Really really good coffee.
Open Monday - Saturday
There's always some sort of festival/installation/pop-up around this side of the river. Stroll along the bank for street food, city views and lots of colour. And keep an eye on the website for what's on.
Open Every Day
The Barbican Conservatory
This greenhouse is a hidden gem in the heart of the city and a totally dreamy place.
The Barbican Centre
Open selected Sundays only
The quintessential food and produce market.
Open Wednesday to Saturday
This ice cream shop does all kinds of interesting flavours but I can't get past the dark chocolate and sea salt sorbet.
Open Every Day
Hampstead Heath and Golders Hill Park
Lush parkland with gorgeous scenery and wonderful views. Be sure to check out the hill garden and pergola - you'll feel like you've stepped into a different world!
Vegan baked goodies.
Open every day
Columbia Road Flower Market
On Sundays, hoards of blooms line this colourful little street. Grab a coffee and wander through the flower stalls and charming shops.
A beautiful place to spend time exploring the expansive grounds and conservatories.
Temple of Seitan
Fried chicken, vegan style.
Boiler House Market, Brick Lane
Open Saturday and Sunday
The tea house at this nursery/garden shop is a lovely spot to sit back, enjoy the sun and pretend you're much further out of the city than you actually are.
A really cool marketplace with great food and atmosphere.
A shop filled to the brim with succulents, vintage terracotta pots and plant based body products. I dare you to spend 5 minutes in here and not come out smiling.
Chatsworth rd, Clapton
Open Thursday - Sunday
Two words: Tofish tacos. Two more: All vegan.
Kerb Market, Camden
Cookies and Scream
A vegan bakery making incredible ice cream sandwiches.
Camden Lock Market
A magical land where cereal dreams come true.
Brick lane, Shoreditch
A vibrant market with fantastic food, great shopping and fun times.
A walk (or bike ride) along the canal is one of my favourite ways to escape the bustle of the city and while away a few hours.