After leaving work to get ready to move to Chile, I wanted to spend the last couple of weeks doing the things I loved. So this is how I spent my last two weeks in London:
London is full of amazing art! We are so lucky to have so many free exhibitions both permanent and temporary so I took advantage of admiring it.
Hunt by Arran Gregory at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane ~ This was a display of 20 mirrored Amur leopards (the world’s most endangered cat) and the effect was amazing! All of the cats were identical and made from shapes that has been carefully arranged to create the final masterpiece.
Power Stations Paintings by John Hoyland at Newport Street Gallery, Vauxhall ~ This is a brand new gallery with pieces of art from Damien Hirst’s art collection. The pieces on display at the moment and vibrant, grant and captivating. The blue themed room was my favourite.
Consuming :: London is full to the brim of global cuisine so I took advantage of that fact, and set out at re-visiting some of my favourite food places.
Dishoom ~ I’ve written about Dishoom before and I was definately due another trip. Dishoom is based on a Bombay café, both in terms of decor and menu. This places is always full and all for a good reason; the food tastes so good, and the chocolate chai is a dream too!
Whole Foods, Kensington ~ For a quick, filling and healthy lunch I love the Whole Foods in Kensington, especially the noodle and tofu bowl coated with peanuts! Yum!
Comptoir Libanais ~ This Lebanese restaurant has caught my eye before as the decor is so cool! We went for an afternoon snack of baklava and rose green tea, it was the perfect pick-me-up and the menu for lunch and dinner looked pretty good too!
What’s better than going to an art gallery is finding art in unexpected places.
It’s not a surprise to find street art in Brick Lane, but it was a surprise to stumble across this very freshly painted one, complete with paint splatters on the floor! I love how bright these colours are 🙂
Counter Albion is a café in Shoreditch with beautiful tables and bright lights to illuminate the grey sky outside.
What are your favourite things to do in your hometown?