A day in London with Storksak
A day in London with Storksak
2015-05-01 - We asked our favourite London mum, and creator of Mother Pukka, Anna Whitehouse to spend a day out in her hometown and share her hotspots while using her Storksak + Bugaboo bag to cart around nappies, lippy, and a spare digestive or two.
Fashion writer (she’s worked for Grazia, Time Out and Stylist) and mother Anna Whitehouse recently founded Mother Pukka – a blogzine ‘for people who happen to be parents’. With honest comment, reviews of everything from baby raves to babycinnos and vlogs – the latest one showed how to rock the playground-friendly version of the 70s trend– it’s about showing people that having kids is not the end, just the beginning. Here she shows us her favourite London spots.
Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition
While the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition is everything I’d hoped for and more – think 200 examples of the fashion God’s finest work – we love hanging out in the V&A’s John Madjeski Garden with a soya cappuccino (plus requisite babycinno) and a slab of their freshly-baked Victoria sponge. Big plus to this vast courtyard: The water feature is perfect for some kid splashing while you grab that caffeine fix.
The exhibition runs until 2 August 2015; Vam.ac.uk
Alice in Wonderland High Tea
High Tea has truly become ‘a thing’ in the last few years – from popping candy popsicles to rum-infused scones, it’s all gone a bit mad. But for the most beautiful spread in town, my daughter and I head to the Conrad St James for the Alice in Wonderland High Tea. Think queen of tarts, ‘eat me’ macaroons and toadstool cakes that’ll redefine how you eat cake.
From £35 per person; afternoontea.co.uk
Angie’s Little Food Shop
This recently-opened brunch spot in Chiswick delivers the perfect brunch line-up. Think mushed avocado and poached eggs on toast, freshly-flipped pancakes and the best coffee in West London. That’s not to mention the array of cakes – from coffee and walnut mini loafs to perfectly-baked raisin scones – that’ll give you the ultimate sugar high.
Aesop, Lamb’s Conduit Street
For Scandinavian-style boutiques and cool accessory shops, Lam’s Conduit Street in London’s Holborn offers welcome respite from all the chaotic city madness around Oxford Street. Even better, my favourite organic beauty brand, Aesop has just landed here - the Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser fixes everything.
While I love heading to the park with my daughter, I’m always looking for new ways to branch out beyond the swings. The 31-storey Trellick Tower in Westbourne Grove is a grade II listed building and has become beloved of movie crews and photographers looking for a gritty backdrop. It was the location for the film Shopping with Jude Law and Sadie Frost, while Damon Albarn used it in his music videos. We love it for the incredibly vibrant graffiti alone.
5 Golbourne Road, Kilburn, London W10 5PL
One of my favourite London walks is along the Thames from Chiswick to Fulham. Along with beautiful views of the Thames, this route offers up a host of incredible pubs along the way. My favourite by far is The Dove – it was the favoured pub of Charles II and Tommy Cooper and serves up a mean beef roast with all the quintessentially British trimmings.
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