Five Things I'm Doing This September
Well it's fair to say September has crept up on me as I finish writing this on the 12th. Starting a full time job just over a month ago has seen my free time dwindle down, but I can't really complain. I hope some of you got the chance to enjoy Open House this year. My particular highlight was going up to the top of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf! Of course there's been loads of stuff I could have included here but missed, so we'll dive straight in with my top suggestions of what to get up during (the rest of) September!
HEARD in London. History, Eat, Art, Refresh and Discover.
On the 26th make your way to Southwark Bridge to see the annual Sheep Drive and Livery Fair take place. Freemen of the City of London have the chance to practice their ancient right to drive sheep over the Thames into the City!
Since I've started working in the City, I've loved trying loads of new places for lunch. Do any of you have any reccomendations? My regular spots include Simple Health Kitchen for tasty salads on Watling Street, Banh Mi Bay on Cannon Street for fab Vietnamese (eat in and takeaway), Pali Kitchen for Indian fast food on Bow Lane and The Salad Kitchen on Queen Victoria Street. I'd be very happy to hear some of the places you enjoy!
If you've been like me and a bit reluctant to venture out to many art galleries as of yet, let's make a pact and make sure we all do during the month of September! Summer holidays have ended, most people seem to be heading back to work so that means it's going to be a little bit quieter. It's been ages since I've been to the National Gallery and even longer since I've trekked across London to Tate Britain. But I plan to spend next weekend being a tourist in London, and I suggest you do the same.
At the end of the month, one of the most excited wine bars in London is opening. Well, perhaps that's just my opinion but it's because I will be working there and I can't wait to get back on the floor! The Westin London City Hotel is a few weeks away from opening, and our snazzy wine bar Hithe + Seek is where I will be based. Come and join us for a glass of wine and one of the best views over the river Thames in London.
Ok this isn't a cool new suggestion this month, but I'm going to give some love to Borough Market. I'm walking distance for it now which is great, and I seem to find myself there at least a few days a week. It is also now open Sundays which has a more of a relaxed feel to the market which suits me better. It means that some of the suppliers, producers and stall holders actually have time to speak to you about their products. Is there a particular stall you like there? Anything I might have missed?
Well I hope you have an incredible September and lets keep our fingers crossed for a few more days of sunshine!
Heard in London