Are you going to London this summer? A number of ‘trendy’ places to visit!


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We spot a lot of inspiration in London for hospitality trends. Below is a short list with a number of great, ‘trendy’ places to visit. By the way, the Dominique Ansel Bakery in London where we wrote about yesterday is a great experience as well!

  1. The Grid | Escape rooms & cocktails

We wrote about it last week in our ‘trends we spotted in week 30’, a combination of an escape room and cocktail bar. Lollipop’s (which we know from the Breaking Bad Bar inspired bar ABQ in London) new pop-up project The Grid promises to shock and entertain you over 1h30min of immersive fun. Go undercover at the evil startup Neosight and defeat their AI technology to help save humanity from extinction! You will go through multiple escape rooms and drink cocktails at the sci-fi bar. Located at the Bankside Arches in Southwark, London. If you’re only interested in cocktails, London has many cocktail bars with all kind of themes. Google it!

  1. Afternoon tea at the Kensington hotel

An Afternoon Tea is almost an obligation during a visit to London, it is so real British! And you can enjoy it everywhere but the tea from restaurant Town House in The Kensington Hotel is great! They serve “London Landmarks Afternoon Tea”. This Afternoon Tea is inspired by the most recognizable and historic sights of London. The sweets from this high tea are served on a mini London Eye.

  1. Polo Bar Londen | Stapels pannenkoeken en altijd open

The Polo Bar in London, located near Liverpool Street Station, is an old restaurant/bar (has been around since 1953) that’s becoming more and more famous recent years. The reason: the famous pile of pancakes that’s being served there and the fact that the place is open 24 hours a day. No matter what time you come in, an English breakfast can always be ordered, as well as a good stack of pancakes!

  1. Coal Drops Yard | London’s newest shopping arcade

Coal Drops Yard (CDY) is an industrial chic shopping quarter just behind King’s Cross. It opened October 2018, so if you’re visiting London this holiday season, stop by this interesting area where you can enjoy art, commerce, culture and architecture. Much of the Victorian industrial architecture in this area has survived. Today, reimagined, all shops and eateries offer an experience, no mass supply and lots of interaction through workshops, blurring and concept stores. It’s located right behind King’s Cross where you arrive if you travel by train from the mainland of Europe.

  1. Andina Panaderia | London’s first Peruvian bakery

May 2018, pioneer of Peruvian cooking Martin Morales launched London’s first Peruvian bakery, as he opened the doors to Andina Panaderia on Westbourne Grove alongside a brand new restaurant, Andina Picanteria. Located side by side at 155 and 157 Westbourne Grove, Andina Panaderia and Andina Picanteria pay homage to the female Andean chefs who have inspired Martin and his team since opening their Peruvian restaurant Ceviche.

  1. PopPods | Powernapping in London

Tiring shopping in London? Then go take a power nap at PopPods! Here you can sleep, relax and shower for a short period. You can use a private pod for 30 minutes or more. The PopPods can be found at 12 Bache’s Street, N1 6 DL in London.

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