Afternoon Tea at the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon in Fortnum and Masons is something everyone needs to experience when they visit London. An incredible range of teas, sweet and savoury delicacies piled high on tiered cake stands and a relaxed atmosphere makes it an oasis above Picadilly. It is the perfect place to celebrate and indulge with the girls for any occassion!
I am always on the hunt for the best brunch spot in London. The first gal-pal brunch of the year calls for a little bit of extravagance. With Dry-January and Veganuary well behind us (let’s be honest… they were never in the way - I didn’t last a day!) and January’s pay burning a hole in my pocket, I booked us in for what may be the ultimate spot for brunch indulgence in London, Chiltern Firehouse.
Soho is arguably the best place to eat in London. It is so densely populated with hot new openings and superstar chefs, you’re seeing so many Michelin stars you may feel you’ve been knocked unconscious. However, even here there are standouts and Palomar is one of them, here I had perhaps the most unique and exciting dining experiences I have ever had. Mediterranean cuisine is not usually my first choice, however, Palomar is much more than that. Their menu, described as ‘modern Jerusalem fare’ is a multi-cultural blend of dishes with North African, Spanish and eastern Mediterranean accents.
Mr Goodden and I fired up Babette the 2CV and embarked upon a little road-trip adventure through the narrow Holloway's and windy roads of the Dorset countryside to the seaside gem of Lyme Regis.
It is hard to believe that such a place could exist in the buzzing metropolis of London, but from the 34th to the 52nd Floor of the iconic Shard you will find Shangri-La.