Three things I love about my favourite city
I think I *may* have mentioned on here before that London is my all time favourite city. I really love the place, from it’s streets that are paved with gold (metaphorical gold of course) to the diversity of the people – it’s interesting, exciting and downright awesome. I’ve been to Barcelona, Paris, Dublin, Edinburgh, Palma, etc but there is nothing that quite compares to LDN. Here’s my three favourite things about the city…
1. There’s always something to do and it’s always weird, wonderful or over the top
2. They have the best places to eat
I’d love to go to a supper club. Professional chefs and foodies open their houses to welcome a select number of guests for an intimate meal. It’s a great opporunity to try something really different and get to know new people.
There are always amazing or unique restaurants opening. Prawn on the Lawn in Islington started life as a seafood bar and fishmonger and is now a small basement restaurant serving delicious seafood and the Cereal Killer Cafe in Shoreditch serves only cereal. Even for dinner.
3. Everything starts in London
There are lots of things that start life as only available in the capital. One example I’m thinking of is an advertisement I saw for a ballet fit class (an exercise I might actually enjoy) in Marie Claire. I scoured the internet trying to find one near me but the only classes were in London. By the time it makes it up to the Midlands, London will be on to the next thing. I don’t think bikram yoga has even made it up here yet.
London’s full of hipsters and “cool people” who are always starting awesome trends or bringing something retro back and it really does seem to be the epicentre of the country.
So these are probably the three best things but to be honest, I found it really difficult to narrow it down to just three – there’s loads of amazing things about the city. Basically, it’s just a really buzzy atmosphere and as soon as my train pulls into St Pancras station, I’m excited to be there and I’m always sad to leave – already planning my next trip down south.
It just so happens Mr P and I are visiting London next week for a mini-break. Follow our adventures on Twitter with the hashtag #PartridgeLondonTrip and feel free to suggest somewhere great to eat or something fun to do!