24 posts tagged london
London Street Art
I think I have stated this before but…
…the street art in London - especially in Shoreditch…
…is beyond amazing.
Got to meet one of the artists earlier today who goes by the name Jimmy C . Here he is on his bicycle riding past one of his masterpieces here in London…
London’s Cereal Killer Cafe
It mainly serves cereal (never seen so many kinds in one place!!)😍
They make cereal cocktails if you get overwhelmed (mixtures of different cereals in one bowl).
(also: they have a portrait of Dexter made out of Cheerios 😳)
Rainy day in London. ☔️
Getting cozy here in my Shoreditch Airbnb apartment with tea & books. ☕️📚
First cup = Earl Grey.
Heading to Brighton later.
For now though all about tea and comfort.
Soho - London - Apartment
For the past week I have been staying in a beautiful apartment in Soho, London. Soho is in Central London and I initially picked out this apartment on AirBNB due to its location.
Since I had never visited London before I wanted my first week in London to be in a centrally located neighborhood close to major London Tube lines and close to great food options (including grocery stores!).
I have to say that I don’t think I could have picked out a better location. This was also my very first time staying in an AirBNB where the host lived in the apartment. I tend to be a super solitary person when traveling so I was curious to see how it would be to live with a local.
I loved it!!
Before I get into the Pros and Considerations for this listing, here is the actual listing since I know a lot of people were curious about this particular location:
Exclusive Bedroom in Stylish Soho
Also! If you will be using AirBNB anytime soon, here is $25 off your trip from me to you :). (the link is literally a coupon for $25 off, no strings attached)
1) The location really is perfect in terms of getting around.
The apartment is a block or two off of Oxford Street which is a major hub in the area (full of shopping). It is also a 5 minute walk from the Oxford Circus station on the London Tube. This is a major station that connects to quite a few other lines. I had no problem getting around and took the train every single day.
This is the view from my bedroom.
2) This is a vibrant neighborhood when it comes to food options.
One of the things I like about AirBNB is that I get to save money by cooking most of my meals on my own. It gives me a chance to also experience grocery shopping in different locales around the world which is fun.
This apartment was super close to a Marks and Spencers which is a major grocery chain in London. I was able to stock up on breakfast items and necessities.
That said, Soho also has TONS of great restaurants! I ate my first ever fish & chips (and mushy peas!) at what is considered by some people to be one of the best fish & chips places in London (called Golden Union) and it was literally 2 blocks from my apartment!:
3) The apartment is super comfortable and the bedroom was lovely.
Living room and kitchen area.
4) The decorations were artsy and smile-worthy:
5) The host Anis is absolutely lovely and made my stay extra wonderful.
When I arrived she made us a pot of tea and I felt like I was meeting an old friend. She also kept the apartment spotless and was respectful of privacy and downtime which is such a huge plus!
Since this was my first experience staying with a live-in host, I feel like I really lucked out.
1) Literally the only thing I could think of is mostly just a suggestion if you stay here.
I live on the Lower East Side and I am relatively used to noise at night and in the mornings. When I travel, I make sure to always bring with me a great pair of ear plugs.
Because Soho is very much like the Lower East Side, it can be a bit noisy.
HOWEVER, I slept like a baby with my ear plugs.
So, I would recommend ear plugs to help with heavenly sleep (although, I recommend ear plugs for any and all travel so really this is a general recommendation too!)
Today, I move into another apartment in Shoreditch. I will miss Soho so much!
Hope you enjoyed my little travel journal summary of where I stayed!
London at night. 🌃
View of Tower Bridge, Thames, HMS Belfast from Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London 💕