Wednesday, April 04, 2007
My London and Twickenham/Richmond
Sandy's in Twickenham - Amazing fishmonger, who doesn't laugh at you when you stand there looking utterly confused at the massive selection of fish he has.
New Look, H&M, Primark, Top Shop, M&S, Gap (all over) - I'm high street all the way.
Paperchase in Kingston - Stand alone shop. I adore everything in Paperchase and am constantly buying note books I will never ever write in, pens, cards. It's like being 8 again and visiting a toy shop.
Lakeland at Brent Cross (the new bit over the road) - Did you know you needed a mushroom scrubber or mango slicer? No? Neither did I until I discovered this lovely shop.
Waterstones at Piccadilly - I haven't been here for years but often used to visit after work for a browse and a coffee. I think/hope it's still there.
Selfridges, Oxford Street - This shop has very fond memories for me, it was my first regular saturday job and is such a great shop. Although it has got a bit tooooo trendy and not full of the lovely little old ladies looking for the Haberdashery department.
Space NK in Richmond - when I'm feeling flush
Boots at Kew Retail park - for when I need shampoo
Wilkinsons in Kingston - for great bargains
Jewellery Alley in Richmond - A row of shops that sparkle.
Happicraft in Twickenham - An excellent independent baby shop. Sells almost everything.
The terrace in Kingston - The most amazing sandwiches. The chicken escalope club is highly reccomended.
De Cecco in Fulham - Lovely Italian.
Green Cottage on Finchley Road - My favourite chinese restaurant.
Southeys on Chiswick High Road - The Best Sunday roasts I've ever had. Many a single girls afternoon with a bottle of red and Lizzie getting rat arsed.
Don Fernandos in Richmond - Lovely tapas, lively atmosphere.
The bagel bakery on Brick lane - When you're pregnant, can't sleep and hungry, it's worth the drive.
The Freemasons in Hampstead - just for the beer garden.
The White Swan in Twickenham - lovely pub right on the river. Packed in the summer.
Pembroke Lodge cafe in Richmond Park - can't describe how lovely this place is. Nothing special in the food department, just a lovely place with a great terrace and view.
Parks and Walks.
Marble Hill to Richmond - a lovely walk along the river.
The Heath - full of some very happy memories.
Other special places....
Mayfair - I loved working around there. All the squares, Shepherds Market and not too full of tourists.
Fulham - some great nights out, full of rahs, quality. Home to the wonderful night club 'Crazy Larry's'. Many, many, many a drunken night in there.
Oriental City in Hendon - there's a restaurant that does the best Dim Sum I have ever tasted and there's shops that sell great plates, bowls etc
AND THAT'S MY TOWN!