A few weeks ago, I met up with a lovely friend (and fellow blogger) Katrina for coffee, and wander and lunch. She’s one of those friends who you just talk and talk and talk with – you know when the conversation never runs out and you jump at great speed from topic to topic and set the world to rights as you go?
We hadn’t seen each other in a few weeks, so we made plans to meet up. We both live in South East London (shhhh we actually live in Kent, but we both pretend we live in London) so we jumped on the Overground up to Shoreditch High Street and pounded the streets, looking at street art, mooching in a couple of book shops and chatting as we went.
I took my DSLR camera but ended up mainly using my iPhone, so these photos aren’t great quality but we had fun spotting fun places to snap.
After a while, we stopped for coffee and some brunch at Albion Cafe, which had a fab breakfast buffet situation going on and had some gluten free options for Katrina.
Then we wandered some more and took some more photos as we walked and chatted. The colours around Shoreditch are just incredible. I bet the people who work, or live, around there don’t even notice it any more (and we did get a few withering looks from the locals as we snapped away).
I think we walked further than we thought as it wasn’t long before we were hungry again and we headed to Boxpark and had the most amazing pulled pork and brioche bun with pickles. Seriously good.
I was keen to find some Camille Walala street art while we were there, so we headed up towards Old Street where we knew there was an amazing building she’s painted – I think it’s a TV company that has the office space inside. Isn’t it fab?
And of course, I couldn’t leave the area without posing like an idiot in front of at least one wall. So I made it a wall that had a large A for Alison on it. Totally normal behaviour, I don’t know what you’re talking about…
Which part of London is your favourite, for a wander?
Looks Fab! Really reminds me of Digbeth in Brum. Lots of vibrant arts on the walls. Cannot wait to see you next week! I am a bit excited now!!! x
I love Shoreditch. Find myself there most weekends with my camera!
Funny enough I proposed to my wife using art work I commissioned on a wall that you snapped!!!!
Loving the blog! Great inspiration.
Love this post, I was just reading Katrina’s too! Clearly I’m a sucker for a painted wall and some colourful brickwork.
And yet again, I wish I lived nearer you so I could join in on outings like this! I’m so out of the London loop these days and we don’t have much in the way of street art down here in Devon. But we do have a good seaside or countryside view. Not such great Instagram fodder though! Great photos. Loving your outfit choices too. Oh, and that food…