Thursday, 6 October 2016

London Wanderings: Notting Hill, Dishoom & Regent's Park

Life has been pretty busy since moving to London, and somehow it was only a couple of weekends ago that I had time to properly make the most of having a city on my doorstep. Tom took a rare weekend away from Pilot School and although he still had to dedicate the whole of Saturday to revision, we spent Sunday exploring areas of the city we hadn’t really been to before.

If you read my 6 Months, 6 London Landmarks post then you might remember that Notting Hill was one such place, so this was where we spent the morning, wandering up and down the streets, browsing the shops down Portobello Road, and finishing with cake from Hummingbird Bakery that we ate in Holland Park.

Outfit details: Cropped shirt - Topshop (similar here) / Mom jeans - Topshop / Nike Roshe Trainers - ASOS / Sunglasses - ASOS

I’ve been meaning to take Tom to Dishoom since I first went, probably about a year ago now. We managed to book a last minute table in advance in the morning, so we headed over to Covent Garden mid-afternoon for a late lunch.

Ordering a variety of dishes to share seems to be the best way to do DIshoom, and we opted for a Pau Bhaji, Chicken Tikka, Gunpowder Potatoes, Black Daal, Raita and a Garlic Naan, which was the perfect amount of food for two people. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to eat at Dishoom without ordering the Gunpowder Potatoes, they are just too good to miss.

After lunch we jumped (or more likely dragged ourselves) onto the Bakerloo line for a couple of stops and walked off our lunch around Regent’s Park. I’d only ever been to the Primrose Hill end of the park, so we ticked off another place on my list by wandering around Queen Mary’s Gardens.

It was really good to take some time to fully appreciate living so close to these lovely areas, and I can’t wait to explore a few more spots over the next few months. If you have any recommendations of anywhere I should add to my list, let me know in the comments!

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