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Travel Journal - London

It's been a long time coming, and for some reason this particular travel entry was the hardest so far. I think because I know so many of you who read this are based in

London, I worried that by not including or only sticking to my known stomping grounds it would seem biased somehow.

Anyway, I'm over whatever thoughts I was having and finally got my favourite spots in this city I get to call home, in a post for you.

London is HUGE, and I really believe that it's one of those cities where when you choose to live in a certain area, that's essentially where you do everything. You really live and breathe your area unlike cities such as Madrid or Paris where you live within all the boroughs daily. To me, it is too big and too populated to go far afield for dinner or gym classes and so I remain in roughly a 1.5 hour walking radius from where I live. This guide is me sharing my favourite spots, so they pretty much all fall into that category...

Let's start with some food categories:


Granger & co. - multiple locations but my favourite is Pavillion Road

Haya - Notting Hill

Duke of York Square farmers market to browse and eat from different stands

Claridge's hotel

(These restaurants are also great for lunch and dinner)


Palomar for Middle Eastern - West end

La Famiglia for Italian - Chelsea

Cross Keys Pub - Chelsea

Petersham Nurseries after a long walk for fresh, seasonal British food - Richmond

GOLD has something for everyone - Notting Hill

Colbert for French - Chelsea

Padella for pasta - London Bridge


Bar de Pres for a real treat. It is French / Japanese fusion - Mayfair

Oliveto for pizza, pasta and a great family spot - Belgravia

Kutir for Indian in the cosiest setting - Chelsea

Skully’s for a show and great food - St James's

Kai for Chinese - Mayfair

Los Mochis for tacos - Notting Hill

Lurra for meat lovers - Fitzrovia

For drinks-

The Connaught Bar - Mayfair

The Lalee - Chelsea

Mr Foggs - Mayfair

The Berkley hotel bar - Knightsbridge

Blakes hotel - South Kensington

Coffee spots-

Hjem - Kensington

Hagen - Various locations

KAT coffee - Chelsea

Roasting party - Chelsea

Moxy brothers - Mayfair

ARRO - Marylebone

Tease - South Kensington

Smoothies & Salads-

Juice baby - Chelsea

Cpress - Chelsea

Juice press - Chelsea

Atïs - Belgravia

Baked goods-

Cedric Grolet at The Berkley hotel for the best patisserie in town - Knightsbridge

Hjem for their cardamom bun and coffee- Kensington

Buns from home - Chelsea

Bread ahead for donuts - Chelsea

The Connaught bakery for their croissant or pain au chocolate- Mayfair

Söderberg for Scandi perfection - Soho

Ice Cream-

Olivogelo- Belgravia

Ice Cream Union - Chelsea

Snog (frozen yoghurt)- Delivery

Food Markets-

Pimlico Green farmers market- Chelsea (Saturday morning)

Duke of York Square Market - Chelsea (Saturday till 3)

Bute Street farmers market - South Kensington (Saturday morning)

Portobello market - Nottinghill (Saturday)

Borough Market - London Bridge (daily)

Classes & Studios-

KARVE - Kensington

KXU - Chelsea

Vita Pilates - Chelsea

Heartcore Pilates - Various locations

Soul Cycle - Various locations

The Body Lab - Kensington

Re:mind (for meditation and workshops) - Belgravia

Museums & Galleries-

The Royal Academy


Saatchi Gallery

The Wallace Collection

Tate Modern

Tate Britain

If you'd add anything to this list please write your recommendations in the comment section below so that I, and other readers can try them out!

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