Central London so we’re never too far from our favourite restaurants!
The cheapest was a basement flat in Russel Square underneath a Bangladeshi food store and the most expensive is our current flat near Covent Garden.
Luckily not too disastrous although being charged £1.000 from our deposit due to a pencil mark on a wall was pretty bad...
Our favourite place is Kati Roll Company in Soho (they are also in NYC)! This Indian street food wrap joint serves up Indian kebabs (meat and vegetarian) in paratha wraps. You have to try the Unda Shami (egg and minced lamb) and Unda Chicken (egg and - you guessed it - chicken) for £6.90 each.
We love walking and exploring the city by foot or bike so it would include discovering a new neighbourhood (ideally in the sun!). For us, London is one of the most architecturally diverse cities to walk around so you’re always discovering something new - whether it’s amongst the colourful houses of Notting Hill or in the historic buildings in the city. We’ve recently taken up roller skating so have many more plans to travel around the city on our four small wheels too!
Years ago! They give them away for free if it’s your birthday.
When things are open, it’s the museums! We feel lucky we have access to such incredible collections for free in this city. Some of our favourites include the Victoria and Albert museum, the Royal Academy and the Wallace Collection.
No matter where you are in London, or the food/vibe you're looking for, Onezone has your back. It’s our favourite app to find out about new restaurant openings, discover restaurants in new areas and share them with friends. Definitely give it a download!
Kitchen Table - one of the best fine dining experiences in Europe! They're a husband and wife team with 16-20 courses of the finest 2 Michelin star food!
Oh there are so many! A few that come to mind include:
Oddbox – We’ve been getting their boxes for three years now and couldn’t live without them! They rescue ‘wonky’ fruits and veggies from farms that would otherwise be thrown out because they don’t fit the standard, and compile a gorgeous box every week which gets delivered to your door.
Food chain – a great platform to access ingredients and produce from local suppliers! While they used to only work with restaurants, they’ve now shifted to working with consumers directly, which has made lockdown a lot more delicious!
EK bakery – makes our favourite brownies in the city! You have to give them a try.
Imad's Syrian Kitchen – What first started as amazing set of supper clubs and pop ups by Imad, a Syrian chef who came to the UK as a refugee, has now turned into a fully-fledged restaurant opening in Kingly Court. We can’t wait for things to go back to normal so they can open their doors to the public!
‘I’ll stay for one’.
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