Deciding which independent cafe to try next out of all the great ones in London can be a tough decision. Most of the time location wins over the desire to visit, but every now and then a design detail catches my attention and it creeps to the top of the list. That’s what happened with Freestate Coffee. It ticked the box for great location, Bloomsbury is one of my favourite areas, but I’ll admit it…

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One of the best things about living in a big old city like London is that if you ever find yourself at a loose end there’s always something to occupy your time. Great for someone like me who struggles to sit still for more than a few minutes. I had a pretty empty Sunday this weekend so I decided to pick a stop on the tube map I don’t get off at often and find…

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Do you ever get the feeling on a Sunday that you should be doing some kind of homework, getting yourself ahead for the week in the office, learning something new or spending some time enjoying a hobby? My former studious self definitely emerges every now and again but rather than locking myself in my room, I discovered this weekend there’s somewhere better to go – Ozone Coffee Roasters in Shoreditch. I headed over to Old…

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There’s nothing better than the feeling on a Saturday morning, the working week behind you, a lovely lie in complete and two days all to yourself. We had some great autumn weather this weekend. The sun was shining and for me the city was calling. After a lovely day in Hampstead Heath last weekend I was in the mood for surrounding myself with the buzz of central London, exploring its concrete streets and alleyways. Carnaby Street came…

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When you live in a city like London it feels like the purse gets tight quite often, those delicious cocktails catch up on you, or you make a big purchase like a holiday, THAT lovely leather handbag or the must-have gadget everyone’s carrying on the tube.  I’m definitely feeling the pinch at the moment after booking a holiday a few weeks ago but you might have noticed I’ve still been enjoying London in some of its great cafes.  I’ve…

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