London is a huge and diverse city with many faces and personalities. I have no where near explored it all, but having lived here for 2 years now I have a few established favourites.
This is one of the places in London we just keep coming back to. I love Camden Loch and the market within it. I love the stalls, it’s the one place in London you can get genuinely different things and is not saturated with I HEART LONDON merch. I get my crystals from here and Paul found an amazing tigers eye necklace here once. They really have one of a kind, hippy/boho stuff which it rare in the capital these days.
On a sunny day the Loch will be heaving but it’s fun winding and pushing through the food market and choosing something equally different and delicious (chicken tikka curry in a sandwich, anyone?) and finding a tiny peice of pavement to perch on and enjoy it.
There are some really lovely pubs too, and the roundhouse venue is not far away. No need to go there for music though, every corner of every bar/pub/street is occupied by some sort of musician trying to ‘make it’. The music scene, coupled with the sort of grungy culture and the fact that Camden is seen as a very ‘cool’ place to live, gives it an unmistakable young and buzzy vibe.
You need more than a few pennies for a night out here but ts a seriously nice area with a lot of character. Portobello market is good for vintage one-of bits and pieces, but I just love the general area for its independent shops and restaurants. Particularly impressive authentic Italian restaurants here for some reason.
One of my favourite things to do in London, and the main reason why we explored this area in the first place, is the Electric Cinema. Check out the picture below to see why! You can book these huge sofa/bed things in the front and I’m telling you – nothing is more relaxing than laying down with a blanket and watching a movie like you’re in your own home! It’s a lovely vintage cinema too which plays interesting movies. A must-visit.
Greenwich Park & Market
Okay, I may be biased with this one. I live 5 minutes walk from this beautiful place and I love, love, LOVE it. The park is stunning from the ground, and even more stunning from the top of the observatory. Greenwich village is quaint, full of independent shops and quirky businesses, and the market is fantastic for unique gifts and one of a kind things. It’s just a wonderful place to explore, whilst being much less frenetic than the centre of town. These pictures are just a small selection of the many that I take on a daily basis just walking around Greenwich because it’s so goddam beautiful in every season! I did a full post of Greenwich a while ago which you can view here.
So there you have it, my favourite places in our capital! What are you favourites?