Saturday In The City
I don’t always like going to the city on weekends, since it’s often rush-hour-style overcrowded and I prefer not to do anything that requires me to put on my bra or brush my hair on a day off, but once in a while I can’t escape it and I combine as many things as possible. Let me take you on Tea’s Fun Day Out.
The Cereal Killer Cafe opened back in December and although I work down the road from the place the queues have deterred me from going during my lunch break. I first wanted to wait till the hype had worn off a bit, but then I really wanted to go, so early Saturday morning seemed a good idea. There was a queue, but it wasn’t too bad and I got to get my bowl and look at limited edition cereal box art displayed on the walls (everything from Simpsons to Star Wars and even Urkel-Os). The place is heaven for cereal addicts.
The next stop was Somerset House for the Mapping the City exhibition which features works by over 50 internationally artists from the street and graffiti art scenes who were inspired by the city they live in. You can visit it (for free) till 15th February.
I’ve been dying to see Whiplash since it was praised at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film is set around a promising young drummer who get the chance to play in the top jazz assemble led by an instructor known for his terrifying teaching methods.
When it comes to Italian food I am a pasta person – I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But (confession) pizza is not really my thing. Once or twice a year I crave for pizza and today was one of those days and since it was mentioned in Whiplash a few times I was craving it. I was taken to Pepe Italian Street Food and loved it! They do pizza with a soft but thin base with lots of cheese and it’s pretty cheap for Soho (£4 for a main-portion sized big slice).
How was your weekend?
This is so cool!
I totally understand that you don’t want to go out in London on the weekends, it’s totally crowded.
So what’s your verdict on the Cereal Killer Cafe? Over-hyped or totally worth it?
Whiplash is such a great movie. My boyfriend & I left both feeling inspired.
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I’m dying to go to that Cereal place, I don’t live in London unfortunately so it might be a while. Until then, I’ll just have to buy my own lucky charms (at the mental price of £5 a box) haha. xx
Been meaning to try out the Cereal Killer Cafe along with the cat cafe also…
Worth the hype? x
I’m 200% with you! Many weekends all I want is to relax in my area (mostly Chiswick, Kew, Richmond) than face the crowds in the city centre. It’s just I don’t fancy all the transports again. But many parts of the city are not that crowded and it’s only on weekends you can enjoy them as well. So sometimes I’m looking forward to a walk, enjoy a new restaurant and photograph 🙂
I’m sure you had a nice day. I like the decor of the Cereal Killer, even like the name, but it’s too pricey for the area where it is and for what you’re having! Not my style. But looking forward to visit the Cat’s cafe 😀
So glad you managed to check the Cereal Killer Cafe in the end, and liked it. I was so lucky that I didn’t have to queue but I think it’s worth it anyway 🙂 The rest of your day looked so fun as well, I love exploring London.
What a great little guide on low key things to do in London on the weekend. It’s crazy to think that people queue to get a bowl of cereal.
I want to try the Cereal Killer Café so bad. Will be in London mid-February for a few days so I might give it a go then.
The Cereal Killer Cafe is definitely somewhere that is on my list of places to visit.