There is always something going on in London, and this weekend wasn’t any different. On Saturday I met a friend and we visited Spitalfields (as we do a lot of weekends, its such a fun place) to find things to jazz up the bar area she is having built in her flat. We found a really fun pineapple shaped ice bucket, as well as some Andy Warhol lettering to spell out BAR and some amusing pictures of dinosaur dressed in suits, titled “Lads Night Out”.
And on Sunday, we visited Carnaby Street, where I head read there was to be a food festival complete with demonstrations from top chefs.
I love Carnaby Street. Minus the crowds of tourists, it’s a fun inner sanctum in the otherwise faceless Oxford Circus and despite it still being chain stores; it has so much more personality.
Liberty sits at the entrance like a beacon on a ship; in my opinion one of the most beautiful buildings in the area.
The old fashion department store has tiny rooms filled with designer goods and fancy wares, but the highlight is the flower stall out the front, it’s so gorgeous. Whoever decides what posies to team with which is a genius, and it’s a pleasure to walk past in such a busy city.
The streets of Carnaby Street were adorned with stalls and peppered with the smells of scores of different cuisines cooking away.
There was a pretty cool stand called Bunnychow which I had heard of but never tried; rolls hollowed out and crammed with a combination of fillings. Definitely doubling back for one of those one day soon!
If you are in London, you must visit Carnaby Street. Where is your favourite place to visit at the weekend?