Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Up on the roof: Selfridges Mini Golf

Some things to do in London are just too cool for school. Selfridges putting a mini golf course on their roof for the summer is one of them. When looking for great things to do in London on a sunny day that don't include sitting in the park you may scratch your head for a while, but this is awesome.

The 9 hole course costs £6 per person. 50% of the tickets are pre-bookable (and pretty much sold out for the remainder of the pop up), but every hour 50% of the tickets are reserved for walk ups. This does however mean that 'tee-time' on the hour can be very busy, although you can play the holes out of order.

All the holes are themed around London (obvs) and cake. Yum. The holes were really fun and I must say I owned Tower Bridge. Where many fell, I was holing it in two. Yes.

No balls will be escaping, nor any low flying pigeons

Big Ben and a back up over the treacherous hole 3
Water hazard, many failed

I owned
St Paul's jelly on a plate...pinball style

Get in
As well as the golf course there is also Daylesford Cafe, serving a mix of cream and afternoon teas and light bites to enjoy before or after your tough round of golf. It is so picturesque and quaint. Love at first sight.

We opted for the beef sandwich and Caesar salad. They were really tasty and small enough portions for lunch. I eyed up the £6.25 brownie on the dessert menu but I knew it wouldn't be as good as the delights I perused at Broadway Market the day previous. I really recommend checking out the Rooftop before it goes. Next year something different will take it's place. Walking up is a good idea as pre-booking cannot guarantee the weather!
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Monday, 20 August 2012

Saturday Market's: Broadway and Netil

It has taken me a good couple of years to remember on which days Broadway and Columbia market are open, resulting in some sad days without cake or flowers respectively. I've finally gotten in down, Cakes and delicious goodness of Broadway market = Saturday, Cheap arm loads of flowers = Sunday.

On this fabulously sunny Saturday a trip to the former was in order. Although I am still trying to be good and not eat loads of rubbish there is no harm in looking right??
Mini cupcakes...I'm not tempted yet.
As they get bigger I choose to blank the salted caramel ones
Gorgeous looking savories too, bread...
The hugest bulbs of garlic ever and cheese (temptation kicks in)

Chorizo and other sausages

Fudge. Oh for the love of god

This in particular was really REALLY hard to ignore

But THIS presents the biggest challenge of the day. New York Vanilla Cheesecake is my absolute favourite

Just stop.

Random brass band passing through

I wish I had bought this plate, I may try and head back next week to see if it's there.

Just around the corner from Broadway Market is Netil Market, home of the amazing Lucky Chip Burger van (more on that here). Part in between in a small school playground converted for the overspill, which is super cute...who fancies a game of hopscotch while choosing what to eat?!

Lucky Chip van, swoon

Bike central

Hopscotch anyone?
Supplies were stocked for an afternoon in London Fields, I absolutely love seeing the guys here with their proper BBQ's wheeled out. There is literally a fog over the field with the fumes. Love the BBQ smell it's like nothing else. Maybe we appreciate it so much because we get it so rarely. Please stay though sunshine, we love you. Regards London.
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