What We’ll Miss About London

by | Dec 6, 2015 | London Life, Moving | 3 comments

London never felt like a place we would stay forever but so much happened personally for us here. We got engaged, lived in a place to ourselves for the first time, and spent our first year of marriage here. We lived out our dream from 2012 then came up with a completely new dream.

Too much happened here for it to not hold a special place for us. And while we’re very certain it’s time to leave, we will always look back on our time in London fondly and hope to return one day (we may even live here again). It’s hard to put into words exactly what we’ll look back on and feel nostalgic about when we think about our time in London so we’ll settle for a list…

Things We’ll Miss About London

Food.

Always food. It’s pretty much the main thing we miss from everywhere we’ve been.

Cafe Sol on Clapham High Street – the best ribs in London and their lunchtime special of a full rack of ribs, chips & a beer or wine for £7.95 is amazing.

ribs at cafe sol

64th and Social – I think it’s the best steak in London but Matt might disagree (Gaucho, Mash, Goodmans…there is some tough competition). We do agree that they have some of the best cocktails around though.

The Bump & Grind espresso cocktail

The Bump & Grind espresso cocktail

The Venn Street markets in Clapham especially the salted caramel Bad Brownies.

bad brownies from venn st market

Nordic Bakeries’ cinnamon rolls – Matt’s favourite breakfast treat since they were right by his work in Golden Square near Piccadilly Circus.

Nardulli’s Gelato – so many summer walks finished with a gelato from Nardulli’s.

Wahaca – our favourite source of Mexican tapas & margaritas (we’ve lost count of how many unplanned visits we’ve made here).

Walking home past all the awesome and historic sights of London

parliament buildings london

tower bridge london

Easy access to Europe

How awesome is it that we can hop on a plane or a train and after a couple hours be looking at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or taking a crazy road trip around Iceland, or sipping champagne in Reims…all for about a £100.

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Our fox neighbours (and squirrels!)

london fox

matt feeding squirrel

Never being short of something to do

Whether it’s going to a musical or a museum, seeing a band play, listening to some live stand up, or some bizarre alternative burlesque theatre or just sipping coffee at a cafe filled with cats or every type of cereal known to man; you will never want for things to do when you live in London. If you can think of it, you can probably find it happening somewhere in London.

“You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”

 

Samuel Johnson

Don’t worry Sam, we’ll be back one day.

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