London Guide

In early 2019 I lived in London for two months. It’s probably my favorite city and a place I want to visit again and again. I lived in Hackney (East London) so most of my list is on that side of town.

Restaurants:
Brawn – this was my favorite restaurant, rustic Italian with great wines and happy service, on Columbia Road a little north of Shoreditch.
Kricket – I still love Dishoom for Indian and recommend it to everyone, but this was my new favorite Indian spot. In Soho
Brat – New spot in Shoreditch. Excellent foodBright – Another fabulous East London spot. California influence. Great natural wine. 
Bao Fitzrovia 
Eggbreak – brunch in Notting Hill
The Marksman – favorite (high end) pub in Hackney 
The Barbary – amazing Mediterranean spot in Covent Garden

Bars:
Noble Rot wine bar (Holborn)
Sager & Wilde wine bar (Hackney)
Mr. Foggs (Soho)
Cahoots (make a reservation. so so fun)
Swift (Soho)
Bar Termini (Soho)
Happiness Forgets (Shoreditch)
Discount Suit Company (Shoreditch)

Coffee Shops:
Hackney Coffee Co
Origin Coffee (Shoreditch)
Farm Girl (Notting Hill)
Store Street Espresso (Fitzrovia)
Allpress (multiple spots)
Rosslyn coffee (Bank)
Workshop coffee
Ozone (Shoreditch)

Things to do:
Borough Market
Broadway Market (Saturdays)
Victoria Park Market (Sundays)
Beer Mile (Saturdays) fave spots: Brew By Numbers, Anspach & Hobday

A Saturday Morning in Hackney:
If you take the tube to Bethnal Green, start at Hackney Coffee Co. Walk along the canal to Broadway Market. Explore the market and eat so many good things (don’t miss Deeny’s, meringue girls, Frenchie, the dumplings), have a pint outside at Cat & Mutton, get more coffee at Climpson & Sons, Shop at Black Truffle and Broadway Bookshop, Netil Street Market for bao & sweets and shopping, Yeast bakery for kouign amann, Forrest Road brewery, more food & hang out at Mare St Market if you can stomach it

One thought on “London Guide

  1. June Pope

    Cupcakes for Breakfast? Resurrected? I’m here for it! Thanks for all the recs. if I ever get to London again.

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