6×6: London

Normally our travel-inspired 5×5, the girls from London town have upped the ante to a big 6×6 this week… there’s that much good stuff to see and do!

Known for its history, culture, flower-filled streets, and pubs on every corner, London truly has something for everyone. Over 8 million people call this iconic city home, and along King’s Road sits Free People’s sole UK boutique. Eager to get the scoop on the best London hangouts, we reached out to six FP store employees to share the spots locals love. Read on to get a peek into the place these babes call home…

Joanna Theodorou: Stylist

Ladurée – 1 The Market, London WC2E 8RA

A stroll around London’s touristy Covent Garden wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the renowned French patisserie Ladurée to satisfy my sweet-tooth cravings. Ask for their seasonal macaron flavours, but also try the rose petal, pistachio and vanilla – they taste even more amazing with the Marie Antoinette tea.

Lela Mae Jacobs: Manager-In-Training 

Portobello Garden Caffe – 269B Portobello Road, London W11 1LR

When the market gets to be too much, this is one of my favourite traditional Italian restaurants to pop into! Hidden away in The Arcade on Portobello Road, it feels like a little Italian street miles away from London. You must try the tiramisu!

Frankie Glace: Stylist

New Covent Garden Flower Market – London, SW8 5BH 

This hidden dreamland sits amidst industrial Vauxhall. As a wholesaler for florists across London, you can find the most beautiful, interesting flowers and plants at a great price without the crowds of Colombia Road. Keeping with tradition, they open at the crack of dawn and are emptied out by 11:30, so make sure to get there early!

Poppy Clarke: Stylist

Saatchi Gallery – Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY, UK

My favourite thing about London has to be the galleries, so calming and invigorating. Of course, King Road itself has the hub – the Saatchi Gallery. As soon as I see a new exhibition advertised, there is no doubt that is where I will be unwinding after a day at work. This one is a must-see!

Caitlin: Stylist

Tanya’s Cafe – 35 Ixworth Pl, Chelsea, London SW3 3QX, UK

Have you ever had a turmeric latte? Not only are they all the rage, but they are seriously yummy, too. My favourite place to stop for one is Tanya’s Cafe (I get it with coconut milk and sometimes even treat myself to a piece of cake too…). Did I mention it’s yellow?

Athina Richard: Selling Manager-In-Training
The 10 Cases – 16 Ended Street, WC2H 9BD, London
My favorite place to go after work for a glass of wine is The 10 Cases in Covent Garden. I love to go with friends – it’s so warm and cosy, and the food and wine complement each other!
There you have it, six essential London spots from famous galleries to flower markets. Have London secrets to add? Let us know in the comments below! In the meantime, if you’re local or planning a trip across the pond be sure to stop by our UK Pop-Up shop on King’s Road and say hello to the locals above!

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Photos by Natalia Mohl.

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Ah, this makes me miss London so much! Saatchi Gallery was one of my favourite spots!

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

6 years ago

Love this :)

6 years ago

Great post, I love these lists!

Some FP worthy places that I love in London…
-Palm Vaults Cafe, 411 Mare St, London E8 1HY
-Farm Girl Cafe, 59A Portobello Rd, London W11 3DB
-Covent Garden Grind, 42 Maiden Ln, London WC2E 7LJ
-The Wallace Collection Gallery, Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U 3BN

I know that I am forgetting so many great spots… any FP Girls in London should definitely take a day to explore these though! :) Thank you for keeping me inspired!!

6 years ago

Lovely pictures, love all the good vibes! London is on my bucket list for sure!