Culture

Never underestimate Dalston and East London

When visiting London, it is important to think “outside the box” and explore some districts you wouldn’t initially go to.

Shoreditch is usually categorized as hipsterville! But it is also bursting with creativity and unique flavours – in other words a huge panel of street food. It is not just about Brick Lane!

Market life is what makes East London a buzzing place to visit and taste.

Check Dalston Yard short video below – a real discovery for some.

Street food and pop-ups are getting bigger and more popular. A simple setup which can be a derelict (but safe) warehouse or just a car park and in a couple hours it can become a real village for foodies and other amateurs of exotic and world cuisine.

Are we done and dusted with Harrods or Selfridges food hall? Probably not. It just depends on the type of individuals. Same as fashion, bookshops and overall culture. There is something for everyone.

Street Food

Street Food

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London: discover Fitzrovia

London is a great capital city with various areas to visit, discover and explore.

Tourists always mention Mayfair and Soho. Younger generations are about Shoreditch.

What about Fitzrovia?

A name which sounds more Eastern European…but it is absolutely part of London.

If you take the Tube to Tottenham Court Station and walk a few minutes north of Oxford Street, you will be in….Fitzrovia. It is that close and simple to access the quaint streets. Almost like a little village in the middle of a the capital.

Fitzrovia map

Fitzrovia map

What to expect, see, purchase?

It is a real cultural sector with a lot of independent businesses. It is not old fashioned or derelict like East London used to be.

There are printers, galleries, restaurants, framers, coffee shops…etc

To give people a better understanding of what is around there, Fitzrovia Journal does that job.

Fitzrovia Journal - Header banner

Fitzrovia Journal – Header banner

Fitzrovia Journal Issue 2

Fitzrovia Journal Issue 2

…Neatly tucked away between the wealth of Marylebone, the edgy energy of Soho and the grandeur of Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia is peaceful and attractive, home to small media organisations, small pubs and small restaurants and a smattering of decent hotels… Source

Fitzrovia journal is a free cultural magazine (without arrogance) available from all good retailers in that area. It is about the life & style (or lifestyle) of people making that area of London unique, friendly, warm and stress free.

Now you know it but keep it for yourself…

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Food: eat flowers in London

There are trends everywhere and for everything. This also affects what is on your plate when going out for a meal. A few years back it was all about goats cheese and roasted vegetables or bruschetta, mozzrella and other tapas.

Some places also started to serve and charge for bread with olive oil.

Nowadays, we are going closer to nature: main ingredient being flowers.

Pizza with edible flowers pansy

Pizza with edible flowers pansy

London is doing this rather well and here are a few ideas:

The list can be longer but for this read the full article from Londonist HERE.

Flowers Sake

Flowers Sake

 

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