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The Summerhouse, Little Venice

I am sure that there are lots of students out there, who are about to call London "home" for the next couple of years.
Well, first of all a very warm welcome, second and most important: quit with the moaning about the weather! I know it can be depressing, all cloudy and rainy, but lesson one of adult life is that you make the most of what you have; so grab a map of the tube and get out there exploring this refined and complex city!

I remember, that one of my first jobs as soon as I settled in the halls of residence, was to pin a map of London on my wardrobe (yes I know you are not supposed to do that) along with a list of all the neighbourhoods I wanted to visit during my first year in London.
One of the destinations was Little Venice, fascinating name, off I went!
I got there on a rainy afternoon just like today. I spent ten minutes to look around and left, thinking that it's just a pretty, residential and very quiet neighbourhood.

It's still one of the quite parts of London with a melancholic almost movie-like feel to it. I'm not selling it right, am I? Well, now it's spiced up with nouveau cafés and hip boutiques that make it an interesting destination.

Stroll down Blomfield Road, along the canal. It's for the romantic in you! 
Stop at the Summerhouse for lovely eggs Royal or Benedict or Florentine (it depends on your health consciousness level I guess!) and a fresh smoothie. Days when the canal is swollen to the bream, it feels like you are sitting in a boat! It's a great place for lunch and a catch up!

Up the road turn right into Formosa Street: it's a tiny colourful dot in the rows of cream and white well-maintained houses. Formossina, a quirky little restaurant is right on the corner with it's neon lights , chandeliers and spot on cocktails! And so is Pipa boutique, for a quick shop of the funkiest brands.

Now! My personal favourite, Everyman's Cinema is up the road in Sutherland Avenue. Oh, I can't tell you much now, because it deserves a post of its' own. All I am going to say is that it involves couches, bubbles and pizza while you are watching your movie. I'll stop now! x

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