The weekend edit #14

After a recent training session on Microsoft Office organisational tool One Note and a pretty busy 2015 so far living in a small one bed flat, I’ve been thinking a lot about organisation. How does the super-organised mind work? Can the brain be trained this way or is it a natural skill? Do we put ourselves under too much pressure to be organised (with Pinterest full of a million ‘how to…’) and does it really mean we have more time for ourselves and live a happier/fullfilled life? If you have any answers I would seriously love to know! Particularly if there’s a way to somehow find more time for me AND squeeze in some of this weekend’s edit!



Rosewood London Slow food & living market – I love the idea of heading to a London food market and grabbing a bunch of fresh ingredients for dinner that evening, but it rarely happens (possibly because I fill myself up on the spot). This new market at the Rosewood Hotel looks like a good place to achieve this goal.

Druid Street Market – Talking of markets to grab food to go, according to Hot Dinners, Druid Street Market has expanded its offering since I last properly visited the area. This means that there’s even more choice for a brunch or lunch.

The Rumpus Room – I’ve been doing a lot of research for my 30th birthday celebrations this month and came across the Mondrian’s rooftop cocktail bar along the way. Sadly it was fully booked for the evening I was after but I’m definitely putting it on the cocktail hour list.

Taberna Do Mercado –  A Portuguese restaurant from the chef at the infamous Chiltern Firehouse is sure to be a tasty affair. I’m certainly intrigued about its breakfast and *THOSE* Portuguese tarts.

The Little Taperia – I’ve walked past this little tapas place in Tooting a few times now and always find myself peering at the menu and the dishes inside. After recently reading the reviews it has been confirmed that dinner must be done here soon.

Beany Green – The bottomless brunch concept is certainly on the rise in London and I can’t deny a bit of fizz is never a bad weekend treat. Next to join the scene is one of my regular weekday coffee spots, who’ll be offering flowing Prosecco alongside their signature Aussie brunch dishes for £33 each. It’ll be available at their Broadgate and Marylebone branches. Read the full menu here.

Syon Park –  Once you start searching for things in and around London it’s inevitable you’ll end up with a growing list. I recently shared how I’m hooked on London houses at the moment and Syon Park is the latest one that’s caught my eye. You can reach this regal home from Brentford Rail station (it’s actually just across the river from Kew Gardens).

Hampton Court – It’s a place that’s been on the radar for a long time but I haven’t quite reached it yet. I’m hoping to squeeze it into a sunny afternoon at some point soon. It looks like such a photogenic place and I reckon I’d have some fun in the maze too.

Secret gardens –  I’m always keen to find those pockets of peacefulness in London and this list on Poppy Loves has plenty of inspiration. This post on A Lady in London has some great options too.

Pick your own farms – Definitely an activity to be done before the summer sun has gone. I can totally picture myself storing up some fruit for breakfasts and baking, and having a lot of fun getting green-fingered and grubby along the way.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. August 8, 2015 / 9:05 am

    Great list of things to do in London! I’m going to Druid Street market this morning! 🙂

    • ThisCityLifeLondon
      August 8, 2015 / 10:51 am

      Oh jealous! Will look forward to reading your write up! 😉