Last weekend’s lovely weather was clearly a sign to go out and explore some more of London.
With its glittering towers and unexpected modern sculptures at every turn, the City is simply to lovely in the sun, so we settled on exploring the area.
But it’s also worth leaving all of this behind and heading East.
Tucked between buzzy Liverpool Street and burstling Brick Lane, Spitafields is one of London’s oldest and most vibrant neighbourhoods.
Home to some of the capital’s best restaurants and food stores. An absolute foodies’ paradise.
And don’t get me started on how pretty the doors are. Unless you have a couple of hours to spare.
Spitafields is also home to Old Spitafields Market, London’s oldest market still trading today.
Built in 1876, it’s an absolute gem of Victorian architecture.
If you’re into antiques and/or fashion, you’ll have a great time strolling the brightly coloured stalls.
Whether you’re after up-and-coming designer creations, or if your style is more bohemian-, vintage- or ethnic-inspired,it’s impossible not to find something you like.
But my favourite part? The food of course!
From pizzas to salt beef sandwiches, donuts, paella and coffee, all your lunch dreams will come true.
Choosing what to have, very much like finding a seat at one of the in-very-high-demand table, might be a bit tricky considering the number of possibilities.
But we were on a mission.
A burger mission.
So Bleecker St. Burger really was the only option we’d consider.
Bleecker St. offers a no-nonsense short burger menu, plus fries, sweet potato fries and a couple of shakes.
The bacon cheeseburger is everything a good, basic burger should be.
Excellent, rich, cooked to perfection beef patty, crispy fried bacon, melted American cheese. Done.
When the quality of the meat and the seasoning are that high, there’s really no need to fuss around with anything more.
The Bleecker Black is even better.
Two just seared signature beef patties, with umami black pudding, melted cheese and a sweet onion garnish to balance it all off.
Very, very naughty but so, so good.
Mixed fries are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, with just a touch of salt and zero greasy taste. Just as delicious as everything else.
Top it all off with a Black & White shake and you’re in for the best burger lunch you’ll ever have. Garanteed.