In the British capital, I got in touch with Sarah Bennetto, a popular comedian and radio DJ. Like I do with all the locals I connect with in my videos, I asked her to show me a slice of her city that most visitors probably don’t know about.
Initially, we were going to go to her favorite coffee shops in East London. But then we got to talking and realized that wasn’t nearly as exciting as showcasing her growing list of great spots to make-out around town. It wasn’t easy to narrow down her selections. After all, London is a very romantic city. But I think we did a good job.
Watch the video and tell me what you think? Would you take a date to any of these locations?
Here is info on the three main spots we highlighted:
1. Towpath Cafe
Along the Regents Canal at De Beauvoir Rd
Closest tube stop is the Haggerston Overground
And I dare say, the Towpath is not only a hopelessly romantic cafe only really given justice by visiting oneself, the food here is delicious! The chef serves up rustic Mediterranean food and great freshly baked bread. In the warm months, it is open every day but Monday.
2. Bridge Cafe
In Shorditch, 15 Kingsland Road
The closest tube: The Hoxton Overground
3. Islington New River Walk
It runs parallel to Essex Road in Canonbury Grove
The closest tube is Highbury and Islington Station (Victoria Line and London Overground)
And Hampstead Heath, well, that’s off the Northern Line at Golder’s Green. But finding the actual hollow tree is not easy!! It took us over an hour of wondering about, following the directions below. This was all we had to go on!
“Walk down the long path from The Spaniards Road (Jack Straws Castle end), and carry on past Constable’s Firs and The Vale Of Health, on the right.
Then take the right fork at The Battery and proceed down The Viaduct Path.
The famous Mock Tudor public conveniences are on the left.
Just beyond the conveniences is a path sharp right.”
I hope you like it! Please leave a comment below.
PHOTO CREDIT: In the Travel with Kate opening sequence, the image behind Kate eating sushi (not of Kate) is by photographer Trey Ratcliff of http://www.stuckincustoms.com/