London Local Cafe: Star Express

Here we are, a lovely local cafe in Angel. This particular one was some kind of surprise. My partner and I were in Angel, as usual, looking for a local cafe, and to be honest with you we wanted to skip the market area, but then we ended up having our fab breakfast here

It is a traditional local café, and even though it is located right on Chapel Market, prices are still very good and in line with a traditional café in a more residential area. We’ve spent an average of £12 for the two of us, and we have been there twice so far.

In these pictures you can see you can have a lot more than the usual fry-up, my partner went for an omelet! Me, being intolerant to a lot of things, I have to adapt and my plate always looks kinda sad! 😊

I have lots more suggestions on local cafe HERE

This area is so nice, the market is a traditional local market, not a tourist one so I strongly recommend visiting Angel. Also, on the nearby (1 min walk away!) the main road you can find lots of restaurants, shops and there are 3 supermarkets in the area too.

Address: 71 Chapel Market, The Angel, London N1 9ER

10 Facts about Hyde Park that you might not know!

10 Cose di Hyde Park che forse non conosci!in italiano

I love Hyde Park and its beautiful open spaces. Very much loved by tourists too, but do you really know it much?When you think of London, one of the first places that will come to mind is Hyde Park. Located in central London, it provides Londoners with a lovely escape too, not just the tourists. There’s a lot of history behind the park that many visitors know very little or nothing about. Here are some interesting facts for you!

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Greggs. Legenday British Bakery

Greggs. Leggendaria Bakery Britishin italiano

We are all so used to use places like Pret or EAT when visting London, arent we ? I know they too serve amazing on-the-go food, but if you want to try a truly British experinec, Greggs is the way.

This is what they say on their website. Continue reading Greggs. Legenday British Bakery

British Pubs – Did You Know?

I Pub Britannici – Lo Sapevi?!in italiano

Pubs, Inn, Open Houses. What are they? You can’t possibly say “Britain” without adding soon after the word “pub”, can you? A Pub here in the UK is not just a place where you go for a beer, it is very often the focus of a whole community. If you have been to London, you have seen men in a suit standing outside a Pub after 4.30 pm having a drink. That’s what we do, very often, to let our hair down after work. If you venture out a little, outside the touristic areas, you will see local pubs with locals having a laugh while sipping a good beer. Continue reading British Pubs – Did You Know?

I Pub Britannici – Lo Sapevi?

British Pubs – Did You Know?in english

Pub, Inn, Open Houses. Cosa sono? Non puoi dire “Britain” senza aggiungere subito dopo la parola “pub”, vero? Un Pub qui nel Regno Unito non è solo un posto dove si va per una birra, è molto spesso il focus di un’intera comunità. Se siete stati a Londra, avete visto uomini in giacca e  cravatta in piedi fuori da un pub dopo le 16.30 bere un drink. Questo è quello che facciamo, molto spesso, per rilassarci dopo il lavoro. Se vi avventurate un po’, al di fuori delle zone turistiche, vedrete pub locali con la gente del posto che si diverte sorseggiando una buona birra. Continue reading I Pub Britannici – Lo Sapevi?

Londra & Cibo : 10 Libri che Devi avere!

London & Food: 10 books you Must have! in english

Se vieni a Londra e poi dici che si mangia male, il problema è tuo, diciamocelo. Forse 25 anni fa non c’era la cultura culinaria che c’è adesso, era una città fatta in gran parte per il commercio e per il turismo, che all’epoca non era certo mirato al cibo. All’epoca Londra puntava principalmente sulle sue attrazzioni come Piccadilly Circus e la Regina! I buoni, anzi buonissimi, piatti tipicamente british non avevano motivo di essere proposti al turismo. Ma le cose sono cambiate. Non solo adesso è possibile trovare posti dove poter gustare qualche piatto tipicamente british, fatto bene, ma la città è ricca di posti dove poter mangiare veramente bene, per tutte le tasche e per tutti i gusti. Continue reading Londra & Cibo : 10 Libri che Devi avere!

Best 10 Tea Shops in London

I MIGLIORI 10 NEGOZI DI TEA A LONDRA in italiano

The majority of us think about Tea as soon as they hear “England“, innit? We all do, come on! It is a tradition, some sort of stereotype too. We can’t deny buying a good Tea while on holiday in London, is certainly very often in our To-Do List. So here we go…. for you: the top 10 Tea Shops in London!

These are the best shops you need to visit, also because their interiors are very often stunning themselves, tea or not tea! Well,  lets say they are my own favourite ones! Continue reading Best 10 Tea Shops in London

Skinniest House in London

La Casa più Stretta a Londra & La Sua Storia in italiano

If you have been to New York City and thought that The Flat Iron Building was so cool, well you might fall in love with its smaller version in London, UK. Ok, let’s be honest: the Skinny House in London has nothing to do with the big and stunning Flat Iron Building in NYC, two different things, but it is pretty and particular. Let me tell you a bit more about the Skinny House in London. Continue reading Skinniest House in London

Off Licence a Londra | Ma cosa sono?!

OFF LICENCE IN LONDON | WHAT ARE THEY?in english

Oggi arrivo alle 5pm davanti ad un supermercato per comprarmi la cena e…chiuso, mi ero scordata che oggi era domenica.

Ma come sempre mi ha salvata il mio Off Licence di fiducia.

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GAILS – Artisan Bakery in London

BAKERY ARTIGIANALE A LONDRA – GAILS in italiano

There are so many coffee shops and bakeries in London, and some times it is pretty hard to find a very quality one. Let me tell you, shortly, about GAILS. They are a very good quality Bakery and Coffee Shop, in London, and I strongly advice you to go and have of their pastry or a Mince Pie (if you visit London over Christmas!) Continue reading GAILS – Artisan Bakery in London