Trisha Travels: Around London
Travel is something we all love and we always feel that the Bloesem Gazette will not be complete without a nifty city guide for our readers. In the recent volume of the Bloesem Gazette, we had the pleasure to have popular Instagrammer, Trisha Toh, to take us on a virtual ride around 4 cities in Europe. We start off this week with a vibrant city bustling in their music, arts and historic scene —London. Be prepared for a visual feast as Trisha takes us to her favourite picks for cafes and other hotspots! Stay tune for more city guides by Trisha for the next 3 weeks!
Opened with four locations, Workshop Coffee Co. serves excellent coffee prepared by friendly and knowledgeable baristas. Their sandwiches are tasty and ample in size.
Short for Tapped and Packed, TAP has three outposts in central London, each with a familiar simple and relaxing vibe. There are just six coffee choices on the menu, with a simple list of teas and homemade pastries – definitely something for everyone.
Highly regarded by the locals as one of the best coffee-bars in Europe, this laid-back café takes their coffee seriously and has friendly baristas that are pleased to share their knowledge with you.
66 Great Titchfield Street
Culture magazine, Monocle, opened its doors to their first London café, completing the London coffee scene with well-dressed staff that fully traverses Marylbone. The space itself is airy, bright and remarkably modest. The coffee packs a punch and so do their cakes and pastries.
18 Chiltern Street
Roasting since 1978, Monmouth Coffee maintains world-class standards for sourcing, roasting and brewing beans, and is still one of the most talked about coffee shops in London.
Arts & Culture
One of the three large museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the museum is home to life and earth science specimens housed in a Romanesque style façade.
A museum dedicated to human history and culture, the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court impressed me the most. Designed by engineers Buro Happold and architects Foster and Partners, the Great Court is the largest covered square in Europe.
Great Russell Street
There is one main exhibition area called The Treasure Room where visitors can find a copy of the Magna Carta, original song lyrics written by John Lennon, drawings by Michelangelo and plenty of great historical items. It’s free and open to all.
96 Euston Road
Festivals and Festivities
This celebration of short film is the most looked forward to event that showcases cutting-edge UK independent film makers today.
The extreme sport of UK’s festivals, the rolling takes place on a grassy hill where dozens of contestants compete in chasing a 9lb Double Gloucester cheese.
Take the road less travelled and discover the London you won’t find in any guidebooks. Tour includes Street Art, Modern Architecture, Finance District and so much more.
Images courtesy of Trisha Toh.