I’ve lived in London for a good few months now, I know my central line and I’ve exhausted most of the traditional London sights. So today I thought I’d share some hidden gems and over looked places in the big city.
House of Minalima. One of the first places I visited when I moved down was the House of Minalima. A 4 story terrace in the heart of Soho filled with the works of Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima. If you’re wondering who on earth these guys are then just pop on your favourite Harry Potter film and you might just see some of their work. Minalima were responsible for all graphic design work featured in the Harry Potter films, from Harry’s acceptance letter to The Marauder’s Map. It’s free entry, although I’ll warn you now that you might want to purchase the entire gift shop. Also the exhibition is only open until February 2017, so get yourselves down to 26 Greek Street.
Holland Park. Everyone knows and loves Hyde Park and there’s no doubt it makes a lovely day out. However having spent an afternoon exploring Holland Park, it’s gone straight to the top of my favourite parks list (everyone has one of these lists right…). Forget simply grass and a few trees as every corner you turn in Holland Park reveals something different. From forest areas filled with wildlife, to perfectly curated gardens and even a few tennis courts, this park has it all. Can you tell that this city girl misses her country home yet?
Carnaby Street. Okay so this isn’t exactly unknown, but hear me out! I wanted to mention Carnaby Street as the place to go for boutique shopping, unique stores and bonkers cafes. I love wondering down this quirky road, stumbling upon shops like We Built This City (which has a beautiful floor if you’re after the perfect Instagram). Plus don’t get me started on how excited I am that Urban Decay is arriving soon! Once you’ve worked up an appetite then look no further than Coccywoccydoodah, an Alice in Wonderland inspired chocolate heaven, serving every chocolate delight you could imagine.
That’s all for now, but perhaps after another few months of city life I’ll have discovered a few more gems. Also please let me know your favourite places in London!