Words: @oliverinstead • Photos: Joyce & I
This past weekend, I took off to London with Joyce from Artsynibs for the day to take some pictures and meet up with our dear friend, Thuy who blogs on A Bridge of Memories for an afternoon of wander and banters… so this will just be a quick, midweek travel talk and photo dumping because reasons.
Since there is only so much you can admire of the London Eye, Big Ben, Tower Bridge and the likes, we decided to forego the popular sights and brunch in Notting Hill instead – not because we’re both gluttons, but after all, we didn’t come here to play tourists. #anythingforanexcuse
As soon as we arrived at Euston, we got on the tube and headed straight for Holland Park, where we took all of these photos. In between photoshoot sessions, we managed to get a seat at the bar in the famed Granger & Co. for brunch but not before queuing for what seemed like hours… guess what tho? The mocha and courgette fritters were so worth the wait.
As I anticipated, Chelsea is an absolute dream for Instagrammers and people who enjoy taking a good pic. My last few trips to London (Collections: Men, to be precise) have been so full on and hectic I feel like you could never pay a leisurely visit to London / everything moves in such a pace that you can hardly find time to catch a breath, so this was a nice change of tone to how I see the city.
Even though I’ve been to London a couple dozens of times on various occasions, this part of town is something new that I’m glad I got to experience and it makes me realise how many cool spots there are here that I have yet to explore… “Where next?” I wondered.
Have you ever been to Chelsea? Where is your fav (secret) spot in London? Let me know in the comments below!