Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven- The best coffee shops to visit

Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven- The best coffee shops to visit

Ahhh coffee, where would we be without it? Probably still grumpy and asleep! Coffee has become such an essential part of people’s lives, it’s weird to image a day going without. I’m not the only one to feel this way as the 1st October is National Coffee day, all coffee lovers rejoice! I have put together the top 5 highest rated coffee shops around England. They are all small independent coffee shops who have a passion for coffee. Most of these cafes have won awards for their talent and it’s easy to see why when you try the coffee. Small Batch Coffee Roasters- Brighton Location:17 Jubilee Street , Brighton,BN1 1GE Nearest Station: Brighton Station Website: www.smallbatchcoffee.co.uk One of nine locations around beautiful Brighton, each store has the same  farm to cup ethos. Small batch coffee roasters started out as small family business and they have kept the same personal touch to all their stores. They take the coffee process seriously and they are passionate about sourcing the best coffee and letting you choose the best grind before making a great cup of coffee. Layne’s Espresso Location:16 New Station Street,Leeds, LS1 5DL Nearest Station: Leeds Station Website: www.laynesespresso.co.uk Layne’s has been serving the people of Leeds fantastic coffee since 2011. They are originally started as an espresso bar, mastering the art of great coffee. indeed their website states, ‘We wanted to give the coffee drinking population of Leeds a venue that paid absolute attention to the quality of just two ingredients, coffee and (possibly) milk, and an informative and welcoming environment to enjoy it in’.  They have since expanded and open a...
Pancakes, Crepes, Flapjacks ….

Pancakes, Crepes, Flapjacks ….

Who doesn’t’ love a good brunch? And brunch would not be complete without pancakes!  So, this week, on the 26th, its National Pancake day! So, I have put together my own personal pancake guide to the best brunch spots to grab some delicious and Instagram worthy pancakes! Fuwa Fuwa Location: Unit 8 Brunswick Centre, London WC1N 1AE Nearest Tube:Russell Square Station Website: www.fuwafuwa.co.uk  Fuwa Fuwa is the only place in London (and the UK)  you can get Japanese Souffle Pancake. The pancakes take about 20- 30 minutes to cook but they are well worth the wait as they are super fluffy and delicious as well as jiggly. They offer a huge list of toppings, so there is something for everyone. They are totally Instagram worthy and these pancakes have quickly become an internet sensation, and now it’s in London its time to indulge! Chez Lindsay Location:11 Hill Rise, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6UQ Nearest Tube:Richmond Website: www.chez-lindsay.co.uk Chez Lindsay is a French restaurant making sweet and savoury traditional crepes. They specialise in Galettes which is crepes made with buckwheat flour , which are gluten free and has a nuttier taste. Their choice toppings range from the simple favourite of strawberries and cream to really creative seafood dishes. Highly recommend trying out this traditional Italian place next time you’re out brunching. Milk Location: 18-20, Bedford Hill , London , SW129RG Nearest Tube: Balham Website: www.milk.london One of the most Instagram worthy pancakes, with amazing and unique flavour combination Milk takes brunch to a whole new level. Milk has two locations , and both offer truly beautiful food. They go the extra mile with their topping...
Round of golf anyone?

Round of golf anyone?

So this week it just so happens to be National Miniature Golf day, what a day to celebrate because who doesn’t love a game of mini-golf. So you’ve come to the right place because we have put together a list of some of the coolest places to play a game of great game of Mini golf. Puttshack White City Location: Westfield, Ariel Way, London W12 7HB Nearest Tube: Wood Lane Website:  www.puttshack.com Puttshack at White City is one of their three locations. Here they have combined technology and golf to become one of the first places to take traditional golf to another level. They have automatic score boats and you can track your ball. They have four different courses to choose from such as Beer Pong and Duck Hunt. Once you finished your game, they have a great dining area too with huge selection of food and yummy cocktails to choose from. Swingers West End Location: 15 John Prince’s Street London W1G 0AB Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus Website: swingersldn.com/home/west-end/ One of two locations, Swingers West End is the crazy gold club. It includes two nine-hole courses which have been inspired by the glamorous era of the 1920 English Rivera. Have a cocktail on the course as they have four cocktail bars on site. Now once you’ve finished your game and your cocktail head over to the 3D Photo podium and show off your great golfing skills! Afterwards browse the promenade area in search for your street food. You can choose from a variety of vendors to suit your mood including Made of Dough and a dessert only vendor! Swingers takes crazy golf to...
Feeling romantic?

