Monday, 31 March 2014

Camden Passage and Upper Street - Islington

Today I had a day off work, so myself and mum decided to venture into London for a 'foodie' day. We headed to Islington after the area was recommend in 'A Foodies Guide to London' by Cara Frost-Sharratt. 

Islington is an area that I have never really visited or heard of as a place to go, however it is very up and coming. Upper Street is the main high street full of many boutiques, cute shops and an awful lot of restaurants, cafes, delis, bakeries etc! The closest tube is Angel on the Northern Line.

We first headed to Camden Passage, which is a little street off Upper Street, famous for its antiques. 

Unfortunately we chose the totally wrong day to visit and because it was a Monday most of the places were shut. (The antiques market is on a Wednesday and Sunday.) However you still got a feel for the place and a couple of the restaurants were open and I still managed to take some pictures! Places that caught my attention included The Breakfast Club, Issy's Milky Way and Fredericks

Next we wandered up the high street heading north away from Angel station. There are so many restaurants along the street, some places even have more than one restaurant on the same street! 
Some restaurants I will definitely be visiting were: Pasha Restaurant which specialises in Turkish food, it had a lunch deal for 2 courses for £8.95 and looked delicious. Desperadoes a Mexican restaurant also caught my attention of somwhere I would like to go back and visit as I love Mexican food! Lastly Ottolenghi looked delicious and had a queue out the door for people wanting to takeaway or eat in. The cakes and sweet treats in the window also looked divine!


We were not feeling like a large lunch so visited Euphorium Bakery which was recommended in the above book! Now there are two of these on Upper Street, one at number 79 and one at number 202! I had a sausage roll and a hot chocolate and my mum ate salmon and spinach brioche with a latte. I cannot say I was totally amazed by this place but there was a nice atmosphere and it was good to visit for a quick bite to eat! I also enjoyed sitting by the window people watching and seeing the many red buses go by! I will definitely explore elsewhere when returning to Upper Street as there is so many other places to choose from!

Where have you recently discovered to visit? xoxo

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