London is one of my favorite cities. I think some of it has to do with that it was the first big, metropolitan city I visited. The first time was when I was 10 or 11 years old with my family, and before I moved to the UK two years ago, I visited many more time. My brother studied in London for three years, which gave me an excuse to go, and last summer I worked and lived in the city myself. Now that I love quite close, I often take the train out when I need a bit of a faster pace and city life.
One of the things I love the most about London is how you can discover new neighborhoods every time you visit. Having explored the city quite a bit, I still manage to see new things whenever I go. My first few visits always included walking along the Thames, snapping a picture of Big Ben, walking up and down Oxford Street, shopping way too much in Primark, and eating at Pret. Although I still enjoy doing these things, I have now found other areas I like to explore. Some of my favorites include Islington, St. Katherine’s Docks and Fitzrovia. London has some of the best public transportation there is, however I always end up walking everywhere. More than often I choose the wrong shoes, but I love walking around, listening to music without really knowing where I am going.
This morning I had a meeting in London and decided to make a day out of it. The meeting was in an area I had not been before, Clapham South, and it was such a lovely place to walk around. It’s south of the river, and away from the hustle and bustle of central London, but there was still lots of little shops and cafes.
After exploring for a little I hopped on a bus and then the tube, and headed to Victoria Station. A few days ago I found a cafe on Pinterest that looked super cute, and since I am all for a lovely storefront, I had to stop by. It’s all pink, filled with cupcakes, cakes and coffee, and it was the perfect place to celebrate some great news.
The place is called Peggy Porschen, and everyone was taking pictures of the lovely decor and of course the delicious cakes! I ordered a latte and a chocolate salted caramel cupcake – and the cupcake was truly one of the best I’ve had. The frosting was maybe a bit too sweet, but together with the bitterness of the coffee, it was the perfect balance. Definitely recommend!
After my little cupcake stop I headed towards Chelsea, one of my favorite areas. I walked along Pont Street and then Walton Street, both of which are lovely with independent cafes and shops, and cute mews (little streets). I reached Sloane Avenue and decided to walk towards Hyde Park passing by South Kensington, instead of continuing to Chelsea.
After walking through the park for a bit I decided to do some window shopping in a few shops on Oxford Street that we don’t have where I live, such as Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters, before heading back to the Paddington to catch my train.
Now it’s back to reality and exam revision, but I can’t wait for my next little trip into London!
I hope you enjoyed this post!
Lots of love,