London

Well, helllloooo friendos

Welcome

I guess it’s happening. This is my first official Blogpost. A bit weird that it’s about London, not necessarily a city I have a relationship with, but I’ve spent more than 1 month here and got the chance to explore and get to know the city a bit.

Some of you even asked me if I moved here, since I’ve been posting stories and photos from London for over a month now. To be honest, I did have the chance to move to London for a year. So I got the opportunity of getting to know the city and decide whether to stay or well.. to leave. I’m not staying.  Turns out, it’s not my city. At all.  The rhythm is way too different from what my soul is comfortable with. Too fast. I literally couldn’t keep up with the Londoners, who seem to be constantly running from one point to another. So yes, the whole city is a bit overwhelming for little oz 😀 Too loud, too fast and waay too crowded. Oh, and one major downer is also that it’s SO DRAMATICALLY EXPENSIVE. Why must you be like this, London.

But don’t get me wrong, I did like the city, I just wouldn’t like to live here. London is extremely lively, vibrant, colorful, cool and diverse. I wanna say cool again, cause it’s so so cool, I’m telling you. I’ve never been to New York but I imagine that the vibes are pretty similar (which one New Yorker friend of mine approved! hah! Hi darling Louisa!) I actually had a great time exploring the city – but needed double that time to actually digest everything. I will definitely come back.

(When I’m exploring a city, I tend to walk aimlessly. Taking random trains in random directions, getting out when the stop sounds interesting. So far this has been the best way for me to really get to know a city and find the most beautiful corners and cafés.)

Ok now. Let the pictures speak:

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(This car was SO cute – also Kensington is just way too beautiful. Definitely one my favorite London neighborhoods)

 

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I found this café by chance and I thank god I did. When I walked in, I immediately had this feeling of peace and serendipity. It’s danish and you can definitely feel the Hygge inside! (Also, they have the best Cheese Kimchi Toast! Highly recommended!!)

“Hjem Kensington”
3 Launceston Pl, Kensington, London W8 5RL

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Fournier Street, Shoreditch, East London

London – it’s in the details:

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Royal Exchange Grand Café  (Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LR)

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which is inside of this building:

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sketch London (9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG)

This place has been on my list for so so long! So imagine my face when I walked into the pink room haha:) It did not disappoint!

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The Landmark London

A perfect place for tea time! Especially with their live piano – playing throughout the day. And if you know me, you know that I’m a sucker for palm trees.

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Victoria and Albert museum

I went there to see the Frida exhibition. I mean. FRIDA!!!! My heart smiled, people. It did. I felt it haha.

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This is the V&A museum café:

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Paper & Cup

  • book café
  • reasonable prices
  • prettttty sweet

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Host café

Church slash Café. Yes, that’s apparently a thing in London, hahah 🙂 I did not have coffee there since it’s not really my thing but I had to list it here cause.. how odd is this?! 😀

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Ask for Janice

  • great service
  • relaxed atmosphere
  • great drinks

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Sky Garden

Sky Garden was actually one of my favorite places and one I highly recommend!

  • London’s highest public garden
  • free entrance – but:
  • book your visit  – very important! otherwise they won’t let you in
  • great view over London

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Piccadilly Circus

My jaw literally dropped when I walked out of the Underline station. You have to see it to understand what I’m talking about.

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Neal’s Yard

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Covent Garden

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Notting Hill

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Carnaby Street

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Primrose Hill

I love love loved Primrose Hill. The view from here is stunning and the park is so so beautiful. Wanna be here in summer!!

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Soho London (one of many, but I like this corner a lot)

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Camden Market

The market was pretty cool but what I urge you to do – if you ever go there – is this:

CHIN CHIN – go to chin chin and get your sticky toffee pudding with ice cream. It’s to die for. I’m serious. GO! (I don’t have a picture, cause I was so excited lol)

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Kentish Town

I like Kentish Town. A lot. The station sounded nice so I got off the train. Thank god I did.

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Fuwa Fuwa 

This, people, is life. If you don’t know what a souffle pancake is, I’m more than happy to introduce you to edible heaven. It tastes like clouds. You’re welcome.
Oh and DON’T use the address from maps.
This is the address:
Unit 18, Brunswick Centre, Marchmont St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AE
(very close to Russell Square Station)

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Other places I won’t share pictures of, cause I guess this blogpost is already too long. Here you go:

  • Ben’s Cookies – best soft cookies! I loved the milk chocolate one. It’s divine.
  • The Hummingbird Bakery – Their cupcakes are LIFE.
  • Dominique Ansel Bakery – do yourself a favor and eat a frozen s’more there
  • Violet – for the best banana bread of your life. I promise.
  • The Breakfast Club Soho
  • The Barn (Café)
  • Kitchen & Pantry – in Notting Hill. Hands down, the best coffee I had in London.
  • Tate Britain – Museum

 

This is it, for now.
Hope you liked it:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “London

  1. Love this! thank you 🙂 you definitelt have to visit new york but I must say nyc is way more overwhelming in my opinion, in comparison London even seems oddly “calm”.
    I wish you all the best ❤️

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  2. Ahhh, my dearest Oz!! I’m just sooo happy to finally read your blog – IT MAKES MY HEART GET BIGGER AND BIGGER!! Your pictures are just breath-taking, I love the colors, it’s just so different than mine, but in a good way cause they’re soo smoth and every details are just 💘💫
    When I was in London I just felt the same thing!! I mean it’s really the opposite of Vienna, right? Ny first though was also “WOW, it’s just like a samll version of NY” 😂 There are just so many people and the sirens (did you also notice it?) OHHH and Piccadilly Circus – I just felt like beeing in Times square, don’t you think so?
    Btw YOU JUST NEEEEED TO POST YOUR PICTURES!! ALL OF THEM ARE JUST PERFECT 😍

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  3. Love love love this! Soooo many years I would do the same as you. Get on the tube or bus and get off and just walk. No smart phones or Insta back then so the memories are held in my heart. ❤️ I love this city so much!

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