LIFESTYLE / TRAVEL

London: Day 2

Sep 07, 2017 | By New Darlings

Our second day in London was definitely not as jam-packed as our first. We surrendered to the fact that we wouldn’t be seeing everything on our list and decided to take the day a bit slower. We kicked things off with a very fulfilling breakfast at Caravan, which was recommended by our dear friend Chris. He spent most of the summer in London and supplied us with a hefty list before we left town.  It definitely came in handy!  Also high on his list, was the Columbia Road Flower Market.  Since we were in town on a Sunday, we made sure to make our way over and check it out.  We instantly felt jealous of the locals who get to experience this weekly.  The vendors shouting out their deals over the chatty, very packed crowd was a definite highlight of our trip.  The flowers were beautiful.  We even spotted a ton of cacti.  Well done, London!  This was awesome.  Our afternoon was spent wandering the streets of Shoreditch, checking out the shops, the art, and just thoroughly enjoying being out and about.  After some shopping, and some coffee, we finished off the night at Sketch, which definitely lives up to all the hype.  It was a pretty perfect London day if you ask us!

Where We Ate:
-Caravan
-Over Under Coffee
-Muriel’s Kitchen
-Sketch

What We Saw/Where We Shopped:
-Columbia Road Flower Market
-Labour & Wait
-Shoreditch
-Harvey Nichols

What We Wore:
His Look 1: J.Crew Suit (similar here) | Steven Allen Shirt (similar here) | Gucci Loafers (similar here and here) | Coach Watch (similar here)

Hers Look 1: Madewell Sweater | Topshop Pants (similar here and here) | Gucci Purse (similar here) and Loafers (similar here) | e.l.f. Lipstick in “Velvet Rope”
Look 2: Urban Outfitters Blouse (old — similar here and here) | Vintage Pants (similar here and here) | Steve Madden Heels (similar here and here) | Gucci Purse (similar here) | e.l.f. Lipstick in “Velvet Rope”

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2 comments on “London: Day 2”

  1. Tips for things to do from a local:

    – Find the pergola at Hampstead heath (and swim in the ponds if you’re feeling brave)
    – Eat brick lane bagels and monti’s deli sandwiches
    – Borough market and Flat Iron Square in London bridge
    – Kyoto gardens in Holland Park
    – Camden Town market and Kerb food market
    – China Town and have a mooch around Soho
    – Exhibition at the Barbican and find the conservatory
    – Go see something at the Union Chapel in Islington, or a gig at the Village Underground in Shoreditch
    – Go to Hackney and Dalston and Stoke Newington for a mooch
    – If it’s still raining, go to the design museum,V&A, British Museum
    – Go to a secret cinema event or gospeloke
    – Find a good view – you can walk up Monument or visit Duck and Waffle or Sky Gardens if you want to avoid the Shard

    Enjoy! There is so much fun to be had in our amazing city!

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