I’ve started venturing into London more frequently, especially on weekends which is a rarity but has given me a great opportunity to not only meet up with friends, but also discover some new places – from Instagram worthy hot-spots to the best new vegan friendly haunts on my radar, you definitely don’t want to miss these next time your in Central…
This beautiful mural by Josephine Hicks seems to be being passed on from creative to creative at the moment, thanks to Natasha telling Ghenet who took me here a few weeks ago. You’ll have spotted this wall in my fashion post last week, and it’s based on Lyme Grove Road by a block of flats (you’ll need to climb under a barrier to get in) but is very well secluded for an outfit shoot or two 😉
Nearest Tube: Hackney Central Overground
Again another find based on a recommendation from Scarlett, Yorica! is an all dairy-free vegan friendly ice-cream parlour and oh my goodness I am in heaven! Tucked away on Wardour Street, Yorica serves ice-cream, fro-yo, waffles and crepes which are all vegan and taste DELICIOUS. I’ve taken 4 friends already, and opened a loyalty card. I’m deadly serious about vegan ice-cream.
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road
I’m so poorly cultured on London that I’m unaware of anything outside of Soho and Chelsea. It’s bad, but thankfully with East Landan novices like Ghenet I’ve been able to get my explore on and she once again delivered with Palm Vaults, the most Instagram of Instagram worthy places to eat and drink coffee since time began. It’s small and tucked away on Mare Street but it’s super popular (there was a huge queue when we got there) and has a very wide range of coffee, hot chocolate, juice, tea, homemade cakes, and lots of dairy-free milk too!
If you want to eat, you better book sharpish, but if grabbing a coffee is more your thing then I recommend the Tumeric Hot Chocolate and Dirty Chai, very delicious and come in picture perfect pink palm cups. Get in that alliteration Lauren!
Nearest Tube: Hackey Central Overground
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