Wednesday, 22 May 2013

London, soon

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I'm trying to make the most out of my last days in Vienna. Cycling, hanging out in parks, skating, singing. And quite a lot of thinking. 
I'm moving to London at the end of the week. It's a big change for me, so big that I don't feel like discussing it on the internet, but it feels good. I'm looking forward to exploring the city but I'm also a little nervous about starting out on this new life by myself. So if you have any tips, do let me know. I'd be ever so grateful for any recommendations re: cafés, bookshops, secret parks, cheap cinemas, really good Italian restaurants, and where to buy nice loose-leaf tea.

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  1. Good luck! I can't offer any London tips but I hope your move and transition go smoothly and are fun!

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    1. Thank you! I'm not sure moving is ever any fun, but it's going ok so far...

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  2. I haven't been to London for years, but a friend of mine works at Beatroot (http://beatroot.org.uk/) and it seems really nice. Good luck to you!

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    1. That does look great. Thank you!

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  3. Alles Gute! So allein in der Fremde kann's schwer sein, zumindest ist es/war's das für mich - aber es ist auch aufregend und schön und man wächst sehr dran.
    Ich wünsch dir viel Erfolg beim Einleben/schnellen Finden von schönen Orten und netten Menschen.

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    1. Danke danke, soweit läuft's ganz gut!

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  4. cafes: drink, Shop & do in kings cross or speakeasy in soho. bookshop: claire de rouen is special. secret park: phoenix garden! cheapest cinema: peckham plex (£5 all day every day)and prince charles for old films. Italian: polpo (but pricey). tea: you're on your own there! let me know if you find somehwere x

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    1. Thanks Caitlin! I really like Drink, Shop & Do. Will try and find a nice tea place.

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  5. Brilliant news! I think you would like: Violet Cakes in Hackney for afternoon tea, Hackney Picturehouse on Monday and Tuesday for cheap films, a nice tea shop (I forget its name) in Broadway Market for tea, and lovely food at Railroad Hackney for dinner. I am yet to find any very good Italian in London so will check back for other people's reccs! As for secret parks, it is very nice to take a lunchtime lounging in Hackney City Farm or the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, or walking round the Abney Park cemetery in Stoke Newington. Good luck with your move! X

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    1. Hurrah, thank you! All of these sound great. I plan on using your guide to Hackney a lot as well.
      (I'm actually sitting at Violet's right now, enjoying my day off...)

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