Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday in (East) London

Sundays in London are not like Sundays back home. Shops are actually open, the streets are alive and there's lots of different things to do. This post is about two of my recent Sundays combined to hopefully give a good idea of things you can do. I went to East London on both Sundays because there's a lot going on there!

On a study-Sunday I had to take a break to take advantage of the nice weather so I went to Columbia Road Flower market, which I've written about before. This must be one of my favourite places because there are flowers everywhere.

Okay so I wasn't the only one who wanted to get flowers that Sunday, it was crazy busy but still managed to find some nice flowers which you can see in this post

Lots of daffodils, the perfect spring flowers

Tulips in every colours... My favourite flowers to get from this market are anemones and ranunculus flowers. I spent around 10 pounds and got 5 small bunches of daffodils and three bunches of anemones/ranunculus. The ranunculus lasted the longest, almost two weeks! 

If you want beautiful flowers you should definitely go to Columbia Road flower market. Even if you don't like flowers it's still a pretty nice place to go because of the happy and slightly chaotic atmosphere. I walked there from Liverpool Street station. 

The next Sunday, my brother was here, so we skipped the flower market and went straight for lunch. I loved Pizza East when I first tried it (click here), so I took my brother to the original Pizza East in Shoreditch - also a short walk from Liverpool Street station. 

This Pizza East is really spacious, bright and has a really laid back atmosphere. We ordered some drinks and spent the next 15 minutes trying to decide what to eat because we wanted to try everything!

We decided to be wise and shared a starter: ox cheek, cime di rapa (similar to spinach) and horseradish. Mmm if you haven't tried ox cheeks (or pork cheeks) you really should, it's so delicious. Make sure to order some bread on the side to mop up all the sauce.

As a main course we both went for pizza; I chose my favourite spicy salami pizza and he took the veal meatballs, prosciutto and cream pizza. I wanted to try the lasagna but couldn't resist taking this pizza since I liked it so much last time. 

For me, this is the best pizza in London. This picture makes me hungry!

The veal meatball and prosciutto pizza wasn't that pretty looking, but it tasted really good too. But my brother found it a little bit dry and he 'missed' the tomato sauce. I think this is a good option if you don't like tomatoes though. 

"Shall we have dessert?"

Okay so dessert is a whole story on its own. We couldn't really decide what to take so the waiter told us we should have the salted chocolate caramel tart. Well we won't be making that mistake again. Don't get me wrong, the tart was delicious, but it was the richest, heaviest thing I've ever eaten. Don't be fooled by its size, this little thing is a monster haha!

About halfway through we already had enough

But we managed to finish it. Too. Much. Food! This tart would have been perfect if it was the size of a praline

We decided to walk it all off

What I'm wearing: Zara jacket, Enes fur gilet, H&M leggings and my Lola Cruz boots (see them here)

We walked through Brick Lane market which is really busy on Sundays which is why I didn't take out my camera. Brick Lane on Sunday is pretty cool, you can get lots of different food, vintage clothes, drinks etc. 

We got a little bit cold so we decided to go back to Heron Tower to see the London skyline by day. 

London in all its glory, love it!

Check my London Map for the exact locations of the places I mentioned. How do you like to spend your Sunday?

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