Asakusa
Food

Ambiance A snug little gem right by Mornington Crescent station, I wouldn’t have noticed it if I were just walking by. Despite looking crowded inside, the restaurant actually seats quite a few as there is also a basement. Felt authentic the moment you walk in because most of the staff are Japanese. I would definitely…

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Hyper Japan Christmas Market
Diary

While looking at TimeOut for things to do in London on weekends, the boyfriend and I came across Hyper Japan Christmas Market. They usually hold two events a year, one in the summer/spring and one for Christmas. We took a while to figure out if we should pay extra for the sushi judging contest and…

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Yalla Yalla
Food

Ambiance Cute little cozy restaurant in a quieter street in Soho, with wooden furniture and cushy pillows on the sides. The restaurant was quiet but always had patrons coming in and out; the servers were very nice and quite attentive. Drinks Of course I ordered the freshly squeezed juice – it was delicious! Value Between…

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Riding House Cafe
Food

Ambiance I was highly amused by the chairs, which were flip-down wooden chairs that you’d find in theatres. The decoration was quite charming, not pretentious like some places that try to be rustic but end up giving off that fake, Disneyland kind of vibe. Our service was prompt and efficient, making a reservation is highly…

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Harwood Arms
Food

The boyfriend and I were checking lists of best Sunday roasts in London and came across this little gem – Harwood Arms, currently the only pub to win a Michelin star. It was a no brainer that we booked it straight away, luckily they have opentable bookings so we easily found a Sunday reservation that…

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Chicken Shop
Food

Rotisserie chicken can be the lifeless fowl wrapped in a foil bag from the deli section of the grocery store… or it could be like the one from Chicken Shop. Ooh boy. Ambiance The homestyle rustic decoration was setting a cozy and friendly mood, but parts of it felt a bit too new to be…

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I Love Nata
Food

Ambiance Super cute little shop in the Covent Garden area. If you’ve finished a meal without dessert, this is the perfect place to drop by. The shop has a cute custard tart colour theme going on, and always feels upbeat despite being empty both times I visited. Drinks They offer hot drinks like coffee and…

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Guy Fawkes night
Diary

If you’re around London in early November, it’s worthwhile to try and catch fireworks anywhere in the city. The boyfriend and I were lucky that there were free fireworks happening near the river when we went out on a casual stroll. The ticketed events are just as worthwhile. We attended the one Richmond holds on…

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St. James’s Park
Diary

A walk through the lovely St. James’s Park with my old friend Claire. I wish there was something closer to scale when I took the photo, because the pelicans were massive!

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Anger management
Diary

London is making me a very cross person. I’m annoyed getting to work, I’m annoyed getting home from work, I’m annoyed meeting up with people after work. When your workplace is smack dab in the middle of three tube stations it really makes it inconvenient to get around unless you wear runners and plan to…

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