Last Easter we spent in London, and every time I go there, I ask myself why I do not go there more often. Such a dynamic city where each time there is something new to discover. Like this great hotel in the cool Eastern part of London, Shoreditch. An affordable and cool design hotel where you feel immediately at home. The restaurant and bar are popular hang outs, also for non hotel guests. The rooms are spacious and beds and bathroom are like you would like at home. Breakfast is not included but a little something to get you started hangs outside your door in the morning: a banana, a juice, some yoghurt and granola. Isn’t that the nicest touch?
While scrolling through Brick Lane area and markets (East London) don’t miss this delicious pizza place. It is an untypical restaurant in a warehouse style, with antique furniture, organically grown ingredients and crusty pizza’s. Large windows and a lovely welcoming atmosphere.
And while you are discovering the Eastern part of London, Shoreditch, Cheshire Street is a little street worth a visit, just off Brick Lane. Plenty of original stores with hand made items, textiles, gifts, vintage clothes etc. Just 2 examples: Handmade interiors and Mar Mar Co. Many shops are also open on Sundays.
A perfect location for a lunch. We were just strolling through the streets and found this spot off Oxford street leading into the Marylebone area. An unpretentious, happy, colourful place, stylish designed and serving very nice modern Libanese food. At the same time they sell some beautiful bags and jewellery as well.