Monday, January 20, 2014

My Favourite Things To Do in London

Been living in London more or less for 6 years now. I would say I loved it more as a tourist because it had more charm for me back in the days, but that probably happens everywhere when you become a local.

I moved a lot around, changed a lot of places and lived in some really nice suburban areas as well as not so nice urban areas. I enjoy myself the most residing in west London. It's been around 2 years since I started living near and now in Notting Hill. I like the area, however when I go out I always wish I lived somewhere in the East or North London, but that is just me, I love the change of scene too much. From moving around so much I now become more and more bored living in one area for too long, or maybe I'm just getting tired of living in London? Well, enough of my melancholic mood. I wanted to write about couple of places near where I live, that I enjoy visiting a lot.

Holland Park is located just around the corner from my flat, I visit it a lot, just to get some fresh air and a cup of tea, sometimes with friends, sometimes alone. I like it a lot because it's quite, never crowded and really beautiful inside with a large Jacobean mansion hidden behind the trees.






Saatchi Gallery located on King's Road in Sloane Square is my quick art fix. When I want to see some contemporary art, but nothing interesting is going on or I am too lazy to check my exhibition invitations, I always go there. Exhibitions change regularly, except for the only one permanent: Richard Wilson 20:50


Site Specific Oil Installation: 1987, used sump oil and steel, dimensions variable






And finally, Nikita's Russian Restaurant and Bar has been my favorite place for years. I have so many good and bad memories of some periods of my life connected with it, that this place has a home like feeling for me. Anyway, it's located on a quite residential street in West Brompton and opens in the evening only. It's a really perfect place for a celebration of some kind, a party or a date, as it has some really nice and dark, private atmosphere to it. It has the most delicious food, even for people who are not into Russian food at all, and the most fine tasting frozen vodkas with different flavors.










23 comments:

  1. Great recommendations - I love to go walkabout in London and I've made a note to check out the restaurant for some amazing Russian authentic blinis :o) Xx

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    1. blinis and caviar, is yum yum, there is live music on Fridays as well ;)

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  2. Such beautiful pictures. I wish I lived where you did!
    I remember seeing the Oil Installation in the Saatchi Gallery and being confused for a good 10 minutes or so. I thought at first it was just a thin mist.
    Amazing though!
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    1. haha, my exact reaction when I saw it for the first time,
      sure will!

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  3. wow gorgeous photos !


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  4. Omg, holland park looks so pretty and peaceful! I'll defo check it out the next time I'm there! xx

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    1. yep, I like it so much more than crowded hyde park or green park.

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  5. Oh! I'd love to live in London! My friend, Sandra, who's also a fashion blogger (5inchandup) lives in London, and envy her so much. The architecture and everything is just perfect! <3

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    1. yeah, London can be really fun;) thanks for visiting x

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  6. Those are some really interesting places, I'd love to visit them. I'm taking notes :)

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  7. You make me want to go to London so bad :) Great Post!


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  9. Such a cool post, I love the photos :))

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  10. Oh, London!
    That must be a dream, living there :)
    I hope to visit it soon.

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    1. sure, come over, I think visiting is always more fun than living

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  11. Your blog is fantastic! :)
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  12. Oh I wish I was in London as well, such a magical city! Great post!

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