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Daunt Books
Location - 84 Marylebone High St, London W1U 4QW

Daunt Books in Marylebone, with its Edwardian oak galleries and expansive skylights, is far more than a mere bookstore. It's a literary haven, where the aroma of old books mingles with the quiet whispers of avid readers. The store's unique layout, organized primarily by country, invites not just a browse but a global journey through its shelves. Every visit here feels like an exploration into the heart of storytelling, making it a must-visit for book lovers in London.

Leadenhall Market

Location - Gracechurch St, London EC3V 1LT

Leadenhall Market, with its ornate Victorian roof and cobblestone walkways, is a hidden jewel in the heart of London's financial district. Dating back to the 14th century, this covered market exudes old-world charm, contrasting sharply with the surrounding modern skyscrapers. Today, Leadenhall's bustling stalls and elegant shops offer a variety of fine foods, bespoke tailoring, and unique gifts. Its atmospheric setting, often used in films, transports visitors to a bygone era, making it a delightful stop for those exploring the city's historic and architectural splendours.

Coal Drops Yard
Stable St, Kings Cross, N1C 4DQ

Nestled within the charming ambiance of King’s Cross lies Coal Drops Yard, a splendid transformation of Victorian viaducts into a premier shopping destination in London. However, the allure of this locale extends far beyond its retail offerings. It boasts a vibrant live music scene, boundary-pushing artistic installations, and workshops hosted by skilled artisans. Coal Drops Yard offers an invitation to experience the truly extraordinary. Anticipate delightful surprises at every turn.

Little Venice
Location - Blomfield Road, London, W9 2PF

Little Venice, a picturesque enclave in West London, is where tranquilwaterways meet charming elegance. This hidden gem, with its meanderingcanals lined with houseboats, evokes a serene, almost continental charm.Stroll along the leafy paths, or indulge in a canal-side cafΓ©, soakingin the tranquil atmosphere. Little Venice is a delightful escape fromthe city's hustle, offering peaceful boat rides to Camden or a quietmoment to simply watch the swans glide by on the water.

Afternoon Tea at  the Hansom
Location - Euston Rd., London NW1 2AR

Afternoon tea at The Hansom in King’s Cross St Pancras offers a modern, stylish setting to enjoy elegant sandwiches, decadent pastries, and endless loose-leaf tea. The venue honours British heritage through its dΓ©cor and menu, creating a perfect location for this classic tradition. The menu changes with the seasons, featuring delightful sweet and savoury treats. Start with dainty sandwiches, followed by freshly-baked scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam. Save room for exquisite pastries like berry mousse and dark chocolate mousse. Choose between the classic or Champagne afternoon tea, with a selection of exceptional teas available.


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