Hidden Places in London-Kingly Court

Being a student at EC London gives you the chance to discover many interesting places. As I have already mentioned Neal’s Yard in a previous post, I would like to come up with another hidden place in London. Kingly Court is located in Soho, one of London’s most fashionable areas. You can find it right behind Liberty in Carnaby Street. Carnaby Street is famous for its fashion boutiques, its diversity and its restaurants. In Kingly Court you can truly feel all of this. The hidden courtyard is picturesque. Apart from colourful little houses, plants and lights, you can find many different kinds of restaurants. There are 21 of international concept restaurants, bars and cafes. If you love pizza, there is Pizza Pilgrims. If you fancy Indian food, go to Darjeeling express. You can even try Peruanian food at a restaurant called Senor Ceviche. Kingly Court also offers loads of healthy food options. The Detox Kitchen sells all healthy food free from wheat, dairy and refined sugars. At Acai Berry you can try fruity acai bowls and smoothies. So no matter if you are craving burgers, ramen or kebab, you can find anything here. Apart from all the amazing restaurants, Kingly Court’s architecture gives a really nice vibe. There is a colourful railing all around the courtyard, paired with little plants and lights around it. In the summer, it’s open air, so you can sit outside and enjoy with your friends. In the winter, it’s covered so you can still sit outside and be thrilled by the beautiful lights.   Kingly Court is definitely worth a visit. Even if you just want to walk around or try some of the amazing restaurants, you won’t regret going there.

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Food spots-Mercato Metropolitano

London is like heaven for food lovers. There is a large number of nice places to eat and so many interesting foods to try. One of my favourite spots to eat out is Mercato Metropolitano, which is located close to Elephant&Castle station in South London. Mercato Metropolitano offers a widespread selection of international dishes. Their freshly-made food options include German Bratwurst and Kaesespaetzle, Venezuelan Arepas, Thai Food and classics like Italian pizza. Other than that, there are also loads of different drinks to try. Regarding the outstanding cocktails, beers and soft drinks, you should not be thirsty after. Interior & Exterior Apart from its amazing food, Mercato Metropolitano’s interior and also exterior is just impressive. Inside it looks like an old factory building with a high ceiling and a black scaffolding. This style of a building creates a nice atmosphere for street food places. You can simply pick up your food and sit down on one of the benches. Or you enjoy it while walking around in the hall and let the aura of the place have an influence on yourself. The food itself is sold in small colourful stalls or trucks which makes it an even more special experience to buy food Outside of Mercato Metropolitano there are loads of palm trees, lampions and hanging chairs, so it is a nice place to go to within the warmer months. There you can enjoy an unforgettable evening out with your friends by sitting in one of the hanging chairs and taste the delicious food and drinks. Mercato Metropolitano is definitely worth a visit, as it is different form other famous street food places in London like Borough Market or Camden Town and a bit of an inside tip. If you want to discover a more extraordinary food experience, this is … Read more

Neal's Yard

Hidden Places in London-Neal’s Yard

As London is such a large city, it has many places to discover. There are some incredibly cool ones that are a bit harder to find, so there are some kind of insider tips. One of these tips must be Neal’s Yard. It is a hidden courtyard in Covent Garden which consists of little shops and colourful houses. Therefore, Neal’s Yard is a really nice spot to take pictures because it adds a little splash of colour to your camera roll or even Instagram feed. Other than colourful houses, the courtyard offers little shops to spend your time in. There is a cute-looking hair salon called ‘Hair by Fairy’ and also the quite famous cosmetic brand ‘Neal’s Yard Remedies’. This brand is based in Neal’s Yard and sells organic beauty products. They are well-known for aromatherapy and essential oils, as well as good-smelling skincare, hair care and bath salts. So if you want to treat yourself with some relaxing new beauty essentials, Neal’s Yard Remedies is the place to go. If you are hungry, head over to Homeslice. The small restaurant is really nice place to eat pizza, as they have many interesting toppings to choose from. These might be mushroom, ricotta, pumpkin seed and chili or even cauliflower shawarma, tahini, pomegranate and chickpea. Other than that, they also offer vegan options. If you are looking out for a healthier food option, try Neal’s Yard’s Wild Food Cafe. Wild Food Cafe is all about wellbeing which is why they focus on plant-based food. You can choose from salads, vegan burgers and tasty vegan desserts. As for the cheese lovers, you are going to admire Neal’s Yard Dairy. Founded in 1979, they sell high quality British and Irish Farmhouse cheese. Regarding the above, Neal’s Yard is a fascinating little spot in … Read more