The weekend edit #16

One week into September and I feel a bit caught in the middle. It’s not quite summer anymore but it’s not quite autumn yet either. There are still holidays filling my social media feeds and out of offices continue to enter my inbox, but there are countdowns to Christmas and event invites are starting to come through too. As a result I have casually let the confusion pass by and spent most of my time planning rather than doing all that much (helped by feeling unwell the last few days and some dreary weather 🙁 ). In the process of planning my life away as usual, I’ve picked up a few more places to add to the never-ending list for next weekends edit!


Waffle On at The Watch House – Just in time for the cooler temperatures the popular street market trader from Maltby Street Market, Waffle On, is taking up a residency at Bermondsey coffee shop The Watch House. I can definitely see it featuring in a weekend brunch or weekday brinner (the breakfast at dinner seems to be a growing trend).

Salt & Honey Bistro – I have to admit the name of this restaurant was the first thing that caught my attention (who doesn’t love a good salt and sweet combo?!). But when I found out it was at Sussex Place which is reasonably close to the office and a place where there are a few good restaurants I had to explore the menu. The brunch options are my favourite, I wonder if I can get permission for a late start one day…

Jar Kitchen –  Winner of the people’s top 10 best London restaurants in Timeout is sure to mean that it’s a restaurant worthy of a trip soon, but when it’s backed up by Lisa’s review too it’s really got to be put on the visit list.

The Palomar Restaurant – I spotted a mention of this restaurant, serving food from a modern Jerusalem, on Twitter recently and as it’s a cuisine I’ve never tried before I’m keen to check it out.

Totally Thames – One year I will be organised and get involved in the Totally Thames event which takes place each September, but as it’s only just come on to my radar I haven’t quite worked through its event list to see what’s worth attending. Have you been or are you going to any of this year’s events?

East London Vintage Furniture Flea (6 September 2015) – It closes at 4.30pm today so hopefully it might not be too late! It looks like a great place to grab a piece of furniture for an autumn project or to add to a new home. I’m going to keep an eye on this website for the next one.

Eltham Palace – Just as I start to work my way through my list of London houses with a visit to Leighton House Museum, I spot somewhere new to add to the list on Urban Pixxel. Eltham Palace looks like a beautiful place to fill up a few weekend hours don’t you think?

Highclere Castle – With the new and final series of Downton Abbey starting on 20 September, it seems like the most apt time to visit its real-life set. It closes to public access on 10 September and tickets are sold out online but you can get some tickets on the day. You can read more about what you’ll find and how to get there (it’s only an hour and a half from London) on Jess on Thames. I’m still catching up on the series so I’m going to save it for next year!

Follow of the fortnightAngloyankophile. I discovered Jaime’s blog when I was searching for reviews about Clerkenwell & Social a good few weeks (maybe months!) ago and have enjoyed reading every new post since. If you like reading London food reviews, lifestyle posts and indulging in some wanderlust then it’s the blog for you too.

How has your September started?

Hope you’re having a great weekend!


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  1. September 7, 2015 / 11:49 am

    I definitely want to check out Palomar, it looks delicious. I can’t recommend Highclere enough, even if you’re not a super-fan the building and grounds are amazing – and there’s an Egyptian exhibition in the basement which is unexpected but fascinating!

    I can’t believe it’s September already, but I’m looking forward to a mix of late summer and autumnal activities. As long as the sunshine sticks around! I’ve got one more beach holiday to go before I really have to deal with the fact that the countdown to Christmas has begun…

    • ThisCityLifeLondon
      September 7, 2015 / 2:31 pm

      Good to hear more positive reviews for Highclere, I was sad to discover you could visit too late to be able to visit. But as with many things, there is always next year! 🙂 I can’t wait for the leaves to turn, I’m currently trying to plan a trip to Kew Gardens as I am convinced it will be beautiful.

      Have a great holiday! I have a trip to Porto planned to help me avoid accepting the Christmas countdown 🙂