As a lifestyle blogger, Joey London’s feed is full of shots of him on his travels, but what does he get up to when he’s back on home turf? We asked the born-and-bred Tottenham boy to share what 24 hours might look like if he hit up his favourite spots around the capital.
One place that always blows my mind with their new menus is Riding House Cafe, just off Oxford Street. Unreal for brunches, this is somewhere where I would take my mate for a catch-up or somewhere I’d take a client to impress them.
My recommendation: Booking in advance is key for getting a good seat and not queuing up, as it can get busy. You have to try the sweets on the brunch menu. The French toast is to die for! It’s also definitely worth getting one of the fresh juices.
One thing I love about London is that there are so many places to eat, you’ll never be stuck on choices when you are peckish. The places I’ve picked for this guide are based on my favourite cuisines but also convenience. The one for me that will always be a winner is Busaba Eathai, a super reliable Thai restaurant that always hits the spot! Perfect for a mid-shopping stop-off, you can be sat down and served within 15 minutes.
My recommendation: Don’t be shy on the sides at Busaba – get yourself some matchstick wings and Chinese broccoli, those are my favourites.
Another one of my favourites, and probably one of the most reliable is The Hoxton. With one in Shoreditch and one in Holborn, you’ll probably be within 30 minutes of one of them and they are both great. The Hoxton is actually a hotel, but does amazing dinner and drinks on the weekends when it starts getting a bit more lively, with great cocktails and live djs to get you right in the mood to head out after.
My recommendation: You’ve got to try either their bloody Mary, spicy margarita or whiskey sour, always my go-to drinks when I’m at The Hoxton.
The Ned! As sister to the Soho House group, this is almost the London City/banker boy version of Soho house, which is actually so much fun on a Friday and Saturday. It’s got a 1920s New York feel and can get super lively on the weekends with live bands situated right in the middle of the various bars. They also do amazing cocktails. It’s not the cheapest of places but definitely a great pit stop if you are out around that area.
My recommendation: Get yourself booked in for a night’s stay here and just spend a day and night exploring the grounds, with seven restaurants and loads of bars to choose from. Finish the night by grabbing yourself a cocktail and chilling by the rooftop pool overlooking the London skyline!