Saturday, 1 August 2015

Make Life Less Boring in London


We’re half way through our summer already and even though the scorching temperatures of early July seem like forever ago, this shouldn’t turn you into a couch potato. There is still lots to see and do in slightly less balmy temperatures and if you’re one of those ‘ been there, done that’ people, then it’s time to try something new. Read on!

Hike the Capital Ring or the London Loop 

What? I hear you say? Hiking in London? Well, London is apparently one of the greenest cities on earth. In terms of green space I mean, maybe not in terms of clean air… )Not only are there numerous public parks in this city, but believe it or not, there are lots of woods, meadows, rivers and canals dotted around London as well. Don’t believe me? Dig out those hiking boots and walk the Capital Ring and the London Loop walking trails and you’ll see what I mean.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Jack the Ripper Tour


One thing to do in London that still remained on my to-do list was going on a Jack the Ripper tour. There are several tour companies out there that organise these walking tours, but the one I went on was organised by a lady called Jude who also runs photography workshops. So this Jack the Ripper tour doubled as a photograpy tuition walk as well.

Jack the Ripper Tour

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Vietnamese Food at Song Que Cafe


I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week I had Vietnamese food at Song Que Cafe in shoreditch. I had my mind set on coming to Kingsland road as I'd seen he numerous Vietnamese restaurants lining the pavement many times before. With these series I finally had to go and try one.
I'd taken quite a big group to tag along on this occasion which got me worried whether they'd be able to seat all of us. But worried I needn't have been. The first row of Vietnamese restaurants were completely empty with the staff looking at us invitingly to come in. I didn't want to settle for any old one so we kept walking.

My friend Megan who used to live in the area said there was one particular one that was good an pretty popular since it had been featured in Time Out. Which was Song Que. At first glance it doesn't look like much. It's actually rather cheap looking with unflattering lighting, cheap furniture and paper table cloths. They were very accommodating to seat a group of 9 and started pushing tables together for us. so that balanced out the aesthetics.
We got settled in with some cool Saigon beers which was a welcome refreshment from the hot weather outside. Although the AC inside Song Que was almost blowing us out the door.

Vietnamese Food at Song Que Cafe

Sunday, 26 July 2015

A Day in St Albans


This summer being my summer of 'get out and discover more of England', I headed north and spent a day in St Albans yesterday. Only a 20 minutes's train ride away from St Pancras Station, St Albans feels miles away from London's urban hustle and bustle.

A Day in St Albans