How To Spend A Winter Sunday In Central London

January 8, 2017

In London for the weekend? Or maybe just have a Sunday spare for exploring? Here’s how I’d spend a spare day in Central London…

Lunch at Cafe Monico

Get things off to a good start with lunch at Cafe Monico, Soho House's brasserie on Shaftesbury Avenue. I love it here because whether you’re still on the hunt for eggs or moved onto roast dinner cravings, they’ve got you well covered! Last time we went, we shared two great, fresh starters before crab ravioli for me (delicious) and roast beef for Ed (and they don't skimp on the trimmings!) Bloody good Bloody Mary's too with a few different adaptations to try, and the whole place just feels a little swanky. Once fuelled up, you’re ready to roll…

Cafe Monico
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Cafe Monico

Hit the shops in Soho

It’s always my advice to avoid Oxford Street wherever possible. It’s far too chaotic. Instead, it’s much more enjoyable to play it safe and stick to the shops on the surrounding streets in Soho instead. SO many great menswear shops around here, from Oi Polloi to Carhartt, Oliver Spencer and more.

Window shop on Old Bond Street

What’ll it be, Chanel shoes? A Cartier ring? A Burberry trench? Okay okay, there might not actually be any purchasing going on but it’s always fun to window shop…

Hide from the cold in Royal Arcade

Rain and cold are likely in London so go and hide in the picture perfect Royal Arcade.

Pick out dream homes in Marylebone

Oh, to be in the 1% and have a townhouse in Marylebone. We can all dream… This area is easily one of London’s prettiest, more charming neighbourhoods. 

Dinner at Homeslice in Fitzrovia

Finally, dinner time! And my favourite casual spot around here is Homeslice — if you like pizza you’re going to love it. With 20” pizzas that you can order by the slice or by the half AND Prosecco on tap, it’s what I call perfection. It’s super low key and great to just kicking back with friends/ family.

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