Sunday, October 23, 2016

Go Visit London: 3 Hidden Gems

I have so much to share about my adventures and it would be impossible to write everything within one article. So yeah, welcome to my Part 2!

Lets start off with the London's city. As everyone knows, Big Ben, London Bridge, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace are commonly known as those famous tourist attraction. And many tend to forget other hidden gems in London that you should actually go and explore! To make your trip truly unforgettable, check out some other places that people don't even know they were existing. Bucket list: 

1. Sky Garden
A very spacious rooftop garden, and I found the panoramic view of London to be stunning from up there. There was also a cafe bar serving tea, coffee, cocktails with some pastries and muffins available too. There's something very rare to enjoy this view with a fabulous drink, you would be crazy if you miss this.So if you are considering to visit the Shard or the London eye, seriously consider SkyGarden as your alternative option. It is free admission, not to mention you have to book online in advance. Click for your booking slot. 

I wandered around the semi-tropical greenhouse garden,  it was very refreshing. After months of cold weather, summer is finally here! London is now bask with glorious sunshine. Look at those green plants everywhere, I had wondered how long the indoor plants can last before they dying off? How often the plants should be watered? Are they using in-house watering system? hahahha dumb questions.

Sky Garden they offer everything from cocktails to cookies, cakes, muffins, croissants and many more. Mouthwatering just by looking at the food now, bring me back please :( I opted for an orange juice costing me around 3 to 5 pounds, no doubt it was mildly expensive. 

2. Portobello Road
-Beautiful colored row house- 

One of the many questions I am asked is where I visit those colorful painted houses in London? Well it is located along the Portobello Road, all the magical colorful houses lining the way. The main tube station is Notting Hill Gate, which is easily accessibly via the Central circle and District lines. When I was last there, I stumbled upon these pretty houses and I couldn't resist the stunning muted pastel colors. Its easily one of my favorite London Street, and I wouldn't mind living there forever :)

This is where the trouble came in. When I travel alone,how do I get photos of myself? So I asked a stranger to do me a favor. But 9 times out of 10, the candid is very upsetting LOL. A lesson learned, DO NOT get a strangers to take you a photo. Anyway, they were nice to stop and help me out. I'd appreciated so much, thank you :)

Portebello Market
Address: Portobello Road, 72 Tavistock Road, London W11 1AN
Public Transport: Ladbroke Grove Station

3. Little Venice
Just as it's name suggest, Little Venice look exactly like the Italian's city, with all those colorful canals and typical houseboats. Whilst there, you can talk a walk or either take a boat trip along the canal. It is a short walk from the tube Station ( Warwick Avenue) to Little Venice, around 5 mins. There were several restaurant and cafes to eat along the way.

When I lived in London I used to dream of living in a houseboat lol.... and I still do.. Wish I own one of them. 

Little Venice
Address: Maida Ave, London W2 1ST, United Kingdom
Station: Warwick Avenue Station, then walk 5mins to Little Venice
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