No 11 Pimlico Road:

It's a funny thing- when I travel I'm determined to find the latest cool brunch spots, hip places to eat and new openings (me? Pretentious? Never)- but put me in my own city? I'm always a step behind everyone else, and always a little late to the gastro party- which I definitely need to change. So, after discovering and heading to No 11. Pimlico Road last week, I'm set to never be behind again- how have I never been before?! Situated a stones throw from Victoria station, and doubling up as a lively bar as well as airy restaurant (perfect for after work drinks as well as dinner dates)- it's the perfect balance of chilled and buzzing with chatter- making it absolutely perfect for summer evenings. Their small plates were absolutely delicious (if you're a fan of sharing several dishes this place is for you)- and I've also heard they do an excellent brunch too- but like I needed an excuse for a second visit...

11 Pimlico Rd, London SW1W 8NA

Bill's:

It's no secret that I'm a bit of Bill's cheerleader (just take a look at my Instagram if you don't believe me- GOOOO DONUTS!)- but having been a bit of a busy-bee of late, hadn't gotten round to sampling their new summer menu properly (well, since mine and Joe's Brighton visit in May)! So, heading over to their Soho branch one evening mid-week, we settled into our window seat (perfect for people watching), and sampled everything from their light bruschetta, Mediterranean skewers and even their gluten free brownie (which I can confirm is just as delicious, if not more tasty, than their normal one). The thing I love most about Bills is that there's always something new on the menu to try (as well as always offering some classics, read: honey and mustard sausages and my goodness, DEEP FRIED HALLOUMI), so know that next time I'm back I'll no doubt have another new favourite too.

36-44 Brewer St, London W1F 9TB, but various locations!

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time:

Before I went to see this play, I was certain I was a musical girl through and through. I live for Les Mis and have listened to the Wicked soundtrack more times than I care to admit, so was curious (pardon the pun) to see how such a well loved book would transpire through theatre. Turns out, pretty bloody brilliantly. Having never read the book before (but going with Joe, who loved it)- we thoroughly enjoyed everything from the incredibly clever set, hugely loveable characters to the story and special guest at the end (no spoilers here)! With tickets starting from £15 (!), it's the perfect way to spend an evening in the capital, and certainly not like anything you'll have seen before.

Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6AR

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits Of An Icon

An actress, on screen starlet and humanitarian- there's no wonder Ms Hepburn is such a world renown icon, and how better to celebrate her than an exhibition at one of my favourite galleries in London! A mix of more candid photographs (although perhaps not as many as I'd have liked) and tonnes of beautiful photographs from her on and off screen life (shot by some incredible photographers, including the fabulous Norman Parkinson)- the exhibition is a real insight into Audrey's life, and a beautiful tribute to some of her amazing projects. On top of that, Mayfair restaurant, La Caprice are offering a special 'Afternoon with Audrey' during the exhibitions opening which includes a two course late lunch, champagne, a ticket to the exhibition and a Daniel Sandler goodie bag (all for only £35)- bargain!

National Portrait Gallery: St. Martin's Pl, London WC2H 0HE & La Caprice: 20 Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RJ

Polpo:

It surprises me that I've never actually spoken about Polpo on my blog before, as I have to say, it's probably one of my favourite restaurants in London, and without a doubt my favourite Italian. With a menu made up of small sharing plates, ranging from seafood, world's best meatballs (trust me, they converted me- and were so good I didn't even get to take a picture), fresh vegetables and palm sized pizzas- there's something for everyone, meaning it's the perfect casual dining experience with friends (if you all have different tastes)! On top of that, I'm desperate to try out their Nutella Pizzette, so if anyone can let me know how that is before I get there, comment below...

41 Beak St, London W1F 9SB, but various locations!

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No 11 Pimlico Road:

It's a funny thing- when I travel I'm determined to find the latest cool brunch spots, hip places to eat and new openings (me? Pretentious? Never)- but put me in my own city? I'm always a step behind everyone else, and always a little late to the gastro party- which I definitely need to change. So, after discovering and heading to No 11. Pimlico Road last week, I'm set to never be behind again- how have I never been before?! Situated a stones throw from Victoria station, and doubling up as a lively bar as well as airy restaurant (perfect for after work drinks as well as dinner dates)- it's the perfect balance of chilled and buzzing with chatter- making it absolutely perfect for summer evenings. Their small plates were absolutely delicious (if you're a fan of sharing several dishes this place is for you)- and I've also heard they do an excellent brunch too- but like I needed an excuse for a second visit...

11 Pimlico Rd, London SW1W 8NA

Bill's:

It's no secret that I'm a bit of Bill's cheerleader (just take a look at my Instagram if you don't believe me- GOOOO DONUTS!)- but having been a bit of a busy-bee of late, hadn't gotten round to sampling their new summer menu properly (well, since mine and Joe's Brighton visit in May)! So, heading over to their Soho branch one evening mid-week, we settled into our window seat (perfect for people watching), and sampled everything from their light bruschetta, Mediterranean skewers and even their gluten free brownie (which I can confirm is just as delicious, if not more tasty, than their normal one). The thing I love most about Bills is that there's always something new on the menu to try (as well as always offering some classics, read: honey and mustard sausages and my goodness, DEEP FRIED HALLOUMI), so know that next time I'm back I'll no doubt have another new favourite too.

