If you’re looking at this post you’re only here for one reason: Doughnuts.
I’m not talking about Krispy Kremes, because these ones are even better. Got your attention, yet?
Well dough-nut worry, this will not disappoint.
When it comes to sweet treats, Crosstown Doughnuts are one of my best discoveries in London.
Crosstown Doughnut vans are dotted around central, however there is also a ‘Coffee and Doughnut’ cafe in Soho that is pretty awesome.
They are freshly made, and made of sourdough. Although a bit pricier than the everyday doughnut, these things go down a treat and I seriously want to work my way through every flavour.
Some flavours are more unique than others, and you could buy a Dulce de Leche doughnut, a Salted Caramel Banana Creme doughnut, a Coffee Custard Scroll or even a Chilli Chocolate one.
I’ve only bought their doughnuts from Spitalfields market (above), and from their Coffee and Dougnut cafe in Soho, but each time was sooo worth the money.
I’ll take a box of 60, please…
On a gorgeous sunny day in London, the crowds usually flock to Hyde Park or Kensington Gardens. But how about heading to Canary Wharf on a sunny Saturday?
The last two times I went to Canary Wharf in the past month, it was so quiet. The scenery (plenty of business skyscrapers!) makes it feel as though you’re right smack bang in the middle of the city. However, since it is the central area for business and work; it is busy on the weekdays but it seems that people don’t like to come back on weekends…
This makes it pretty great for people like us who head out exploring all weekend. Canary Wharf has so many restaurants, cafes and sights to choose from.
Whether you want to get a drink, grab a nice hearty meal, or simply wander around the skyscrapers and walk along the beautiful river Thames that sweeps right through the area, this has to be on your next must-visit…
One of my must visits has to be Browns. Right by Kerb, and over a stunning little bridge, dotted with little boats and yachts – it has plenty of outdoor seating where you can catch the rays and people watch with a cocktail by the river.
Here their cocktails are around £8 on the weekend, (but only £5 in the weekdays) and other drinks are pretty standard London prices.
Other than that, food -wise, there’s plenty to choose from. We weren’t too peckish on the last sunny Saturday so decided on 3 ‘bar snacks’ for £9.95 – asparagus and hollandaise, cheese and crackers, and battered duck snacks with a rhubarb sauce.
Sounds a bit odd – but so good! Next up and calling us were mojitos – can’t go wrong with an ice cold drink in the sun.
I have also come across the most unique little roof garden in Canary Wharf… If you keep walking along the riverside you will come across a giant building in the river saying “Big Easy”: head on inside and climb to the top and you will find a gorgeous little indoor roof garden filled with international plants.
Plenty of photo opportunities here along with sights of the huge glass buildings that dominate Canary Wharf and the sights are great for all you architecture geeks.
All about the angles……