After leaving work to get ready to move to Chile, I wanted to spend the last couple of weeks doing the things I loved. So this is how I spent my last two weeks in London:
London is full of amazing art! We are so lucky to have so many free exhibitions both permanent and temporary so I took advantage of admiring it.
Hunt by Arran Gregory at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane ~ This was a display of 20 mirrored Amur leopards (the world’s most endangered cat) and the effect was amazing! All of the cats were identical and made from shapes that has been carefully arranged to create the final masterpiece.
Power Stations Paintings by John Hoyland at Newport Street Gallery, Vauxhall ~ This is a brand new gallery with pieces of art from Damien Hirst’s art collection. The pieces on display at the moment and vibrant, grant and captivating. The blue themed room was my favourite.
Consuming :: London is full to the brim of global cuisine so I took advantage of that fact, and set out at re-visiting some of my favourite food places.
Dishoom ~ I’ve written about Dishoom before and I was definately due another trip. Dishoom is based on a Bombay café, both in terms of decor and menu. This places is always full and all for a good reason; the food tastes so good, and the chocolate chai is a dream too!
Whole Foods, Kensington ~ For a quick, filling and healthy lunch I love the Whole Foods in Kensington, especially the noodle and tofu bowl coated with peanuts! Yum!
Comptoir Libanais ~ This Lebanese restaurant has caught my eye before as the decor is so cool! We went for an afternoon snack of baklava and rose green tea, it was the perfect pick-me-up and the menu for lunch and dinner looked pretty good too!
What’s better than going to an art gallery is finding art in unexpected places.
This skiing wall art was on a tiny road in Kensington, I love the colours and the wintery feel!
It’s not a surprise to find street art in Brick Lane, but it was a surprise to stumble across this very freshly painted one, complete with paint splatters on the floor! I love how bright these colours are 🙂
Counter Albion is a café in Shoreditch with beautiful tables and bright lights to illuminate the grey sky outside.
Everything can become art! This cool tunnel runs into Kings Cross Station and was pretty fun to walk through.
And lastly, not something I love but something necessary: Organising :: Of course, moving abroad means organising; packing, paperwork and two visits to the Chilean embassy in London.
What are your favourite things to do in your hometown?
Great art work!
I loved it too! Finding art (and anything else that can be counted as art) is one of my very favourite things about London 🙂
Love those big cats made of mirrors! 🙂
Aren’t they really amazing?! Such a unique and impressive idea, I loved taking those photos 🙂
It’s definitely a good thing that you took advantage of the food from home before you moved to Chile! Being abroad myself, I can confidently say that’s what I miss most!
Definitely agree! I missed Indian food the most when I lived in Chile before but luckily they now have more Indian restaurants, yum!
All of the food looks so good. I love the title on that coffee shop table- so pretty and colorful!
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It was so cool as all of the tables had different designs – such a good idea! And yes to all the food – all so good!!
Glad you got one more Dishoom visit in before you left. And love all the different pieces of art you found!
Yes, me too!! Still didn’t manage a breakfast there but I think that’ll be for next time 😉
Yay I’m glad you spent your last weeks eating amazing food! I would definitely be eating everything I won’t be able to get anymore! And the art display of the big mirrored leopards is so interesting!
I loved the exhibition, it was so unique and looked amazing! The food was very good indeed 😉
What great ways to spend your last days in London. Well all besides the paperwork and trips to the Embassy. (Even though that can still be exciting, because you’re going to CHILE!!) I’m loving the Hunt exhibit and all of the colorful street art! And the food looks delicious too! 😀
Thanks Lauren! It was all a fun time 🙂 Love all of the art in London and how it is constantly changing all the time!
What a great way to spend your last weeks in London! I would probably do as you did, and eat at my favourite restaurants. Actually that’s what I end up doing when I go home to visit, plan outings with friends so that I can stuff my face with with I haven’t eaten in months 😜
I can imagine!! I am already sure that I will be doing that on my trips back to London!
That tunnel and these leopards look amazing!! My favourite thing about Tromsø is definitely going to the beach – as simple as that 😉
They were so cool! I can imagine that’s it’s a very beautiful beach too 😉
This sounds like a wonderful way to spend a couple of last weeks!
Thanks! They were brilliant 😀
Aw why do you always make me wish I lived in London haha art and good food, seems like the best of both world to me! Also you’re reminding me I need to call the Chilean embassy this week!
Aww! I’m sure you will live there one day, I have a feeling 😉 Hope all goes well at the Chilean Embassy, I thought it was really nice in there!
Great post! I spent my last weeks in London in a very similar way! Miss the food and all the street art.
Sounds great! They are wonderful things about London 🙂