I’ve been wanting to write a post on London for some time now and thanks to Free People I finally got the chance. I’m taking part in their UK Blogger Competition which has gotten some amazingly stunning entries so far and a UK travel wishlist for me! This is my entry. I hope you enjoy.
This is a photo story (with a few words) of some hidden treasures in London.
<3 these Vegetable wheelbarrows and Herb Garden
One of my absolute favourite places in London is the South Bank Book Market. You can find it conveniently hidden under Waterloo Bridge, it’s a regular haunt of book enthusiasts (one being me) and tourists alike. It’s also en route to work so I find myself hanging out there more than usual. It has that distinct London charm that book stores don’t, in a Mary Poppins kind of way.
I love the fact that London still has a lot of Greenery, more than you might think. This gorgeous walk is seconds away from the book stalls and leads all the way to the Millennium Bridge, which in the summer, well also the winter is a really nice walk.
The South Bank is filled with Street food vendors, Ice cream trucks, restaurants, cafes, art galleries and The IMAX, now that’s a rich mix but you wouldn’t expect anything less from London!
Oh and if you like some adventure you always have the skate park, no hooligans here, it’s just young teens enjoying what they love. I love that London gives them the space to do that.
Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden is the ultimate hippy hangout. The secret garden is smaller than it looks but it’s personality is big. Personally I think it’s the Crown Jewel of London. The colours are the beauty of this little area, like the colours of Sorrento, Neal’s Yard draws you in. Inside it’s filled with Organic beauty remedies, Juice shops, Parisian style Cafes boasting Gluten free and Vegan cakes and a small seating area in the middle which I recommend to sit and read in.
The people are as vibrant as the area!
One more place I would recommend is Brighton. OK so it’s not actually in London but I feel it’s still local as I can get there so quick, a mere 40 minutes by train from Clapham Junction. Brighton is an eclectic place, as eclectic as the people who reside there. I’m quite lucky I’ve got to go several times this year. Certainly the heat wave this year has people running to the beach but I would recommend Brighton in the months of April and May, when it’s not too hot nor cold and the beach is mildly secluded, empty beaches are a pleasure. And I’m guessing Brighton in the snow would be spectacular!
When in Brighton eat Chips and Beans, I would say Fish and Chips but I’m a veggie!
So I’ll leave you with this photo of Brighton beach and what I think of it