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Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

For part 2 of my trip to London, I'm sharing some of the things I did in Shoreditch. Known as the hipster area of London, to me it feels a little urban and a little gritty (in a cool way), and filled with great indie shops and cafes.

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Our first stop for a cozy breakfast on a rainy morning in Shoreditch was Leila's Shop. It was a simple spot with hearty and filling items that felt like they were made from a wonderful local farm.

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

London has a lot of boutique/cafe-in-one type of stores. I loved this clothing shop, Aida, which happened to have a cafe with barista and coffee bar right in the front!

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

More beautiful shops and storefronts in London…

(Above: That Flower Shop, Lovage at the Ace Hotel, cool mailboxes of an apartment building, Labour & WaitLuna & Curious, and Franze & Evans)

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

With the on and off rain, we had lots of little snacks as we sought shelter during the rain storms…

(Above: Paper & Cup)

Oh Joy / Sketch London

Oh Joy / Sketch London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

After a fun morning in Shoreditch, we decided to take an afternoon break over high tea at Sketch in the Piccadilly area of London. Sketch is known for being a more modern and less formal version of high tea. It's super quirky decor and delicious little bites were a fun end to the day before I crashed and needed a nap!

P.S. see Part 1 in Notting Hill right here

{All photos by Oh Joy, except the ones I am in are by Bonnie Tsang.}

19 comments

  1. Ive never been – and now I just have to go – I especially loved Notting Hill – Thank you thank you for the recap – so cool to see all the neat places – Im taking notes ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sorry- this is not related to your London trip (which I am very jealous of by the way- it looks like you had an amazing time!), but do you plan to make a Pippit social medial button, or at least the option?
    My blog site just joined! And I am very excited to get the word out!!!

  3. Ah, Shoreditch was my old neighbourhood in London, well Spitalfields more specifically. I see Labour and Wait moved. I always thought about buying my dustpan there but never could quite justify the cost! Time for Tea is hilarious, they never seemed to be open, I think I managed to go there once in 4 years. My amateur orchestra used to perform in the church down the road. Ahhh, makes me heartsick for my old city.

  4. Oh my goodness this looks so fun!! I really hope I get to go back soon. The pictures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
    Allison over at Allison’s Eye

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