London: An Instagram Diary

A week spent wandering is a week well spent. And I recently spent an entire glorious week meandering my way around London.

I went to visit an old friend – but as she had to work during the day, and I’d done and dusted all the classic tourist regalia many moons ago, I decided on the no-plan plan. You know, like a telco would try to sell you, only more fun.

As I was staying in Notting Hill, I’d get up, head down to the markets for coffee and croissant and then just ride the tube all day like a nomad. Skipping from borough to borough with the kind of freedom we rarely get to experience in our everyday lives. I’m not talking an epic, I’m-about-to-get-divorced-and-I’m-spending-all-his-money-before-he-finds-out kind of freedom, just… freedom. The flexibility to do whatever takes your fancy, whenever it takes your fancy. And that’s just about the best break from your bill-getting, rent-paying life you can get.

With a myriad of museums, markets and munchies, London isn’t a half bad place to get lost in either. If you’re looking for a drink with a view, head straight for Sushisamba. Thirty nine floors up, you’ll get 360-degree views of the city and – if you’re feeling peckish – some of the best sushi in the city. You’ll pay for the privilege, but you’ll also likely get a gander at celeb while you’re at it.

As for eats – the warehouse-style glory that is the Tramshed in Shoreditch is a must. If only for the Damien Hirst ‘cock ‘n’ bull’ art installation and upside-down roast chicken. While we’re at it, La Bodega Negra is also worth a visit. Don’t let the adult-shop exterior fool you – descend down the stairs and you’ll find some of the chicest Mexican food in the city.

Here’s a tiny snippet of my travels. (Please note the lewd Westminster Bridge shadows. Worth the visit alone.)

photo 1(4) photo 1(5) photo 1(6) photo 2 photo 2(1) photo 2(3) photo 2(4) photo 3(1) photo 3(2) photo 3(3) photo 3(4) photo 4(1) photo 4(2) photo 4(3) photo 4(4) photo 5(1) photo 5(2)

Follow markyknowsbest on Instagram.

One Response to “London: An Instagram Diary”

  1. SBO says:

    Looks like really funny! hahaaa

Leave a Reply