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what i did in london (part 2)...

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

For part 2 of my trip to London, I'm sharing some of the things I did in Shoreditch. Known as the hipster area of London, to me it feels a little urban and a little gritty (in a cool way), and filled with great indie shops and cafes.

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Our first stop for a cozy breakfast on a rainy morning in Shoreditch was Leila's Shop. It was a simple spot with hearty and filling items that felt like they were made from a wonderful local farm.

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

London has a lot of boutique/cafe-in-one type of stores. I loved this clothing shop, Aida, which happened to have a cafe with barista and coffee bar right in the front!

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

More beautiful shops and storefronts in London...

(Above: That Flower Shop, Lovage at the Ace Hotel, cool mailboxes of an apartment building, Labour & WaitLuna & Curious, and Franze & Evans)

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

With the on and off rain, we had lots of little snacks as we sought shelter during the rain storms...

(Above: Paper & Cup)

Oh Joy / Sketch London

Oh Joy / Sketch London

Oh Joy / Shoreditch, London

After a fun morning in Shoreditch, we decided to take an afternoon break over high tea at Sketch in the Piccadilly area of London. Sketch is known for being a more modern and less formal version of high tea. It's super quirky decor and delicious little bites were a fun end to the day before I crashed and needed a nap!

P.S. see Part 1 in Notting Hill right here...

{All photos by Oh Joy, except the ones I am in are by Bonnie Tsang.}

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