Do you want to be a Londoner this summer? What about Exmouth Market ?

  • By The Alchemist About Town
  • 10 Aug, 2017

Summer in the City Guide: Islington & Exmouth Market 

Hello again, week 2 of my summer in the city - Islington Edit - the intimate travel blog to explore part of London like a Londoner.

This week I'd like to show you around Exmouth Market,  a one time run-down area whose old warehouses and factories were colonised by publishing, design and architecture firms in the 1990s and now one of London’s most desirable and enchanting little quarter  with a very trendy vibe.  The highly pedestrianised street is full of stylish independent businesses including some of the area’s most appealing restaurants and places to drink.

There are many and which restaurant or bar you try will depend greatly on your personal taste and inclination on the day; whatever it is, you will be spoilt for choice and you can always come back and try something else next time. Here are some of my tried and tested below.
Recommendations this week:
Food and drinks

Sweet Boulangerie & Patisserie brings the flavors of France to London in its fabulous sweet and savoury creations, Love, love, love...

La Ferme, french restaurant and delicatessen which offers a wide selection of the finest produces from France. La Ferme is french charm personified, you can close your eyes and pretend you are in one of the many enchanting Paris arrondissements .Read my review here  ; it was #MyBestMealIslington feature in February ( and a favourite of mine ever since).

SANTORÉ  a rustic Italian restaurant with a great atmosphere and robust flavours. My mum loves it here :-)

Exmouth Arms ,  a very traditional pub (and cocktails).


The Sadler’s Wells   is currently showing the super charged  Flamencura from the   Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company,  a forceful and passionate flamenco showcase ( 8 - 12 August )- one to spice up your summer evenings.


Botanique ,a lovely artisan store and flower shop.

Borough Wines offering handpicked wide range of wines and a diverse selection of local and international craft beers and boutique spirits

Sounds great  non? 

Go on then, try it out ( nearest tube.underground station is Angel on the Northen Line) - à la semaine prochaine xxx

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