For Market Rummaging:
|Camden Passage, Borough Market|
I still haven't managed to get down to Camden Passage on the market day, I literally miss it every time but the whole area around there is lovely. Lots of little cafes, sweet independent and vintage shops and I imagine it's even nicer when the market is on (also the Breakfast Club is there too so smiles all round). Speaking of food, Borough Market is actual heaven on earth.
(also Portobello Road Market, Greenwich Market)
For me, a proper treat is going to the other side of London and wandering down Kings Road. It's really posh, it's really nice and I always feel really sophisticated wandering down there. There's all the nice shops - Anthropologie, Habitat, Muji, Orla Kiely and of course a Lush (with a Spa). But if it's raining, Westfield is always a good shout.
If it's sunny:
|Kew Gardens, Notting Hill, Little Venice|
Kew Gardens, my all time favourite place in London (a good 'Mum' place to go) and if it is still rainy it's still lovely being in the massive Botanical Houses - I absolutely love it there. Notting Hill, where I wish I live is an all round dream - lots of vegetarian restaurants, nick nacky shops and a wicked market. Little Venice is also really lovely if you want to pretend you're not in London. Kind of defeats the object really, but still really nice.
|The O2/V&A Lates|
The V&A is one of my favourite museums in London and it's proper cool how they have the late sessions on Fridays - I'm still yet to go but it's definitely on the list to tick off. Another idea is always the old O2. Going to uni in North Greenwich, I completely forget there's this flippin massive tent next to me and yet I still haven't properly been inside. When my Mum's down next I really want to do something really nice, getting The Script tickets is a good shout (oh memories of seeing them at V Festival a couple of years ago....).
(also a trip up Primrose Hill, beautiful)
(also appreciation for cheesy Nan and Mum pic!!!)
|Honest Burger, Wahaca|
Hands down Honest Burger every time. Granted, I haven't visited since turning Vegetarian but there I had the best chicken burger of my whole life. 2 years on I still tell everyone about it. They do really tasty chips and fruit juice in mason jars with stripy straws - what's not to love? Wahaca is the place for proper tasty Mexicanananana, quesadillas for everyone!
now playing: to care (like you) james blake/scars james bay/the love you're given jack garratt/handsome the vaccines/pages of gold flo morrissey
(this post is in collaboration with The O2 which doesn't really matter because I still love The Script.... I'm fallin to pieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeces)