But as much as people keep claiming bewilderment from finding 5-pound notes in their pockets…
Without a doubt, as an architect and permanent tourist of London, The Houses of Parliament are to me , together with St Paul’s Cathedral, one of the city’s most iconic buildings.
Organised by Artichoke, the trust specialised in bringing art to the masses in the context of the city, and whose projects have included the crowd stopping The Sultan’s Elephant and the 4th plinth, this was an enchanting festival that last January brought Londoners onto the streets despite the cold.
Open house London is an event that takes over the streets of London in the middle of September each year . (This year: yesterday and today)
(The Song Que Cafe frontage, a bright green reference in the street-scape)
When I first arrived to London a French friend of mine, who was the biggest fan of the Uk, told me about this place.
I cannot even remember when was the last time I sat at a restaurant while I listened to good music being played on vinyl.
The pizzas at Story are very thin yet packed with flavour thanks to the very generous organic toppings which are, no doubt, the star of each dish.
This Franco-Japanese business is both a fishmonger and an informal eatery.
British people are known, across the world, for their eccentricity and it is for this reason that the following idea for a cafe makes sense… at least in London, for I could not imagine any other place, in the world, where one would go to the toilet to eat a sandwich. The attendant opened its … Continue reading The attendant, coffee-loo
A few weeks ago we bumped into the former manager of the Bento Cafe in Camden at the local supermarket.
Very often you read reviews and decide that you should pop by the relevant restaurant to try it;
London is packed with surprises, but they generally come in the form of some cultural discovery.
Last week, during our Japanese food shopping, we came across an add for Ichiryo, a new udon restaurant due to open in New Oxford Street.
We have recently completed the refurbishment of an apartment in North Finchley
Last week my colleagues and I were on the way to the office from a meeting when we realised that we were about to drive pass the New London Cafe.
To me, Primrose hill is THE secret park of London.
When, like me, you have been going to the same Vietnamese restaurant for years and years, the idea of considering an alternative in another part of the city it is, some how, a much easier task than doing so next door to your favourite eatery.
I cannot remember ever starting a restaurant review by discussing its architecture, specially in regards to its lavatories.
As part of our business (Atelier Eura) back in September 2013 we purchased a property in North Finchley, an area of London unknown to us, at the time, full of charm and opportunities.
We had often found ourselves in Shad Thames looking for something to eat, and generally resorted to nearby Bermondsey Street since the offer in the riverfront (except the Blue Print cafe that is) seems overpriced and touristic to us at least.
When we moved to North London from Fulham we found that it was a big contrast…
Oh my, oh my! This restaurant is incredible… Just look at the pictures if you don’t believe me!
I was thinking this morning that as fabulous as London is,
Ciao Bella is one of our favourite Italian restaurants in London. They are located in the most gorgeous street: Lambs conduit. Lambs conduit is a shopping paradise . It has many independent and small chains where you will find gorgeous bags, bikes, bed throws, candles, shoes, jackets, dresses, old maps and designer stationary , to … Continue reading Ciao Bella
Dalston has become, in the past few years, the centre of cool in London. From the independent shops to the cafes, barbers or restaurants, the whole area feels buzzing of creativity. It feels like a community that wants to live in the area, not only pass by, a community that has settled down and integrated … Continue reading Mix kebab at Mangal, Dalston
We discovered Bintang on the Sunday of Chinese New year weekend.
Despite the fact that I live in London , i don’t remember when was the last time that I stood in Piccadilly circus waiting for friends. That is , of course, before last Friday night.