Continuing from my previous post, I mentioned that we stayed indoors a lot. Dishoom cafe was one of the cafes where we stayed there the longest. They had THE best chai lattes I swear. It was so smooth and fragant and oh so warm!
Shoreditch is a district in the East End of London. My lovely friend, Sarathira, thought I would love to visit this place so she brought me there. And boy did I fall in love. This place reminds me so much of Melbourne! The cafes, the people and just the whole vibe is so chill compared to central London where everyone is busy hustling around.
Columbia Road's flower market is a must visit when you come to London. You will find lots of locals and tourists at the market getting their hands on freshly cut flowers at a fraction of the price you'll find in central London.
Sometimes in a hustle bustle of a big city like London, you need a park like Hyde Park Gardens to sit down and appreciate nature's beauty. Walking around Hyde Park in the morning a 8 a.m is one of my favourite things to do in London.
Knightsbridge is located in the West of London or pretty much where Harrods is. You'll see lots of tourists and nice fancy apartments in this area. There were too many tourists for my liking that's why I only walk the streets early in the morning or late at night after dinner. The first week was spent mostly in this area just walking around looking for food. Thank God for PAUL and Starbucks cause they are the only ones open at 7.30 in the morning. No thanks to jet lag I wake up at 5 a.m in the morning and I get sleepy around 3 p.m. Booo! The tasty pastries at PAUL and yummy Pumpkin Spiced Latte did help me get through the horrible jet lag though. I love walking the streets in the early morning and late at night to capture some shots. It's so peaceful and calming for me. I think I've found my therapy to release stress. :)
The last picture was captured by my good friend Alia who's currently residing in London. You should've seen the pictures my mom offered to help me take at the very same spot. Oh dear. That's all I can say. But kudos to my sweet mother for trying so hard. She really is the sweetest. :)
Stay tuned for more travel pictures!
Happy weekend everybody!