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Shopping In Soho

In the second of my Soho trilogy (check out my Eating in Soho post here), I present to you my favourite shopping in London’s Soho.

You don’t need to spend a lot of time in Soho to realise that there’s a lot of style in this very happening part of London. If you want to be able to predict the direction that fashion is going in, just prop yourself up at a terrace cafe in Soho, watch and take notes. It’s a hive of creatives and cool kids. Continue reading “Shopping In Soho”

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Eating in Soho

It’s fair to say I spend a lot of my time in and around the the buzz of London’s Soho. Soho has everything to make my life complete: amazing restaurants, great coffee, mind blowing cocktails bars, intriguing boutiques and just a touch of the crazies to keep you on your toes.

In the first of my three part series, giving you the inside tips on where to eat, drink and shop in Soho, I focus on Soho restaurants. AKA, where to find your foodie happy place, Soho style. Continue reading “Eating in Soho”

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London Coffee

When I first moved to London ten years ago, London’s coffee scene did nothing to impress this self-confessed coffee snob from the coffee-mecca of Melbourne. There were a handful specialty coffee haunts scattered across London such as Flat White in Soho, but you had to be in the know to track down your quality caffeine fix.

Back then, if you happened to discover the rare and precious gem of a quality coffee purveyor, you’d find it jam packed wall to wall with antipodeans such as myself. We’d flock there to get the kind of caffeine buzz that only the best baristas, using the best roasted beans, can brew up.

Nowadays, thanks in part to the antipodean influence as well as the invention of the hipster, London’s coffee scene is thriving. I’m in a constant state of caffeine-induced jittery paranoia, which is the tell-tale sign that I’m getting decent coffee on a regular basis. It’s a small price to pay. Continue reading “London Coffee”

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London Markets | Three of the Best

London is amazing. It has the most beautiful and impressive sites you could ever wish to see. Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square… The list is endless. But if you fancy doing something a little off-the-beaten-track, where you’ll see a side of London that your average, track-suit-wearing tourist won’t see then consider London’s eclectic and ever-so-cool London markets.

Here, I present to you three of the best London markets that will give you ultimate London kudos when presenting your holiday slide-show to enthralled family and friends on your return home: Broadway Market, Maltby Street Market and Columbia Road Flower Market. Continue reading “London Markets | Three of the Best”