Fish and chips! Oh the smell, the taste. Don’t you just love them? I mean what’s better than a wrapped up fish and chip supper? Perhaps sitting on a beach with the wind, rain and crashing waves! Trust me, that’s what we do here! It’s the UK’s national dish after all! Really it is.
Generally, we get a bad rap regarding our food. But, dig a bit, hunt around, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you can find. It’s just a case of knowing where to find them! London has it’s fish and chips, of course, but there’s a lot more to discover and taste.
So here at isango! we give you our recommendations to the places to eat, and what you can do in and around the area you’re eating in, here in the capital. Well, food and travel go together, wouldn’t you say?
Snuggled between the city of London and towards the newly developed East side of the city (Stratford and The Docklands), Shoreditch is start-ups haven! Small cafes, restaurants and independent stores can be found on every street corner. Brick Lane is one of its more famous locations. Add in the areas street-art scene and its varied history, and you have an area that can be explored, devoured and shopped in!
An old London favourite – head to the market, it’s a no brainer. Make sure to tuck into some of the food places dotted among the market stalls, along the canal and alleyways. It’s easy to spend a whole day exploring this area and with a vibrant nightlife scene too, well it’s a great place to have a wander.
Fashionable in the ’60s and still a place for fashionably forward thinkers. Not forgetting the West End theatre scene. Walk the enclosed, narrow streets, and you’ll find culinary delights of every kind. Often hiding in the shadows of the theatres.
Southwark (Borough Market)
Hidden close to the towering Shard, Southwark and in particular Borough Market are among the most popular of tourist retreats. Pop-up stalls and independent culinary companies via for trade and salivating months! Walk the market, smell the smells, and take your pick. You can also undertake walking tours and more to discover the districts gruesome past.
Don’t expect Hugh Grant to be strolling through this area, it was just film after all. But you can expect plenty of quality independent stores, cafes and restaurants. Not forgetting the coloured doors scattered among the Notting Hills streets. Like your fashion blogs? This is one of London’s top fashion blogger photoshoot areas. Look, but don’t annoy or disturb the homeowners. It is their house, after all.
London’s food scene is ever-changing, ever embracing the trends and habits. Seek out these districts, and you’ll guarantee yourself plenty of culinary options always pushing the boundaries and waiting for eager mouths to fill. Enjoy the fish and chips first mind you!