Katya Jackson

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Authentic Italian Delicatessen You Don’t Want To Miss in London

Last time I lived abroad I fell into the usual trap when you postpone all sightseeing (museums in particular) until the very last moment when it’s time to pack up and leave. In my last 2 weeks in Hungary, I visited more places than in the entire year before. I already see the same thing happening to me here in London. This time it is a bit trickier as I…

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Coffee at the London market not every tourist knows about

What I always liked in London is local markets, whether it’s fresh vegetables stalls or designer accessorizes. There are several well-known markets in the city – Portobello Road, Borough Market and Spitalfields to name a few. But what attracts me more are small areas, usually just one street called a market. They are not busy with tourists and are a nice place to hang out at the weekends. Actually you…

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Red bricks coffee shop Ozone Coffee Roasters

Ozone Coffee Roasters is known to be one of the most popular artisan coffee shops in London. The possibility to dine there makes this place attractive from early morning until late evening. I was greeted by a very nice girl who let me choose my own seat. This was a good beginning because I generally like such a freedom – to choose the table. It can sound weird, but … Anyway, there…

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How did I find a perfect local coffee shop – La Moka

There are several little things that can make those early mornings more pleasant. For me, the first is not to oversleep and to wake up with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. And given that at the moment I don’t have either a coffee grinder or a coffee machine, I have to rely on the coffee at the office. The story today is about what I believe in – that…

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Labour and Wait – The Shop Of Simple Things

I started talking about trendy places in Shoreditch and Redchurch Street earlier this week. A minute away from ‘Barber and Parlour’ there is the ‘Labour and Wait’ shop offering functional products for the home. I like that the idea of simplicity and minimalism is becoming more and more popular nowadays. For me personally it means people become more conscious of what they buy and why, without being obsessed with unnecessary…

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Fancy something unusual? Check out Barber and Parlour in Shoreditch

For those who are unfamiliar with the area, Shoreditch is one of the trendiest places in London. Located in the north-east of London, it’s a home for artists making and selling their own designer stuff.  It’s also full of popular bars and is considered a curry mecca by the locals. I call it an alternative part of London with its unique relaxed spirit of art and freedom. Redchurch Street has its…

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A Coffee Shop in A Public Toilet?

Yes.. A former underground Victorian toilet has been converted into a coffee shop. Original tiles, urinals and even the cisterns remain the same. I read about The Attendance a few months ago in Time Out, and came across it accidentally. This toilet was built at the end of 19th century and was not in use for another half century. Nowadays it’s said to be a unique espresso bar in Europe.…

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Story Coffee in Battersea

This coffee shop has everything I like: big windows along the walls, a corner location, minimalistic interior design and not so many people. I was actually quite surprised to see only one person there on Saturday morning. Most coffee shops open till 5 or 6 pm and usually they are very crowded at the weekends. Very typical for London. Every time I want to try a green coffee but end…

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