My daughter and me went to London for a 3 day trip and this is what we saw.
Dim Sum anyone ? Or next doors new attraction,
let fishes knibble at your feet ...
African wraps near Spitalfields market on Sunday.
The Up Sunday Market at Brick Lane, full of vintage and handmade original items and lots of foodstalls ! Great atmosphere here.
Entry to one of the many vintage and handmade markets on Brick Lane
Hanmade buttons rings on Brick Lane
Camden of course was on our list to stroll around the old stables, see original designs and handmade goods.
We ran into a beautiful booth with handmade Turkish Oya Lace named Vividcolors, too bad she has no
(this is not made by Vividcolors)
Hatton Garden the jewellery quarter was visited too.
We hoped to find a large selection of gemstones at
Bellore and Rashbell but we found out that these shops are more for silver and gold jewellery makers.
On a former visit to London we ran into Buffy Beads ...
so now again, thrilled to visit and buy gemstones
at this beautiful but tiny shop.
On Oxford street we saw many people walking around with huge paperbags marked Primark. We finally found this huge shop. It's like a combination of H&M but with Wibra prices and lots of women going wild :-)
A wig anyone ?
On monday it's closing day for many shops in
We visited the famous jewellery collection, but too bad this is one of the sections where you can't make pictures. It is really worth a visit. These are some of the designers that got my full attention :
and I loved the cast iron jewellery/fer de Berlin in black filigree
The V&A museum - a contrast between very old an very modern - a lamp entirely
made of hangers.
Of course we've paid a visit to Harrods too, but
only the departement of Pet kingdom ... just to see
how pets are spoiled ... Spamassage with candles, hairdressers, fitnessroom with flatscreens and a huge range of fashion for dogs and cats.
We where lodging at the BW The Cromwell on
Gloucester Road. Perfect !