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Spring in London

I’m back to loitering in London again. This time, staying at Jen’s flat near the Angel tube stop… making it painfully easy to get to the lovely little Loop yarn shop. Located on Cross Street, it’s a tiny shop tucked into a corner with nothing but a small pink sandwich board outside. 

loop. 41 Cross Street, Islington, London

There’s a nice selection of Louisa Harding, Debbie Bliss, Alchemy, Blue Sky Alpacas and Be Sweet yarns here. But my lovely score was a copy of Kim Hargreaves’ book, “Heartfelt: The Dark House Collection“. She’s published all her solo designs … for sale … without kits! It’s like I’ve been living in a hole or something. Anyhow, I like it.

Tribe Contemporary Rugs

Just across the street from Loop is Tribe… a gallery full of handwoven rugs from all over the world. They were closed today, so I could only paw at the window.

tea cup constellations

On this trip round, I’m mostly living off of a box of cereal, one gigantic cold pizza from La Forchetta, and a whole lot of fruit… but yesterday, I met up with a girlfriend who took me for afternoon tea near London Bridge. The shop was SO precious… painted a pale frosty pink with tea cups suspended from the ceiling with thumbtacks! Ingenious space saving idea. I sat directly underneath the tea cup constellation and enjoyed my earl grey and lemon cake. Thank you, Charlotte.

 

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14 thoughts on “Spring in London

  1. Avatar Michelle says:

    somehow i knew that cha-chan would be involved…

  2. Avatar Michelle says:

    somehow i knew that cha-chan would be involved…

  3. Avatar Victoria says:

    Hello, I went to Loop for the first time last week and was totally enchanted! Do you know what the name of the cafe was? Whenever I visit my sister in London I always drag her to London Bridge to go the market and a nice cup of tea could be just the thing to pacify her…

  4. Avatar Victoria says:

    Hello, I went to Loop for the first time last week and was totally enchanted! Do you know what the name of the cafe was? Whenever I visit my sister in London I always drag her to London Bridge to go the market and a nice cup of tea could be just the thing to pacify her…

  5. Those tea cups are adorable and magical. :)

    And loop… charming. :)

    I want to live in London. pouts

  6. Those tea cups are adorable and magical. :)

    And loop… charming. :)

    I want to live in London. pouts

  7. Avatar Suzanne says:

    I absolutely LOVED the Loop when I was in London two years ago.

    I’m so jealous that you are in London. It is one of my favorite cities!!

  8. Avatar Suzanne says:

    I absolutely LOVED the Loop when I was in London two years ago.

    I’m so jealous that you are in London. It is one of my favorite cities!!

  9. Avatar Joy says:

    Hi there!

    Been stalking your blog for a while, and just noticed that you were in my neck of the woods! If you are still in London, one of my favorite things around Loop is the Ottolenghi cafe right around the corner, on Upper street. Yummy salads, and really great desserts. If you go to Liberty (off Regent), you can sometimes find back issues of Rowan magazine on sale. Right down the street from La Porchetta (on Exmouth) is a great gastropub, The Easton. They do a brilliant and not-so-expensive lunch and/or dinner! For a more upscale dinner, I would recommend Medcalf for a great steak (also in Exmouth)!

  10. Avatar Joy says:

    Hi there!

    Been stalking your blog for a while, and just noticed that you were in my neck of the woods! If you are still in London, one of my favorite things around Loop is the Ottolenghi cafe right around the corner, on Upper street. Yummy salads, and really great desserts. If you go to Liberty (off Regent), you can sometimes find back issues of Rowan magazine on sale. Right down the street from La Porchetta (on Exmouth) is a great gastropub, The Easton. They do a brilliant and not-so-expensive lunch and/or dinner! For a more upscale dinner, I would recommend Medcalf for a great steak (also in Exmouth)!

  11. OMG, I know! I tried to go to Ottolenghi but they were closing just as I arrived! But I’ll have to pass your recommendations off to Jen who is lucky enough to live in the area!

  12. OMG, I know! I tried to go to Ottolenghi but they were closing just as I arrived! But I’ll have to pass your recommendations off to Jen who is lucky enough to live in the area!

  13. Avatar Joy says:

    Two more things I just remembered because I was shopping in Carnaby Street/Covent Garden this weekend.

    1.All the fun of the fair: cute knitting little knitting shop (https://www.allthefunofthefair.biz/)

    1. Scoop: the best gelato in all of London. Try the pistachio, it’s to die for.
  14. Avatar Joy says:

    Two more things I just remembered because I was shopping in Carnaby Street/Covent Garden this weekend.

    1.All the fun of the fair: cute knitting little knitting shop (https://www.allthefunofthefair.biz/)

    Scoop: the best gelato in all of London. Try the pistachio, it’s to die for.

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