicate fabrics to a magical afternoon tea- we discovered Whyte and Brown, a restaurant where to enjoy al fresco dining with a delicious free range chicken menu.
Just a stone’s throw from both restaurants, you will find Cahoots, a 50’s theme cocktail bar which recreates the ancient underground station that was located exactly there. Spirits are fabulous, each of them served with exotic ingredients and in different recipients. We loved the Give Peas a Chance, with Goose Original vodka, garden peas, lime juice, basil, agave syrup, and a Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV champagne foam.
Enjoy breakfast at Gail’s Artisan Bakery, next to Hyde Park, where you will find anything you could desire for a perfect breakfast. We fell in love with the wide range of bread they have –go and taste the olives one-.
A walking or a picnic in the vast Hyde Park is the perfect activity for a Saturday in London if you are lucky with the weather, if not, you can always head to Covent garden or visit the Victoria and Albert’s museum, our favourite one in the entire City –and believe us, you have loads of options-.
If you look for getting some delicatessen for that picnic, or you are simply looking to have food from all around the world, you will find it in Borough Market. From beer curated cheese, to French bread, Thai food or goat milk ice-cream, this flavour paradise will offer you any kind of tasty dishes.
If you feel like doing some shopping, you will find anything to dress up like a Lord or a Lady in the traditional department store Liberty London. Harrods is the most famous one but if you are looking for the real British essence do not miss this store. If you are looking for more affordable but nice brands, we always check River Island, Forever 21 or Topshop.
Dinner and drinks
Before a proper night out, we like going somewhere where you can get finger food and cocktails at the same time, a perfect venue? Evans and Peel, a detective agency specialized in solving any mysterious case you are involved in while you enjoy their delicious high spirits. Book in advance if you want to get in.
As the next stop, head to Charlie, a night club in London’s posh area –Mayfair- where you will definitely have fun until late. Don’t forget your classy outfit to get in.
Next day and after a long night we don’t wake up particularly early, so our first Sunday plan is usually having a Brunch. Beach blanket Babylon, in Notting Hill, has been so far the best one, the delicate Eggs Benedict, flavoured tea and fresh squeezed orange juice together with a lovely ambience and friendly service makes our fav choice for a Sunday brunch.
For the last weekend day, we recommend you to go to Shoreditch, currently the trendiest district on town. Why? Because of its indie shops, street cinemas and urban decadence appearance, with graffiti decorating its walls. Don’t miss Cereal Killer Café, the Worlds first International Cereal Cafe where you can find over 100 types of this breakfast, even if it is just for a look it is completely worthy to go.
In the heart of Covent Garden you will find Balthazar, a French inspired brasserie next to Covent Garden which organizes different Afternoon Teas in collaboration with designers and fashion industry reputed names. Last time we were there, we had the pleasure to enjoy Bobbi Brown’s designed Afternoon Tea and it was amazing.
So far this could be your next weekend in London, do you plan to go there soon?
Or if you are a frequent traveler, any other spots you would recommend us?
Have an amazing weekend! 🙂