Monday, 2 October 2017 / Shoreditch, London N1 6BY, UK

A London Travel Journal: Shoreditch

Living room in air bnb, Shoreditch, London
Living room in air bnb, Shoreditch, London

I love London. I just love that every time I go, there's always something I haven't seen or a part I haven't yet explored. I love that you can easily go to a different part of London depending on what mood you're in or what atmosphere you want to immerse yourself in.

It was my 23rd birthday in a couple of weeks ago and, knowing how much I love exploring London, Tom booked us into a flat in the middle of Shoreditch! It's safe to say, the place was so unique, filled with quirky decor, trimmed with awesome mood lighting and littered with urban photography books which could have kept me entertained for weeks! The boy really did do good!

Whilst I was at my first blogger event, Tom checked us in to the flat. A quick ride on the tube, he picked me up at the end of the festival and we made our way back (laden with bags of goodies I'd been generously gifted with). 

We walked past people playing music and spraying the walls with new graffiti art and I instantly knew that this was a place I'd enjoy staying in. (Make sure you check out some more of my street snaps!)

Graffiti art in Shoreditch, London, Brick Lane
Graffiti art in Shoreditch, London, Brick Lane

 Tom led me to a huge metal door which literally looked like a warehouse and took me down a lot of winding corridors until we got to the door of our flat. When we got in there, I was blown away with what a little gem it was! Colourful and quirky, it was so tucked away that it was a great place to escape to if you'd had enough of the lively street vibes.

Our bedroom in our flat in Shoreditch, London
Brick Lane by Phil Maxwell photography book
White kitty who lived in the flat
Kitchen in the air bnb flat in Shoreditch, London
Quirky decor in Shoreditch flat
Tom relaxing in the flat in Shoreditch, London

We had a relax in the flat for a while and, I have to admit, I spent the whole time wishing we could live there! After that, we went back to find somewhere to eat. As Sushi lovers, we stumbled across a Pan Asian restaurant called Yuu kitchen which was so amazing. The food was delicious, the people so friendly and the atmosphere very relaxed and comfortable. I couldn't recommend it enough!

Here's a few snaps from my phone that I whilst we were out:

Then, we headed to my other favourite place in London, Camden, where we sampled various cocktails and cider (for Tom) in the London bars I love the best. If you go to Camden, make sure to head to a little pub near Camden market called The Buck's Head. You can't beat their 2 for £9 cocktail deal if you want somewhere slightly cheaper in our pricey capital!

We crawled back to our flat after spending a bit more time in Shoreditch and had a very comfortable stay! 

We were very lucky with the weather whilst we were there and after we check out at around midday, we had a wander in the sun to find somewhere we could have breakfast. Our initial thought was The Breakfast Club in Hoxton but as we approached we were put off by the massive queue so headed to Bill's round the corner. You can't beat a good Bill's brekkie, can you? All I'd say is, if you want to go to The Breakfast Club, book a table as it seems to be the place to be!

We both had pancakes and a chocolate milkshake and were even able to sit outside, the weather was that nice!

Breakfast in Bill's, Hoxton, London
Pancakes and bacon in Hoxton Bill's Chocolate milkshake for breakfast in Hoxton Bill's
I honestly had the best weekend away and Tom had planned it perfectly (what a little darling) so it all ran really smoothly and we didn't want to come home!

We booked our flat through Airbnb and if you're interested in visiting, here is the flat we stayed in in Shoreditch! It was such a great atmosphere in this area of London, bustling with music culture and lot's of young people. If that's your sort of vibe, I'd definitely recommend staying here!


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