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Our Favorite London Spots

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A photo of London streets with red buses, cars and people

I am not exaggerating when I say that London is one of our favorite places on the planet for so many reasons — in a nutshell, fabulous food, warm and witty people, gorgeous parks, amazing history and art…

So, as we gear up to head across the pond (in less than two months!), I am finally getting around to sharing our photos and favorite spots from our trip last August. This time around we were fortunate enough to stay in Primrose Hill, which is stunningly gorgeous and perfect with a toddler. Tons of parks, cafes, and family friendly restaurants and the zoo was a short walk from our house. We stayed in the neighborhood quite a bit on this trip because the Tube rides and crowds were too overwhelming for a sensitive, jet-lagged two-year-old.

London street with pastel-colored buildings

Sofia-Rose on a horse rocker

Greenberry flower bike

They took such good care of us at Greenberry. We ate there all the time — the kid food was fancyish and healthy while still being kid-friendly! I really wanted to dig into those minty peas of hers.

Sofia-Rose having a meal

Just across this little foot bridge is the Chalk Farm tube station.
Jason Crandell and Sofia-Rose at a bridge

This café, The Little One, was across the street from our flat and it was there that I witnessed (for the first time, but not the last) a bold three-year-old march up to barista and order a “double babyccino to go!” with the enthusiasm that only a three-year-old can muster.

A collage of Sofia-Rose, a writing on a wall and a dinosaur toy on a table

London is a foodie’s paradise and The Fromagerie in Marylebone is one of my favorites. My best friend came to visit for a week and we spent a long, leisurely morning here oggling the teas, honeys, and jams, savoring our fresh yogurt and asking for more toast soldiers.

La Fromagerie entrance

Honey jars in a store

Honey jars, closeup

A plate of fruits and yogurt

There’s so much more to see and do and…eat! Jason loves spending his mornings at Fernandez & Wells before teaching at trying Soho. I was enamored with Borough Market — it lived up to all the hype. I am also a big fan of having high tea or brunch at The Wolseley and then walking down to Fortnum and Mason to bring home some “strong” English Breakfast or Smoky Earl Grey tea; both places are a feast for the eyes and the tummy. We’re also hoping to get back to Koya in Soho for fresh noodles and Nopi, the high-end restaurant by Yottam Ottolenghi. Also on my wishlist: The London Eye with our little girl and a trip to the Tate Modern. What are you favorite things to do in London? How about with at toddler in tow?

Here’s our selfie from the Tube. We hope to see you and we love you!

Sofia-Rose, Andrea Ferretti and Jason Crandell

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