Armed with an oversized bum bag, my "I Heart London" sweatshirt, a rain poncho, camcorder and guide book, my sis and I headed for London for the weekend. As someone who has been brainwashed by little people into thinking that going out to post a letter is actually getting out, I'd been looking forward to this trip for months. Too sophisticated (or so we thought!) for tours of Buckingham Palace or Tower of London or photos outside Big Ben, we decided the trip would be mostly foodie related. So off we go.
First stop was The Hummingbird Cafe in Notting Hill. The praline cupcake and Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie was absolutely delicious but I was a little bit disappointed with the cafe. I was expecting more of a selection of sweet things other than tray after tray of cupcakes.
|Chocolate Praline cupcake in the Hummingbird Cafe|
|Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie in the Hummingbird Cafe|
|Shopfront of the Hummingbird Cafe|
After that, we spent the afternoon pottering round the market in Notting Hill.
|Notting Hill market|
|Photo encapsulates the banter at Notting Hill market|
After an hour or two walking through Kensington not being able to feel my hands or feet because of the baltic cold, we took refuge in a lovely store called Whole Foods Store. It's basically a massive supermarket of nutritious, healthy foods, some of which are organic. The best part? Loads and loads of free food. Felt it only right that we left after 2 hours just in case we started looking suspicious on CCTV!
|Perfectly packed vegetables at Whole Foods Store|
Next up was Borough Market, stall after stall of quality food, the nicest and best stocked market I've ever come across in the world. Was it not for the Siberian weather that morning (despite looking like the Michelin Man with all my layers of clothes!), I'd have stayed there all day.
|Onions and garlic at Borough market|
|Main ingredient for tomorrows burgers!|
|Bread stall at Borough market|
Next stop was Primrose Cafe at Primrose Hill. Two dry, tasteless cupcakes later and I will definitely not be going back.
|Cupcakes at Primrose Cafe|
My sister took the photo below as we left the restaurant on Saturday night. To say it was pouring snow is an understatement.
|Covent Garden in the February snow|