Weekend Ideas for Busy People (our Christmas gift to you!)
With the Christmas Countdown clock ticking, the frenzy of Christmas shopping in full flow, why not slow down the pace and have a lazy day to yourself? Here are 3 of our favourite lazy days in London to help you take your foot off the gas.….our Christmas gift to you!
Maltby Street Food Market & Brunch at St Johns Bakery
What could be nicer than a lazy brunch and a meander round a food market? One of our favourite London food markets, you’ll find Maltby Street nestled in the railway arches of the Ropewalk, Bermondsey. A foodie heaven Maltby has, hands down, some of the best food stalls in the capital: The London Honey Company, Little Bread Pedlar, Natoora, Neal’s Yard dairy and many more. Stop off for breakfast or brunch at St John’s Bakery-check out their amazing bacon sandwiches and custard doughnuts (seriously a little piece of heaven). Find out more on their Facebook page . For something more substantial have a leisurely lunch in the arches at 40 Maltby Street.
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Sail Down Regent’s Canal
(& Sunday Lunch at a 19th Century Coach House)
Take the water bus from Little Venice to Camden Lock and meander through Central London on water. Cheap as chips and letting you take in the sights of London Zoo, quirky narrowboats and the swanky pads off Regent’s Park, it’s the perfect way to avoid the traffic and the crowds. Hop off at Camden Market and get a bus (or a long walk!) up to The Bull & Last, a 19th Century Coach House turned North London gastro pub, just a stone’s throw from Hampstead Heath.
(We recommend the rib tickling roast beef and Yorkshire puddings followed by a couple of salted caramel truffles). If you have a guest of the canine variety, treat them to a bone marrow snack or pig’s ear! Walk off the calories and take in some of the best views in London with a stroll on the Heath.
Photography by Kang L
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Learn How to Make Pasta
(at La Cucina Caldesi)
I’m assured by my “chefly” friends and colleagues that cooking can be very relaxing….Clearly this one is not aimed at people like me, but if you dream of making buttery pasta the traditional way and find nothing more enjoyable than stirring, kneading, steaming and tasting, then a weekend cookery course at central London Italian cookery school La Cucina Caldesi could be for you.
If pasta doesn’t float your boat you could spend the day cooking specialities from Amalfi, creating tapas platters or making macaroons in the company of some great chefs.
But, if you’d rather be just eating amazing pasta than making it, you can check out our “Best Places in the World to Eat Italian” guide.
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