Feeling romantic?

So, its Valentine day in Colombia on the 21st September September. Before you say anything, I know we have already had Valentine’s day this year,  but who needs an excuse to do something romantic with their loved one. So, in honour of the Colombian day of love, we have found some romantic places that even Cupid would approve of! Electric Cinema Location: 191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2ED Nearest Tube: Ladbroke Grove Website: www.electriccinema.co.uk  The classic date night choice has got to be, dinner and a movie. Well, at Electric Cinema they have given the classic date night an massive upgrade with an added touch of class and comfort with their huge couches and red velvet front row beds. Perfect to stretch out and have a cuddle while watching the latest blockbuster film!  They also have a full bar, great menu and pick and mix to choose your own treats. This also happens to be one of the oldest working cinemas in the country and the beautiful interior reflects that bygone age. Electric cinema will take you back in time. Tickets range from £20-£40 for a couch or bed but please book in advance.   Clos Maggiore  Location: 33 King Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8JD Nearest Tube: Convent Garden Website: www.closmaggiore.com Voted one of the world’s most romantic restaurants and it’s easy to see why. This Italian restaurant has been transformed into a romantic green house with beautiful cherry bloom and candlelight dinners. The food and wines are locally sourced and have won awards for excellence a few times. There is a smart casual dress code for this venue so...
Looking for the best Pizza in town? Look no further …

Looking for the best Pizza in town? Look no further …

On the 5th September it is National Cheese Pizza day, and it makes perfect sense that Pizza would have its own national day! The beloved italian dish is a crowd pleaser, and everyone has their favourite topping from pineapple to pepperoni . In honour of this great day, we have put together a selection of some of the most inventive and delicious pizzerias around. Try something different or stick with a margherita, there is such a variety to choose from our list below. Made of Dough Location: 182 Belleden Rd, SE15 4BW Nearest Tube: Peckham Rye Website: www.madeofdough.co.uk Made of Dough Company, started out as a travelling pizzeria , going to markets and festivals, they have now grown so much. They have one main pizzeria and three kiosks dotted around London.  Since they’ve started they have been voted the best Pizza in London, twice and its easy to see why! Keeping to their humble beginnings , Made of Dough is still travelling around to festivals and markets, selling great  pizza and cool merch. However, if you’re not planning on going to any festival soon but still want a good slice of pizza their main location is in Peckham, where you can sit down to some great wood fire pizza ,  gelato and a yummy cocktail. What more could you want? Crust Bro’s Location: 113 Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London, SE1 8UL Nearest Tube: Waterloo Underground Website: www.crustbros.co.uk Known as the leopard print crust company, Crust Bro’s are focused on making authentic Italian pizza with great Italian ingredients. They have a really trendy  ‘build your own pizza’ menu , with gluten free bases and vegan options as...
Bank Holiday Fun- 5 things to do this long weekend

Bank Holiday Fun- 5 things to do this long weekend

Another bank holiday is quickly approaching, and if , like me ,you’ve completely forgotten all about it then fear not! We have made a list of some brilliant events and festivals happening over the long weekend, so  you can really make the most of your extra day off. Notting Hill Carnival Location: Main parade Great Western Road finishing at Ladbroke Grove. Website: https://nhcarnival.org/  Dates: 25th-26th August 2019 Nearest Tube: Notting Hill   A free carnival? A free carnival that is also one of the largest street carnivals in Europe. Well it’s a no brainer really. This annual event celebrates London’s Caribbean culture and traditions, which last year about 2 million people attended. This parade takes up 10 neighborhood so please do download the handy carnival app before hand which will have loads of information and handy map and travel information for you! With live music  , floats and gorgeous mas bands dancers you can understand why this is such a renown carnival, a true celebration of culture. On the Sunday they offer a more family friendly day , while Monday will more of a party. There will be traditional food and activities throughout the day so its caters for everyone!   South West 4 Festival Location: Clapham Common, Windmill Dr, London SW4 9DE Website: https://www.southwestfour.com/ Dates: 24th-25th August 2019 Nearest tube: Clapham Common   Ticketed event so be sure to get your tickets in advance, tickets start from £62.50. One of the coolest festivals hosted by Capital FM with names such as basement Jaxx, Craig David, Idris Elba, Mabel and so many more. The line up has over 90 different artist ...