Category: London

Shrimpy’s, The King’s Cross Filling Station

King’s Cross, the place to go when you need to travel North (see: Yorkshire). When hungry, despite a renovation of the station, there’s not much to eat aside from Pret, Starbucks and Giraffe. But fear not! You can be saved if you are hungry for a proper meal before your train ride. As I discovered this week, just around the corner by the canal is this little gem: The Filling Station, and inside is a wonderful little restaurant called Shrimpy’s!

The menu has lots of delicious burgers (including crab burgers if you’re into food as intense as that) and the steak looked AMAZING but at £18 I visited at the wrong end of the month to fork out for that! Next time…

The drinks were amazing. I had a lemonade with mint, and sugar. And Henry ordered some coffee/tequila/bailieys concoction.
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Inside the place is tiny, and it feels like the building is slightly (for want of a better word).. temporary!? The light is low which gives it such a nice atmosphere, the staff were super friendly and the menu is also designed beautifully.
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‘Brunch’ at Caravan – London eating

I always find the word ‘Brunch’ so annoying (pretentious), but lets be honest ‘breakfast lunch’ is always the best food. Me and Henry went to Caravan on Exmouth Market (I’d never been but always wanted to go) and it was pretty good. I also gave my new camera one of it’s first outings (I LOOVVVVE IT). I’m glad I can start to build a little London guide on here now – with lots of my favourite London places for my own reference, and not have to lug around a hefty dSLR. Hopefully someone else might find it useful too!

Henry ate: baked eggs, tomato & pepper ragout and Greek yoghurt with chorizo and me: the ham hock hash with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Delishhh.

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All washed down with fresh mint tea. (Good for people with the worst tummies in the world!)pour

Hello, my name is Paul Smith

This weekend I visited the ‘Hello, my name is Paul Smith’ exhibition which is currently showing at the Design Museum. I would highly recommend you go and see this if you can, it’s been extended because it’s so popular. I’ve never been hugely into Paul Smith’s clothes, but I love his taste and have seen photos of his studio before. This exhibition really takes you into Paul’s world and takes you into his present, his past, and his humble beginnings in Nottingham with his afghan hound dog! It’s a visual treat and full of lots of lovely interesting images and photos. It’s a very beautiful display of colour! Also the pinks. Omg. I wish i’d taken my SLR!
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Discover Dogs London – The day I met a shibe

This weekend I visited Earls Court to see Discover Dogs which is apparently “London’s biggest dog show”. Obv I had to go!
Highlights include: Golden Retriever dance show to Daft Punk (there were over 15 of the same dog in one place!), meeting a corgi and a SHIBE in real life (look at the Shibe shrine!!), meeting n’ greeting loads of different breeds of dogs and admiring the D.I.Y decorations all around the venue. Check out the mega dog bunting and weird maps..

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Shoreditch bark dog show, Shoreditch park.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am crazy dog lady. Before Christmas, I raised over £1500 for Battersea dogs home with my Drawing for Dogs project, and this week I received a note in the post inviting me to a Battersea dogs and cats home reunion and fun day. (Obviously I want to go!). It reminded me that I never blogged these photos of a pretty amazing dog day out I had last year.
These photos were taken at the Shoreditch park, Shoreditch bark dog show. Beware: some seriously amazing dogs, large, small, tall and a David Bowie look-alike dog below!

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How cool is that girl and her dog?!