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Finding London

I have been traveling to London since I was 21 years old. I reckon I have made at least 45 to 50 visits to this incredible city. Over the years I have had my favorite part of London. Covent Gardens, Knightsbridge, Kings Row, the list goes on and on. But on my recent trip, I found my new favorite!

Islington

Islington

Have you heard of it? You can access this hip area of London by tube through either the Highbury & Islington Station via the Victoria line, or Angel Station via the Northern line. My recommendation is to start at the top (Highbury & Islington) and head down Upper Street until you reach Angel Station. The entire walk with shopping, eating, and walking can be a great afternoon jaunt.

Ottolenghi

Ottolenghi

Halfway down Upper Road you will run into Ottolenghi (author of “Plenty” and the Jerusalem Cookbook“). This is a must for anyone in London that loves quality cuisine. You will never get in at night without a reservation a month in advance. But if you arrive early for lunch you stand a chance.

Communal Dining

Communal Dining

Sweet Stuff

Sweet Stuff

Mediterranean Miracle

Mediterranean Miracle

Once you are stuffed, cross the street and look forFolklore, what I believe to be the coolest Interior/Entertaining shop in London. You see, everything in Folklore is made by a craftsman or an artist. Each piece is hand-made from African villages to a village in Wales. If you like the one-of-a-kind stuff, this is definitely a must see.

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Folklore

Folklore

Tree Branch Light Fixture

Tree Branch Light Fixture

Table Top Treats

Table Top Treats

For the best in Casual men’s and women’s apparel, make sure you stop in at “Jack Wills”. This great brand of English sportswear is located in an old train depot in Islington. It’s worth going just to see the building itself!

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Jack Wills

Jack Wills

Another great Men’s Fashion Ship is “Fat Faced Cat. It is located on Camden Passage which is a small alley that runs perpendicular to Upper.

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And if all of this shopping and walking have made you hungry again, stop and have a burger and chips at “Bryon“. Can’t beat this place.

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Now These Are Some Chips

Now These Are Some Chips

London is a magical City ,full of hidden treasures such as Islington. Use the Tube loosely in Finding London.

Cheers Mate

Heck, I’ve been busier than a set of jumper cables at a family reunion!

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