If you follow me on Instagram you know I LOVE myself some good food and drinks, so I’ve complied a list of my favorite finds in London!
- Peggy Porshen Cakes: This bakery is not only adorable but it also has delicious cupcakes and hot chocolate. Beware this is a popular spot and there may be a line!
2. Domonique Ansel Bakery: Right down the street from Peggy Porchen. If you go you have to try their Cronut! It is AMAZING! We also tried their signature DKA (Domonique’s Kouigan Amann) which was essentially a caramelized croissant. Also highly recommend!!
3. Royal Exchange Grand Cafe: I mean COME ON – look at this place! Such a gorgeous space and it’s right around the corner from great shopping (for all price ranges)! Stop by here for a cup of tea or brunch before heading around the shops.
4. Milk Train: Why just have ice cream when you can have an ice cream cone with a cotton candy halo around it? To be honest, this place is 100% for the picture. The ice cream is pretty standard and also melts all over the place when you’re trying to take a picture – but worth it – I still say yes.
5. attendant: They have multiple locations but I recommend stopping by the one located in Fitzrovia. It’s located in an old Victorian toilet (seems strange but I swear it’s cool), and has the best Avocado Smash I think I’ve ever tasted! Food quality, atmosphere and the friendly staff all had me sold!
6. Dishoom: London is notorious for having good Indian food, and as a fairly recent fan of the cuisine I was so excited to see what all the hype was about. Dishoom did not disappoint. We had(from top to bottom) Lamb Chops, Veggies, Garlic Naan (duhh), Ruby Chicken (YUM!!) and DALL (also YUM!!).
7. Crosstown Doughnuts: Lots of locations and lots of delicious options to choose from. I was boring and tried their tradition glazed doughnut, but they pride themselves on their hand made sourdough rolls so I decided to try a more simple flavor to get a taste for the dough and it was on point!
8. Blues Kitchen: We came here for brunch after a workout class and it was a really cute place! Sadly no blues was playing but they did have bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s so that makes up for it right?
9. NightJar: Really cool Jazz Bar in an intimate setting with unique cocktails. This is not a cheap place to drink, but well worth the price. There is a different band and/or artist there every night so check the schedule before making a reservation. And speaking of reservations – you need one! This place is super small and very popular so plan in advance.
10. Madison: Last but definitely not least is Madison. I actually found this place through a photographer I met up with and it is such a hidden gem. Not very many tourists know about it (it’s located on the roof of a shopping center) and it has awesome views of Saint Paul’s Cathedral. Highly recommend coming here for sunset drinks!
Thanks for stopping by!