Places & space - London
We are quite fortunate to be living and working in London, there is so much to do, see and eat. We have listed ten of our favourite spaces and places in London to give you some inspiration for your city break or if you live here, maybe some newfound motivation to explore London.
Chin Chin Lab
Do the best hot chocolate ever, that is if you like your marshmallow, they keep their menu updated with new and wacky combos. Their main product is ice cream, but if we’re near Camden lock this time of year we make a beeline for their signature hot chocolate.
This street in Shoreditch is a design lovers dream come true, whether you have all day or need to kill an hour, there’s plenty to see and do in Redchurch Street and the surrounding areas. With shops such as Monologue; a boutique home-ware shop with modern and Scandinavian-inspired decor, Modern Society; the place you can get everything from art, accessories, clothes and a cup of coffee and Hostem; unisex fashion boutique, which is in constant change, so there’s always something new to see. You’ll also find coffee shops and Boundary; a 17 room hotel, with a restaurant and rooftop bar.
Sake No Hana
Located in Mayfair and a part of Hakkasan Restaurant Group, Sake No Hana serves contemporary Japanese dishes and sushi, in a well-designed space, that has taken inspiration from Japanese architecture and made modern. When you arrive you are led up a narrow escalator and all the staff welcomes you in Japanese.
They work with the best of Britain’s small, artisan producers and farmers. They started out opening up in St Pancras to give commutes the option of exciting and healthy food and drink. They have since opened two more sites, one is a big two story corner site in Marylebone, which includes a deli counter, a juice bar, a coffee shop, a bakery, hot food and a fridge full of wraps, sandwiches and salads.
A collection of galleries exhibiting work by international artists. It was a great way to discover galleries that are hidden away but right under our nose in central Soho. The art is weird, contemporary and fine arty but we recommend just for the discovery
Ole & Steen Bakery
I might be a bit biased since I’m Danish, but it’s so wonderful that Ole & Steen Bakery has opened in London’s west end, here you can get your rye bread, Danish pastries and open sandwiches, it can all be enjoyed inside, they even have a little mezzanine seating area or you can bring it home, it doesn’t get anymore hygge than that!
The Albion is a lovely pub nestled in amongst the back streets of Angel; looks very unassuming from the outside but when you walk through to the beer garden you see why it’s so popular! Really beautiful - has lovely wisteria everywhere, perfect on an early summers evening with some g&t’s!
Swingers is a Crazy gold club inspired by 1920’s gold-clubs. They club is located in the city of London and is 16.000 square feet big. The space consists of two nine whole crazy gold courses, five cocktail bars, three street food vendors, a two story club house with a gin terrace, DJs and an app for your scorecards.
Farmopolis is located on Greenwich Peninsula’s Old Coal Jetty and has a greenhouse, café, restaurant and performance space, with a view over the River Thames. In 2016 they rescued all the plants from the Chelsea Flower Show and transformed the Jetty into a floating garden. Farmopolis is currently in hibernation, but will be back later this year.
An art deco style place to feel disconnected with the outside world. Serving cocktails, rare spirits and food with attention to details, like one of a kind mugs. At Oriole they also have a live band playing jazz music.