A popular brunch spot just a short stroll from White City, Proud Mary’s offers a very colourful backdrop to kick start your working day. With a full menu of fresh Aussie dishes, a smashing flat white and plenty of fruit smoothies to choose from, Proud Mary’s is worth popping into any day of the week.
A sleek urban oasis for the botanical fiends amongst you, Potager is a relatively new coffee spot with a rapidly growing fanbase. It features unusual menu items (a charcoal latte, maybe?) as well as classic breakfast goodies (we all love a cinnamon roll); come for the pastel sofas and stay for the coffee.
An excellent choice for brunch, lunch, or dinner, you’ll have the thyme of your life at this quaint local eatery. The menu is a dream for larger parties with both veggies and carnivores in the mix as there are delicious and varied options to cater all tastes.
Definitely one to keep in your pocket for a post payday treat, Flat Three is a Japanese/Korean fusion restaurant with a delectable seasonal menu. With lots of delicious and unusual options (kelp custard, who knew!) to peruse, it’s a sleek experience bound to bring out a smile.
Happy Sky bakery
Japanese bakeries are a thing of beauty and Happy Sky Bakery is no exception. Small and packing a punch, their shokupan and selection of little filled buns are perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up (or perhaps for breakfast the next day).
With their patented Trackaball technology and fully interactive course, Puttshack is bringing back crazy golf for these modern, neon-loving times. Games are pretty cheap, cocktails are encouraged and there’s also a snacky, sharing-based menu to round the night off.
One of the greenest parks in London and home to the charming Kyoto Garden, Holland Park is more than just a peaceful oasis. Perfect for a little walk, or a pause and picnic, the seasonal colours are vibrant and the space is as pretty in a blooming summer as it is in full autumn tones.
Upside Down House
Now there is no shame in embracing a quality photo opportunity whenever you should happen to find one. And whilst Upsidedown House is little more than that, sometimes it’s just nice to refresh an instagram feed with some brightly coloured optical illusions starring everyone’s favourite main character: you.
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*Cover photo by White City Place x Camille Walala via The Spaces.