Monday, May 05, 2014

Lovely London

London is just 1hr 30mins away by train so it's no surprise that I find myself visiting quite often. My visits are usually a mix of catching up with friends, food, coffee, shopping and Art galleries. London is lovely whenever the weather but on lovely sunny days, there really is no place quite like it! I keep telling myself, it's high time I just made the move...
Visits are ALWAYS planned around food and I visited Gogi with Kristabel and Yishyene, which is a great little Korean restaurant. Confronted with the menu and it's many dishes on offer, I opted for an easy favourite, Yukgaejang which is a spicy beef stew which is absolutely delicious with rice. The spicy, soupy goodness is really great comfort food. I really love Korean food but I'm no expert however to me, it tasted pretty authentic and just the right amount of kick. 
A vist to London is never without a trip to some kind of tea/coffee establishment and Drink Shop Do in Kings Cross was a place that my friend suggested. As you walk in, it's a shop selling gift cards, sweets and books and then beyond is the coffee shop (which doubles up as a bar come evening time!) The interior is really eclectic with mismatched chairs, plates and cutlery, prints on the walls and lovely hanging paper decorations. I had the Jammy dodger cake, homemade lemonade and most importantly, caught up with  a few of my favourite people from uni.  Drink Shop Do always seem to have loads of crafty, Arty and musical events too which all sound fun. When I was editing the pic of the brightly coloured decorations, I noticed the spider detail in the skylight which freaked me out a little bit! It seems to be part of the decor *shudder* scroll back up and see if you can spot it! Now I can't 'unsee' it...


  1. Beautiful photos, darling Winnie!

  2. I really ought to make more of an effort to visit London! Once every year or so isn't enough! xx

  3. Looks fun and delicious!

  4. Lovely pictures! The food at the Korean restaurant looks delicious. London is about the same trek for me but I hardly ever go, dying to go to the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A before it closes though! xx

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  5. If I ever visit England, it will be to London

  6. Ohh I love this post! London cityscapes and Korean food. :)

  7. Ahh that spider is terrifying! Really wanted to go to Drink Shop Do last time I was in London but didn't make it along. Is definitely on my list for next time, as long as I can forget about that spider! Xx

  8. Eep! That spider is really scary, considering how cute the rest of the decor is. I loved London when I was there and I can't wait to go back.

  9. Gorgeous photos, I miss London, and may move back one day! Will have to check out that lovely shop! :)

  10. I always forget how time translate to distance, an hour and a half away seems quite a distance but I realised I take an hour train ride to work and university on a daily basis.... And you make me excited to visit Europe, I'm guessing its so everyday to you... but being in Aus with no new country to explore so easily is quite boring.

    And I love korean food, but I am also no complete expert... at all, I just know its good.

  11. I do love London! After living there for 5 years I was quite ready to move to another country, but I will definitely move back. It's just such an amazing city!

    {Teffy's Perks} X

  12. Oh these photos are just gorgeous. It looks like your trips to London are filled with many tasty adventures, and that's something that I can get behind! :)

  13. I really love a trip to London aswell. Although I am only an hour and ten minutes on the trai, I don't get to go nearly as often as I would like. Will definitely check pit Drink Shop Do next time I am there.

  14. WOW!! Beautiful!
    We nominated your blog with Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
    You can read all the detail in my blog.

  15. If I lived 1.5 hours away from London I'd go all the time too! Gorgeous food photos!


  16. I love the buildings of London- such a vintage, elegant place to be in! I'd loove to go there one day! The food all look soo good!! <3 yum!! x

    Chic Nikkie

  17. Yum, Yukgaejang and that cake! I just love food photos so much :3

  18. Looks like an amazing little trip! Love London, too. It gives me energy and there's always so much to see! x

  19. I do like London but haven't visited in ages, I need to get myself on a train, pronto!

    Maria xxx

  20. The photographs are gorgeous! I absolutely love them! I have never been to London but I really want to! All the food looks delicious, and the last place you mentioned looks really nice!

  21. lol i always plan my trips around food too. london is awesome!

  22. wow london is amazing!
    great pics!! beautiful place



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