Brown & Rosie is a little café in the heart of South Kensington! They have amazing breakfast choices and a “Today’s Lunch” menu.
They have a lot on their menu, for example acai bowl, avocado toast, salmon toast and porridge. We ordered the Turkish yoghurt with honey and granola and also a latte. The granola was perfect and so was the coffee! They use Australian roasted coffee that is delicious, not too strong but not too weak. It is a really nice atmosphere with cactuses as interior and a bit of a fabric feeling.
It was no too busy when we went here around 11 am on a Friday but I can imagine busy weekends. There are not many seats and a few tables were reserved so I would recommend to be early for a weekend brunch. They are open from 8 am – 9:30 pm on weekdays and 9 am – 9:30 pm on weekends. Like everything in Kensington, this place is a bit pricey compared to others but it is definitely worth it! Coffee are £3 and the bowls (porridge, acai, yoghurt) are around £6 ~ 8. You find this little place on 10 – 12 Exhibition Road and the easiest way is to take the underground to South Kensington or take bus 14, 74, 360, 414, 430 or C1 to South Kensington. You can check out their own website HERE for more information about their food and company and also follow them on Instagram HERE.
The Saatchi Gallery is a very nice gallery with 16 different exhibitions. The exhibitions changes once in a while and I have been there two times in less than a month and they had already changed to new ones!
From 31 March – 30 May 2017 there is a theme through all the exhibitions called “From Selfie to self-expression” where they displayed a lot of selfies from celebrities, self-portraits from famous artists like Frida Kahlo and they also had a lot of mirrors for you to take selfies.
They had an entire room full of people being on Skype and FaceTime!
Saatchi Gallery is located in Sloane Square at Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, SW3 4RY. It is free entry to all exhibitions and they are open everyday from 10 in the morning to 6 pm. Closest underground station is Sloane Square or take bus 452, 11, 211, 360 or 137 to Lower Sloane Square.
The other day I went to Greenwich (pronounced as ɡrɛnɪdʒ)! It is a borough in south east London, it feels like a tiny village and it is a bit far from the central but definitely worth a visit. There is a huge park with a hill, and from the top of the hill you can see London’s skyline with Hoxton and Shoreditch to the left and Canary Wharf to the right.
In the middle of the park it is a house called Queen’s House, it is the very first house in England with an Italian design and architecture! Inside there a lot of paintings of royalties, it is also free entry!
There is also a market where you can find clothes, food and craft work! They have nice and fresh juice as well!
Greenwich is by the Thames so a lot of tourists go here by boat from Westminster Pier, by that route you get to see a lot of London.
If you do not want to take boat to Greenwich you can take the DLR to Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich or bus 188 towards North Greenwich! Greenwich is such a nice place just to chill or have picnic at and it is perfect now when spring and summer finally is approaching!
I love brunch and breakfast! I want to visit London’s best brunch places and share those with you. So here is my first brunch tip, Fink’s Salt & Sweet! You find this nice place near Finsbury Park Station. It is not on the high street so you have to walk into a small street called Mountgrove Road, it is a real hidden gem. I bet it is a local favourite.
It is quite small and not too busy (on a Wednesday morning), it was a very calming atmosphere, perfect place to study, work or read. The interior is also very nice and aesthetically pleasing.
Picture credit to Lisa
We ordered in avocado + chèvre on toast, bircher muesli with apple compote and yoghurt with their own granola. It was so good, especially the avocado toast where they put on some rose harissa which made it a bit spicy. To be such a nice place and good food it was surprisingly cheap! The toast is around £6 and the bowls around £5. The coffee is also really good, not too strong and not too weak, for the coffee experts out there; it was a round taste. I would definitely go here again! Would you recommend to a friend? Yes.
Fink’s Salt & Sweet is located at 70 Mountgrove Road, N5 2LT. The closet underground stations are Finsbury Park or Arsenal. You can also take the bus to Finsbury Park/Blackstock Road or Finsbury Park Station. You can check out their own website HERE to see their menu and also follow them on Instagram HERE.
The very first tip of mine is Barbican Centre Conservatory! Barbican Centre is like a cultural centre with art exhibitions, theatre, library and a conservatory! The conservatory is on floor 4 and it is like a mini botanical garden where you can have afternoon tea (needs to be booked in advance) or just look at different kind of plants like banan trees or coffee plants.
In the windows you can see a lot of newly planted plants, baby plants!
The conservatory is only open to the public on Sundays and it is free entry. It is quite big with three rooms, one for the afternoon tea, one with a pond and the third room is a room full of cactuses!
The easiest way to get here is to take underground to Barbican, Moorgate or St Paul’s. You can also take the bus to Central Street, Beech Street, Silk Street or Finchley Square. Their opening hours are 12 – 5 pm with last entry at 4:30 pm.
It can be quite busy so I recommend to be there when they open. A lot of people are walking around with cameras, having mini photoshoots, so do bring your camera as well!
Hello and welcome to my blog! I am a Swedish girl who just took her two suitcases and moved to London. I love to explore and I really want to do London, find the cool local places, the best brunch and the hippest clubs. I want to share all the places I go to, that is why I decided to start this blog. My aim is to update every Friday with my favourite (and not so favourite) spots in different price ranges, so if you want to hang out at London’s coolest spots subscribe and follow and stalk this blog!
Look forward to the very first tip of mine, up this Friday!
Here is a picture of me in my natural habitat, surrounded by plants, having brunch and a lill dab (for the party)