Meet the Londoners

Today is 2 years since I moved to London. Even though I was super excited, I was deeply sad to leave my family and friends in Saint Petersburg. A woman at Russian border control tried to cheer me up saying that my passport is valid for the next 10 years and I can visit home often. The moment I landed in London I was back to my normal mood of…

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10 Ideas for a street photo in London

When my parents ask me what I do in London in my free time I say ‘I love doing street photography!’. They are like: ‘What? You just photograph a street? Like any street? A road? A wall? What?” Well…yes and no I answered. And then they came to visit me in London and my dad was taking photos of everything: signs, tube, houses, cars, etc. I found myself giving him…

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Travel inspiration or an idea of London Photography Guide

I love to travel and I guess I’m not alone having such a hobby. And I don’t mean having 2 holidays per year in a hot country where you spend all the days on the beach. I mean looking for any opportunity to go somewhere new, even within the country you live in. I should say it’s very addictive. Once you start travel frequently you just can’t stop. But I…

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London Spaces – The Book Club in Shoreditch

I continue exploring the city in the way I like the most – getting into the area and just walking on the streets with a camera. Also I was looking for a big and spacious place where I can do my work with a laptop and not being destructed. TBC (The Book Club) is like 3 in 1. It’s the place to hang out with friends playing table tennis, to…

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Coffee Shop Shoreditch Grind

This is one of three ‘Grind’ coffee shops in London. Holborn Grind review was one of my first posts here on the blog, and here is the first Grind in the city – Shoreditch Grind. I have never seen a coffee shop having it’s own building, and it’s amazing! It stands out quite good and I couldn’t pass by without checking it out. Because of black walls it can look…

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Vintage Magazine Shop – The trip to the past

There is something about vintage shops that attracts me – the sweet memories of childhood full of new discoveries, a connection with the past when things were very different and that tiny feeling of nostalgia. Vintage shops make me reflect about what people valued in a past comparing to insane time of consumerism nowadays. In the middle of Soho I stumbled upon ‘Vintage Magazine Shop‘ which I couldn’t ignore. Interestingly,…

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BirdHouse – a coffee shop in Battersea you didn’t know about

I’m trying to have it as a rule that I eat breakfast out on Saturdays. During the week I’m always in a hurry – I only have time to quickly eat porridge with berries and to buy a take away coffee at La Moka. But Saturday morning is finally the time to enjoy the most important meal of the day. We usually go to Jack’s at Junction for ‘Eggs Benedict’…

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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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