28 Jul 2016

Turning 25 In London

I'm not usually one to celebrate or make a big fuss of my birthday and with my girlfriend being on holiday and all my friends in work I decided to take a trip by myself to London, just to get out of Cardiff for a few hours. I caught the 6:20am Megabus (ridiculously early I know) and arrived by 10am. I've been to London a fair few times so I stayed clear of tourist spots like Buckingham Palace and the London Eye because once you've seen them once, you don't need to see them again right??

So instead I headed to some new spots and a few places I like to go whenever I'm in the capital. My first stop was Dover Street Market, somewhere I've wanted to go for a long time. It's a fashion and retail concept store which also has an art gallery and was created by Rei Kawakubo of Comme Des Garçons. It houses brands such as Raf Simons, Christopher Kane and of course Comme Des Garçons.  I was debating whether to buy a pair of Comme Des Garcons Converse but I decided against it and instead ended up buying a Supreme cap and a Uniqlo x KAWS tee. Nevertheless it's an amazing space to check out garments by designers that I usually wouldn't get to see.

I also spent some time in Shoreditch to fill my hipster shaped needs. There's an array of vintage and concept stores on Brick Lane as well as having pop up stores in Old Truman Brewery, one of which was an All Saints sample sale. I treated myself to a couple of pints as well as a bagel from Beigel Bake, following a recommendation from Action Bronson!

Soho is always a place I like to check out as there's always so much going on. Chinatown, Palace Skateboards and Supreme are places I always like to explore and I highly recommend having bubble tea from Bubbleology and pork buns from one of the many food spots in Chinatown.

I ended up taking a lot of photos in just a few hours, below are a few. I think I'm definitely destined to move to London eventually, I hope it's just a matter of time!


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