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East London - out of my comfort zone

By Travelling Divas on September 8, 2014, 12:00 am | Leave a comment

As a frequent London visitor, and one time resident, I have to confess that most of my time has been spent staying in hotels/apartments that are a radius of no more than a 5 minute walk, tube or taxi ride from Harvey Nichols and its surrounds. When I lived here it was Richmond and its royal environs.

So it was with some trepidation that I departed out of my comfort zone and headed east to stay in Bethnal Green - a world away in so many ways from what I am used to! In saying that, it has been a great experience, with a different vibe and cultural feel, some excellent restaurants,...
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OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE PART TWO: PLAYING IN EAST LONDON!

By Travelling Divas on September 24, 2014, 9:00 am | Leave a comment

So now it is time to share what to do and where to shop in East London - and there is plenty! So read on and plot your own escape to a new and exciting part of London that perhaps hasnít been on your radar before....

SHOP: There are some great options to choose from, and for those of you who love vintage it is everywhere (we note one below but ask Dr. Google for more)! From Westfield in Stratford City, to on-trend boutiques and a quirky chocolate shop in Brick Lane, there is something for everyone in this neck of the woods! 

The Vintage Emporium: Only offers vintage from the...
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