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GLORIOUS DAYS IN LONDON.

There is something truly special about London during Fall. The light is particularly beautiful and makes the city perfect for wandering around and capturing the different neighborhoods. 

We couldn’t think of a better way to start off our week than with a cup of hot chocolate « and a lot of whipped cream » 

LONDON - HOT CHOCOLATE

One of our favorite neighborhood in London is Notting Hill and its colorful houses. But before heading to the famous Portobello Road, we stopped at Granger & Co for a delicious brunch. 

LONDON - NOTTING HILL
LONDON - NOTTING HILL
LONDON - NOTTING HILL
LONDON - NOTTING HILL
LONDON - NOTTING HILL
Chilli fried egg & bacon brioche roll, spiced mango chutney & rocket

Chilli fried egg & bacon brioche roll, spiced mango chutney & rocket

Scrambled eggs & sourdough toast

Scrambled eggs & sourdough toast

Bill’s hot chocolate

Bill’s hot chocolate

We were so hungry that I forgot to take a picture of their "Ricotta hotcakes, banana & honeycomb butter", but if by any chance you go there, don't miss out on this puffy, sweet and exquisite dish. 

LONDON - NOTTING HILL
Flowers stalls in Notting Hill. 

Flowers stalls in Notting Hill. 

LONDON - NOTTING HILL
Walking in sunny Notting Hill.

Walking in sunny Notting Hill.

LONDON - NOTTING HILL
LONDON - NOTTING HILL
Portobello Market.

Portobello Market.

LONDON - NOTTING HILL
LONDON - NOTTING HILL
LONDON - NOTTING HILL
LONDON - NOTTING HILL
LONDON - NOTTING HILL
LONDON - NOTTING HILL
Gorgeous shades of blue & pink. Notting Hill's houses.

Gorgeous shades of blue & pink. Notting Hill's houses.

We then turned into full-on tourists and made the most of our week in London, visiting the most iconic places and the charming little shopping streets, Covent Garden, Carnaby street, Soho, Neal street, Monmouth street, Seven Dials, Leicester Square, Oxford Circus, Regent street etc.

Iconic Big Ben. 

Iconic Big Ben. 

LONDON TOWN
Green Park. 

Green Park. 

Carnaby St. 

Carnaby St. 

LONDON

Of course we couldn't have done it without eating our way through the city. We loved our lunch time at Dishoom, great Indian food and fabulous drinks, especially the Rose Lassi with Cardamon. 

Pink Hydrangeas and Rose Lassi. 

Pink Hydrangeas and Rose Lassi. 

Rose Lassi at Dishoom. 

Rose Lassi at Dishoom. 

Raphael. 

Raphael. 

Neal St. 

Neal St. 

We also tested another hip place of the city: Sketch. All of their rooms are absolutely fantastic, perfectly decorated. The pink room, the boudoir, designed by David Shrigley, makes you feel as if you were in a Wes Anderson movie.  

Sketch London. 

Sketch London. 

Pink Room at Sketch. 

Pink Room at Sketch. 

LONDON - SKETCH
LONDON - SKETCH
Sashimi of red tuna, fennel, Lincolnshire Poacher, avocado.

Sashimi of red tuna, fennel, Lincolnshire Poacher, avocado.

Foie gras terrine coated with Dulcey chocolate, Amontillado fig paste, Maury jelly. 

Foie gras terrine coated with Dulcey chocolate, Amontillado fig paste, Maury jelly. 

LONDON - SKETCH
LONDON - SKETCH

We were lucky enough to see the "Heartbeat" exhibition of Charles Petillon in Covent Garden, all those white balloons made the place so unique and magical.  

After an amazing week of food and shopping it was time for us to go, but we couldn't resist of taking some pictures in the London Tube. 

LONDON TUBE
LONDON TUBE
LONDON TUBE
LONDON TUBE

But guess what, our next stop is DUBLIN.