36-44 Brewer St, London W1F 9TB, but various locations!

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time:

Before I went to see this play, I was certain I was a musical girl through and through. I live for Les Mis and have listened to the Wicked soundtrack more times than I care to admit, so was curious (pardon the pun) to see how such a well loved book would transpire through theatre. Turns out, pretty bloody brilliantly. Having never read the book before (but going with Joe, who loved it)- we thoroughly enjoyed everything from the incredibly clever set, hugely loveable characters to the story and special guest at the end (no spoilers here)! With tickets starting from £15 (!), it's the perfect way to spend an evening in the capital, and certainly not like anything you'll have seen before.

Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6AR

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits Of An Icon

An actress, on screen starlet and humanitarian- there's no wonder Ms Hepburn is such a world renown icon, and how better to celebrate her than an exhibition at one of my favourite galleries in London! A mix of more candid photographs (although perhaps not as many as I'd have liked) and tonnes of beautiful photographs from her on and off screen life (shot by some incredible photographers, including the fabulous Norman Parkinson)- the exhibition is a real insight into Audrey's life, and a beautiful tribute to some of her amazing projects. On top of that, Mayfair restaurant, La Caprice are offering a special 'Afternoon with Audrey' during the exhibitions opening which includes a two course late lunch, champagne, a ticket to the exhibition and a Daniel Sandler goodie bag (all for only £35)- bargain!

National Portrait Gallery: St. Martin's Pl, London WC2H 0HE & La Caprice: 20 Arlington Street, London SW1A 1RJ

Polpo:

It surprises me that I've never actually spoken about Polpo on my blog before, as I have to say, it's probably one of my favourite restaurants in London, and without a doubt my favourite Italian. With a menu made up of small sharing plates, ranging from seafood, world's best meatballs (trust me, they converted me- and were so good I didn't even get to take a picture), fresh vegetables and palm sized pizzas- there's something for everyone, meaning it's the perfect casual dining experience with friends (if you all have different tastes)! On top of that, I'm desperate to try out their Nutella Pizzette, so if anyone can let me know how that is before I get there, comment below...

41 Beak St, London W1F 9SB, but various locations!

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29 comments:

  1. Lovely photos! Food looks amazing…

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  2. I love no.11 pimlico. They do the best brunches and the most amazing bloody Mary's. I wrote a review on it last year http://thelondonmum.me/brunch-in-chelsea/ even as a mum it's still a great hangout place to head to x

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  3. I love this post! Thanks for sharing xxx
    Holly x

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  4. No 11 and Bill's are now at the top of my to-try list. Mainly because they just look so chilled and relaxed

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  5. Loved this post Liv - I have just moved to London so this is very helpful. I will definitely be heading to the Audrey Hepburn exhibition and visiting Polpo! Thanks for your recommendations :)

    The Fashion Rose

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  6. There's so many lovely places on our great city. I'm hungry just looking at these photos. I hope one day I can be well enough to explore more.
    Emma Xx

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  7. London is my absolute favorite! I actually went last week i wrote about it too! I'd love if you could have a read:(x
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  8. these look so cozy! when i go back there i'll definitely go take a look c:

    hannie,
    huemorist.

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  9. Nice post! I have to agree with the Curious Incident, it is by far the best play I've ever seen! The actors are brilliant, the set is impressive and Christopher is a touching character. I'd highly recommend it!
    Also I have to try Bill's one day, your pictures really makes me want to go :)

    Julia xx
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  10. I was definitely listening to "one short day" from the Wicked album when I read that you listened to Wicked :) loved the post!

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  11. You've safely planned out my next trip into the City - can't beat Bills and the play sounds so good even though I haven't read the book either!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  12. Wow, you've been busy! Lovely photos. I'm a mssive fan of Bill's but yet to visit one in London would you believe!!

    Fran Leanne x

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  13. I wish I lived in London! So much to do and so much delicious food to eat!

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  14. Love these posts you do so much, I bookmark them all to come back to whenever I am visiting London!!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

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  15. The interiors are so beautiful, I need to go up to central London more often :)
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  16. BILL'S HAVE DEEP FRIED HALLOUMI NOW?! I'm so glad you have shared this as I already love the restaurant and this fact just made me an even bigger fan.. Might possibly pop into one of their branches next week....

    Lovely list as always, you've added a lot of things to my to-do list. I definitely need to catch the Audrey Hepburn exhibition before it finishes!

    Laura / Middle of Adventure

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  17. Meatballs are my all time favourite food so I will have to do my best to get to POLPO the next time I'm in london! <3

    Gisforgingers xx

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  18. I need to keep this in mind for the next time I get out there! x

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  19. Love the photos :)

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  20. When I come to London I will definitly check some of the the places out!! Everything looks so good......

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  21. The food looks amazing! Great list of places to go to as well!

    Heba xx || The HebaBloglovinInstagram

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  22. I'm moving to London in September so this is the perfect post to bookmark for later! Thanks :)

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  23. Polpo is incredible, I need to visit again! Great little roundup that I've saved for later x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

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  24. so many beautiful places! I can't wait to visit England one day.

    Ayre

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  25. So many great places, definitely bookmarking to try.

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