LONDON hotspots


Hi there! In this blogpost I will be sharing my favorite hotspots of London that I got to discover last weekend with my boyfriend Vincent. I hope you like these spots as much as I did. If you visit them, let me know what you think of 'm :) Do not forget to use the hashtag #HotspotsSeenbyJoya so that I can look up what you guys think of the hotspots that I'm sharing :)


Love,
Joya


PECKHAM

First of all, I found out that Peckham is an upcoming arty district located in the south of London. So I decided to look up some cool places. When going there, it took us about 15 to 20 minutes (leaving from Shoreditch).

The Bussey Building AKA The CLF Art CafĂ©
The Bussey Building is a hidden tram depot in the middle of Peckam, located on the main road of Peckham. When entering The BB, there's a lot of variety in things you can do: Nineteen is a cafe where you can have a drink and little bite. Rye Wax is located in the basement and offers you tons of vinyl records, but also a performance space, where comics and a mix of artists come by. Also you can attend some workshops. Arty vibes all over the place!
Address: 133 Rye Lane






Some random shots I made in the neighborhood






SHOREDITCH
Walking around through Shoreditch, I saw this Religion store, a brand that I got to know at the pressdays last season. Definitely love a first sight so we checked out the store.
Address: 128 Shoreditch High Street



Rokit is one of the vintage stores that we visited and has 4 stores in London. The Rokit stores were my favorites because they offer you a bunch of well-selected vintage clothing. Also for those of you that are looking for an oversized jeans jacket, go there!
Address: 107 Brick Lane




A gathering of concept stores, pop-up stores, drink&food spots made out of shipping containers. Great spot to walk through and have a bite.
Address: 2-4 Bethnal Green Road




SOHO, COVENT GARDEN and LONDON CITY
When tired and thirsty while shopping ('cause yes Soho is so nice to shop), make a quick stop at Urban Tea Rooms. They have great coffee and tea, plus you can buy some pastries.
Address: 19 Kingly Street





When you turn around the corner, you'll see Mother Mash, which is an AWESOME spot to eat sausage and mashed potatoes covered in gravy. De-li-cious (if you're in for the real English food) :)
Address: 26 Ganton Street



Monki is a women brand that I got to know through my sister and that I have liked from the start. Loved to finally visit their store. Of course Vincent had to try out those crazy mirrors and look how nice this picture actually is!
Address: 37-39 Carnaby Street



Right next to the spot where Oasis shot their cover for 'What's The Story? Morning Glory' we found this amazing vinyl shop, where mister Vincent haddddd to buy some records. Oh how I love watching him looking around to find some 'I've always wanted these'-records (#cute).
Address: 75 Berwick Street



Always a nice idea to walk around and do some shopping at Covent Garden. The balloons that can be seen at Covent Garden at the moment are a creation, titled Heartbeat, of Charles PĂ©tillion, a French artist and photographer (click HERE and HERE to see some pictures of them on my Instagram). There's an interesting article about the 100,000 balloons up HERE.

Check out my Instagram for more pictures :)


Walking around through Neal's Yard, we passed by this pizzeria where a bunch of people were waiting, so we went there to check it out. Arriving there, we noticed that you could just take out (or eat inside -make you sure you book a table if you want so-) slices of pizza. As we weren't that hungry, we took out some slices for the both of us and took seat at a random bench at Neal's Yard. Super cosy!
Address: 
13 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden


CAMDEN
Camden was our last spot to visit during our stay in London. We went there on a Sunday, which was a good and a bad idea. Loooads of people go there on Sunday for a 'multicultural bite' from the different foodtrucks (literally every country is represented, although I think Belgium wasn't? Oops ;) ). Also you can do some vintage shopping, as well as buying handmade jewels and other stuff. 




WHERE TO STAY?
We stayed at the Qbic Hotel in Shoreditch. Very much recommending this hotel, because of: friendly staff, amazing design, hygiene on point, free internet (important to two online-busy-bees!), great location and the best cocktail of the week.






Pictures by Vincent Fierens and myself
Pictures of the Qbic Hotel from their website
Edited by Billie Gielen

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