A lot of you requested a guide to London so here it goes,
this post will be entirely in English so that my non-norwegian readers will understand!
Favorite Public Park: Regent’s Park in the summer/spring. Visit the queens Rose Garden, bring lunch and sit on the grass and just enjoy the atmosphere. The colors is amazing and it’s a nice break from London’s pulsating life. I used to go here all the time since my old university is in the middle of the park.
An area you can’t miss: Shoreditch. Go on Saturdays where Brick Lane is full of markets, street food and a wonderful vibe. It’s definitely worth the tube ride and it’s the go-to place if you want to experience the London vibe and life
3 Favorite Cocktail Bars:
Mr Foggs in Mayfair
This place is literally stuffed with the detritus of the Victorian explorer of the name: every wall is covered with hunting rifles, stuffed animals, weathered flags and maps. All right, these are just the imaginary souvenirs of an imaginary traveller, but that doesn’t make the profusion of clutter any less dazzling – or any less fun. It’s not cheap – this is Mayfair, after all – but for sheer spectacle Mr Fogg’s is hard to beat.
Experimental Cocktail Club in China Town
Seek and you shall find. In the murky heart of Chinatown, hidden behind an unmarked door, lies the Experimental Cocktail Club. Spread over two floors of a once-elegant town-house, the space has a vaguely colonial feel: the design is opulent, faintly oriental and ever so slightly frayed at the edges. A piano stands in the cosy upstairs bar and the low lighting adds to the romantic and ever so slightly clandestine atmosphere. Even if it sounds pathetic this bar almost became a second home to me as i enjoyed sitting here for hours with my friends every weekend.
Cahoots in soho/kings court
Travel back in time… Cahoots is a glamorous cocktail bar where it don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing… once you’re in, it’s 1946, and you’re part of a party that’s trying to rebuild the spirit of post-war Britain. The venue was once was used as an air-raid shelter and has since been transformed into an Underground station, complete with a tube carriage and sandbags. Enjoy your drinks in an actual tube carrier while the sax player plays oh’so beautiful.
Places to eat
Breakfast / Lunch: Le Pain Quotidien
Spend every weekend here, try the waffles, newly baked bread with butter, fresh orange juice and their own brand of nutella (which I keep a stock of in my apartment)
The Grazing Goat
If you go to london you need to have a proper Sunday Roast. And oh how glorious it is! The pub’s tasteful blond oak-panelled dining rooms are Regency coaching inn meets modern-day manor. You’re in great British gastropob hands.
The Duke of Wellington
Great food, you can even sit outside and enjoy your food and a glass of wine. I used to go hear with my friends and we would stay for hours!
When it comes to shopping i recommend Shoreditch for Vintage and Knightsbridge for highend. Stay clear of Oxford Street, you’ll find those stores everywhere and really it’s just going to put you in a bad mood as you literally have to walk in line for every store. If you have any other questions, just send me an email or write a comment