My guide to living in London

I’ve always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with London. However, after living and working in here on and off for the last three years, I think I’m finally starting to get it. I’ve stayed it quite a few places and have always enjoyed exploring the different boroughs. Along the way I’ve made sure I’ve wrote down a few of my favourite places; hope you like them too:



Aux pain de papy, Kings Cross

The most amazing croissants

Brickwood, Clapham Common

Avo and eggs


Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell

Amazing little lunchtime market stalls

Max's Sandwich Shop, Crouch Hill

Some insane sandwich fillings!

The Eagle, Clerkenwell

One great steak sandwich

I Camisa & Son, Soho

Italian Deli

The Sun, Clapham

Sunday Roast

The Manor, Clapham

Afternoon coffee

Peckham Refreshment Rooms

Homemade cakes, good coffee and lovely place to write a blog post.

Kahaila, Brick Lane

For a chill and to do some work


The Bull, Highgate

Got to go for Wings Wednesday's

Comensal, Clapham

Mmmmm Taco's

Pedler, Peckham

Great vibes, cocktails and food

The Waverly Arms, Nunhead/Peckham

Friendly staff, awesome ales, ducky atmosphere and a belter of a pub quiz on a Wednesday.

Mr Bao, Peckham

Incredible food, great service and fantastic value for money.



Browns of Brockley, Brockley

Great coffee and friendly people

The Coffee Tree, Maida Vale

Nice coffee and italian treats

Old Spike Roastery, Peckham

Lovely people and coffee

Clifton Nurseries, Maida Vale

Plant nursery with a cafe (Good for a Sunday)


Cafe pistou, Clerkenwell

Nice place to do some work

The Fleet Street Press, Strand

Coffee to go

Tomtom, Chelsea

Weekend work with coffee

The Toucan, Soho



The Nines, Peckham

Great atmosphere and drinks

Salthouse Bottles, Brockley

Craft Beers

The Fox and Hound, Chelsea

All round great place (I was very drunk)

The Easton, Clerkenwell

After work drinks (do a great warm scotch egg)



Rugby Sevens, Twickenham

Good old fancy dress

Conker championship, Hampsted Heath

Really good fun

The Boat Race, Hammersmith

Great day out (come on Oxford!)


Battersea park

Lovely run

Paddington Recreational ground

Amazing facilities

Clapham Common

Join Go Mammoth for some touch rugby!

Hampstead heath

Feels like your outside London

Dulwich park

Small but nice


Run with the Deer

South bank

Run from Oxo tower to Clapham

Queens Park

Quiet run

Feeling Silly


Not sure I need to say much...

Bussey Building

Loads of different music

Ridley road market bar


The Pickle Factory, Bethnal Green

Intimate venue for live music

Note: I’m going to keep updating this list, so make sure you check back!