London Lifestyle | My favourite places

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.

Camden Loch

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.

Portobello/Notting Hill

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?

xox

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11 Comments

  1. Serena Reidy September 26, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    I love Camden and Notting Hill! I haven’t really been to Greenwich but it is somewhere I’d like to visit.

    • Jessica Emily September 26, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      It’s beautiful – but as I say I am a bit biased because I live here! Thanks for reading x

  2. whimsicalella September 26, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    I always love hitting Spitalfields market if I’m ever down London way, I love it and that area so much! I’ll need to hit the Electric Cinema at one point too, looks so interesting!

    • Jessica Emily September 26, 2016 / 8:26 pm

      I haven’t actually been to Spitalfields – my mums always going on about it so I should go! Thanks for reading x

  3. gotmeghan September 26, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Very cool!! Nice pictures too, but those seats in that cinema, like WHAT? I wish our movie places had those kind of seats so I wouldn’t have to sit in my wheelchair or those other chairs that always bend back whenever I put my feet up to move. Lol

    • Jessica Emily September 26, 2016 / 8:27 pm

      I know they are soooo comfy and they all have blankets on them too !! ☺️🌸 thanks for reading x

      • gotmeghan September 27, 2016 / 12:58 am

        Ahhh! That’s even better! I can’t lay on my couch without having a blanket on me! Lol

  4. heatherbel September 26, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    Lovely little blog with a personal perspective on London which I always find is missing from most ‘recommended places to visit in London’ type articles and posts! Nice one:)

    • Jessica Emily September 26, 2016 / 8:27 pm

      Thank you so much! That feedback means a lot☺️ thanks for reading x

  5. stealthebeauty September 27, 2016 / 9:56 am

    This made me miss London soooo much 🙁 I really wanna live in a city when I’m older and I <3 London! x

    • Jessica Emily September 27, 2016 / 11:22 am

      Ah yes it’s amazing! So glad I moved here. Thanks for reading x

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