Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Laura had a little Lamb

Obviously I’ve been spending a lot of time around the Great Ormond Street area for the last few months and just round the corner from the hospital is Lambs Conduit Street a really cute shopping street with various independent shops, restaurants and cafes. There are so many lovely places to go on Lambs Conduit but the following are well worth a mention.

Tutti’s cafe has nice cake, coffee, Panini’s and staff. It also has the all important free WiFi which is just one of the reasons why I keep coming back to this lovely little independent cafe.

We’ve been here so long now that I’ve had to have a haircut and I randomly chose to try Badlambs. This lovely little hairdressers/ barber shop displays digital art prints to buy on the walls and has a retro feel with old style barber shop chairs and furniture. It was a lovely experience and a good hair cut too! I usually hate all my hair cuts that I have to pay for, so this really is a genuine recommendation.

There’s also The People’s Supermarket, a community focused food store, which is due to open shortly. It is a fascinating concept for a shop, where the store is owned and managed by its members. Basically anyone can join up as a member for £25 a year. You volunteer 4 hours a month to work in the shop and as a member you get a discount at the till. The idea is that without having to hire staff the groceries can be cheaper and so benefit the shoppers and local community. Either way it’ll be better than giving your money to the fat cats at Tesco or Sainsburys.

There are loads of other great little places to visit on Lambs Conduit, so if you feel like straying away from the station one day then take a walk and discover a little Bloomsbury gem.

1 comment:

  1. I love all these little hidden gems you find scattered around London - my current favourite is Marylebone High St