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Spend the most amazing weekend in London ever!
Gone are the days where whenever you thought of British Food, you kinda wanted to leave the room. Greasy Fish’n’Chips, mashed peas and mint sauce. These days, London is a true vegan foodie capital! So many cute coffee places serve mean Oat Lattes…Well, my main reason for this trip was the Harry Potter play, but hey, a girl gotta eat. So I put together the placed we visited and really liked.
Discover my favourite vegan restaurants in East London and beyond for a perfect weekend trip
A whirlwind weekend in London is sometimes just what the Doctor ordered. Discover my favourite places we visited during our weekend trip. Expect, vegan restaurants, coffee, drinks and plenty of sweets.
A Weekend in London
My favourite places for vegan & vegetarian foodies and urban explorers
London calling. I so love London. I totally have my strawberry-coloured glasses on and I see everything in a romanticised way. I probably couldn’t afford to live anywhere near the city centre and commuting would be a nightmare, but a weekend trip to London is a must-do, at least once a year – when you’re a lucky gal. This short travel guide is a short overview of what we did, where we stayed and where we had brunch and dinner. This free travel guide is the perfect starting point for an amazing weekend in London. Let’s dive right in!
Where we stayed
The Culpepper, 40 Commercial Street, London E1 6LP
Whenever possible, I choose small venues over big hotel chains (D’OH). So when you’re like me and you find yourself looking for accommodation in East London (Shoreditch), then The Culpepper is a perfect choice. Cosy, personal, stylish – it checks all the boxes. The hotel/pub/restaurant has only a handful of rooms upstairs, but they are all fabulous. And for sleeping above a pub, the rooms were really quiet! Good drinks and a popular after-work spot. In case you eat meat, I heard their Sunday Roast is rather spectacular.
That Duck&Waffle view! Seriously. It’s that amazing. Vegetarian lunch options only, unless you count a bowl of fruit. But again, that view! High over London East with a view straight into the City Centre on one side and the Thames and Tower of London on the other. Reservation is a must! Farm Girl is an amazing spot in Soho for brunch or light lunch.
Nude Espresso 26 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR
Cafe from Crisis London 64 Commercial St, London E1 6LT
Department Of Coffee And Social Affairs 6 Lamb St, London E1 6EA (inside Spitalfields Market) – They’ve several spots all over town
I’m always on the hunt for good coffee. And when they’re serving a mean Oat Latte, I’m in Heaven. Nude Espresso serves delicious Breakfast (vegetarian only). Cafe from Crisis London provides a route in employment for homeless people and ex-offenders. Department of Coffee and Social Affairs has A a cool name and B great Oat Lattes. And just beside their shop in Spitalfields Market is a Crosstown Doughnuts food truck and they’re serving vegan doughnuts soooo…
Crosstown Doughnuts 6 Lamb St, London E1 6EA (inside Spitalfields Market)
The Hummingbird Bakery 11 Frying Pan Alley, London E1 7HS
Dark Sugars Cocoa House 124-126 Brick Ln, London E1 6RU
Peggy Porschen 116 Ebury St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9QQ (Notting Hill)
Hand up if you crave a vegan doughnut right now? Heck yes. Crosstown Doughnuts has a fair selection of vegan doughnuts and they’re so so good. The Hummingbird Bakery is a staple of Classic English baking. Dark Sugars make delicious chocolate and truffles. A small vegan collection. One of the few bakeries worth travelling through the entire town? Peggy Porschen. Everything about this place is instagrammable. (Did I just say that?)
Ever since we travelled back from New York, by CHLOE’s banana bread and vegan burgers where always on my mind. Their London branches are just as nice! And they even added some local flavouring to the menu. Yup, vegan Fish’n’Chips! Initially, we wanted to want an Indian dinner at Dishoom, but with no reservation and a 1h waiting time we ditched that idea. Lucky us, we discovered Dosa World quite by accident. Lovely Indian food and staff. Loads of vegetarian options, vegan possible. You know what inevitably happens when you’re so excited to go eat at a certain place and you got these major expectations in your head and you fear that it comes tumbling down? That’s kinda what happened at the Farmacy. A 100% vegan restaurant, gorgeous interior, friendly staff and great menu. Sounds terrific, right? Well, our starter (the shared Mezze plate) was really good. My main (Middle East bowl) not so much. Ok, don’t get me wrong, it was good. But, it lacked that certain something that would get me all excited. Like, a special ingredient or texture or anything to knock it out of the park. Nonetheless, it’s definitely a place I need to try again!
The Alchemist 6 Bevis Marks, London EC3A 7BA
Fancy cocktails that are also just really good? Yup, that’s The Alchemist. The name says it all. Think dry ice and blow torches.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Palace Theatre, 113 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 5AY
It’s always a great experience to see a show at the Westend. Especially when it’s the Harry Potter play! Guys, you know I didn’t need any convincing that this play will be fantastic, but even Wenzel (who isn’t into HP at all…) really liked the play.
Must-have weekend treat: Duck&Waffle: Fancy breakfast with one of the best views of the City.
Seeing a play in the West End is a must. A must-of-the-must is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It’s really that good! Even my non-HP-nerd boyfriend enjoyed it.
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Hi, I’m Jennifer. I create sweet vegan recipes and take semi-messy photos of food. I’m always hunting for good places to eat and where to go to for my next cup of Oat Latte. A supermarket is usually the first place I visit in a foreign place. I created Miss Walter’s so that you can wow your vegan an non-vegan friends alike with decadently delicious vegan recipes. Also, I’ll share my favourite foodie spots from my travels with you.