For frequent London-weekenders, we’re sure you’ve got your go-tos ready upon arrival; but, may we suggest a few fresh finds you might enjoy? We consulted London’s top lifestyle bloggers on the latest nooks and crannies for great eats, incredible buys and all-in-all good times. Consider this an underground list for experienced anglophiles. Carry on.

Food and Drink

La Bodega Negra
9 Old Compton St, London W1D 5JF
6PM-1AM (Fri/Sat) 6PM-12AM (Sun)
“(See) the secret entrance through the seedy-looking sex shop. A buzzing candlelit cave with tequila-based cocktails and excellent food.” – JJ of Love London

The Wolseley
160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB
7AM-12AM (Fri) 8AM-12AM (Sat) 8AM-11PM (Sun)
“...fall into a very comfortable booth (for an) English breakfast with all the trimmings: toast with butter, jam, marmalade, lemon curd and chocolate spread. Don’t even get me started on the strawberries & cream doughnuts. Book a table, or risk it and sit in the bar.” – Rosie of The Londoner

Shopping

Cire Trudon
36 Chiltern St.
10AM–6PM (Fri/Sat) 12-5PM (Sun)
“I really loved (this) Parisian boutique...which is one of the oldest and most prestigious wax manufacturers in the world, with a history dating back to the 1600s. This branch on Chiltern Street is the first outside France and stocks luxurious, high-quality candles needles to say that the shop smelled and looked divine.” – Tania of The London Thing

Rouge Asian Decor Shop Stoke Newington
158 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7LJ
11AM-6:30PM (Fri and Sat) 12-5PM (Sun)
“Snoop around Rouge Asian Decor Shop (Rouge Shop). This is by far the best store along Stoke Newington High Street. They specialize in selling Chinese Furniture, Asian Home Accessories and plenty of adorable gifts. You’ll find an eclectic mix of new and vintage Chinese furniture, contemporary artisan ceramics, pretty jewelry, silk purses, textural textiles, chunky candles, intoxicating incense and so much more. The mesmerizing merchandise is carefully selected by Lei Yang (the owner) from China, Mongolia, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam.” – Homegirl London

Entertainment

Circa: Closer
Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre, Jubilee Gardens, London SE1 8XX

Now – June 12 (See calendar for times and ticket prices.)
“These five astounding performers reveal breath-taking, up-close acrobatics in this elegant and intimate encounter.... The acrobats take everyday objects, like chairs, that we normally don’t even consider and use them to create engaging, sophisticated fun right in front of us.” – Poppy of Poppy Loves

Regent Park’s Open Air Theatre
Inner Cir, Westminster NW1 4NU
May 13 – Sept. 17 (See calendar for times and ticket prices.)
“Starting with Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild, the shows also include Henry V, Jesus Christ Superstar and Pride and Prejudice. Film classics Jurassic Park and Top Gun will grace the Under The Stars cinema screenings, whilst Comedy Store Players will take up perform their skits and sketches on July 3rd.” – Paula of The LDN Diaries

*Photo Credit: The Londoner

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