The city of London is known for it’s endless opportunities, it’s high class eateries and let’s not forget London fashion week. I find that when coming to London for a short period of time, it could seem quite overwhelming as there is just SO much to do.
Yes you can be a tourist and visit the queen in Buckingham Palace, or go on a crazy shopping spree around Oxford Circus until you can’t physically walk anymore – personally i am a bit sick and tired of getting lost in Topshop and Selfridges.
I would have to say that Shoreditch is the place for me, i am totally besotted by it. There’s nothing better than wandering around Brick Lane- the quirkiest place in London with a bagel in one hand and a coffee in the other. There is just so much to see and do in just one area…
Boxpark is the worlds first pop-up mall which is situated in the heart of London’s Shoreditch. The mall offers a variety of modern street food stalls as well as delivering a community of brands specialising in fashion, arts, desserts and drinks. If you go here you have to get a milkshake from the Soft Serve Society.
If vintage is your thing then Brick Lane is definitely the place to go. Whilst walking around the area you will be overwhelmed by the number of denim jackets and pairs of Levi Jeans. These cute boutiques are sure to take you back into the 1980’s – i’d definitely recommend Blitz vintage, Blondie and Hunky Dory Vintage.
The people you find whilst wandering around Brick Lane are not shy of experimenting with a colour or two. It was amazing to see the individuality and thought that people put into their outfits everyday. Siobhan’s coat definitely caught my eye from across the road and i was lucky enough to spot her again in Vintage boutique Blitz.
Siobhan described her style as: “A mix of sport luxe and glamour, i wear predominantly black with a pop of colour.”
Her coat is from Zara, cap Nike, and sweatshirt made herself.
Now, I know a good bagel when i see one. The constant trailing queue outside the door is a definite hint that there is something special about this old school shop. Once inside those doors the smell of freshly made bagels and array of toppings is almost too good to be true. From personal preference i would go for the smocked salmon and cream cheese bagel or the succulent salt beef. They also make rainbow coloured bagels if you’re feeling a bit adventurous – heads up they only take cash…
Did someone say chocolate?! Dark Sugars Cocoa House brings the culture of West African cocoa production to Brick Lane. From chilli truffles to chocolate mango slices this place has it all. Dark Sugars also offers dairy-free & vegan-friendly options, so fellow vegans prepare to indulge.