Mikkel and I have been to London more times than we can count, but this October was our first as a family. Instead of checking into a hotel we rented an apartment in Islington, just north of Shoreditch, which turned out to be the perfect area for us. Clean and quiet plus lots of our favourite eateries and stores within walking distance. We used the apartment as our base, which is perfect when travelling with a toddler. You never know when you have to call it a night, grab a pizza to go, and take a cab home (the tube is really not stroller friendly). From there we would head out to our go-to coffee-spot, play with August in the park, and maybe stop by a few shops along the way before we all settled down for lunch together. That’s what I love about revisiting familiar places; You can skip the touristy attractions and simply just be.
When travelling we always search for the same things; little coffee houses pouring a nice hand-brew, slow-food eateries, and artisan boutiques. Below you’ll find a carefully curated list of places we’ve visited and loved along with a bunch of photos.