London City Guide by Susie Bubble

Susie Lau, fashion writer, founder of her blog “Style Bubble”, and our latest city guide reveals her favourite places and hideaways in London

 
 
 
 

Describing herself as a Hong-Konger born in London, her witty style and unique sensitivity that mixes Western and Asian influences immediately captivated us and many throughout the world. Susie launched her blog in March 2006 and with her original take on dressing often referred as “Susie Style” and witty commentary she carved a niche for herself in the fashion world.

 
 
 
 

Bun House

Bun House in Soho is one of my favorite spots at the moment, just because it’s really different from the usual London Chinese scene. It’s styled like a retro Hong Kong cafe and it plays old chinese music. It has a beautiful bar downstairs with a different menu at night. It’s a very relaxed, calm, beautiful place in contrast to Soho’s busy streets.

Don’t Miss: Fish Bun, Custard Bun

24 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 4DZ

https://bun.house

 

Alfies Antique Market

Alfies Antique Market is my go to vintage destination for many reasons. It has a lot of different stores under one roof with many interiors and antique shops, but also with amazing clothing specialists. I’m very specific and also picky when it comes to vintage shopping, but Alfie’s is one of the remaining places in London where you can find really old and very special pieces.

13-25 Church St, Marylebone, London NW8 8DT

http://www.alfiesantiques.com

 
 

Sir John Soane’s Museum, Holborn

I have chosen this museum because it feels very special, like a curated collection of paintings and projects. When you walk inside you find yourself in this beautiful house which was a former home of the neo-classical architect John Soane. The highlight for me is the central Sepulchral Chamber which is filled with sculptures,statues, and an array of carvings. It’s a very impressive room, especially when you look up down below from the crypt - it’s just magical.

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP

https://www.soane.org

 
 
 

The Phoenix Garden, Soho

I have been going to this garden since I was a young teenager and now I come here all the time with my daughter. It’s a great place for a bit of reading or walk. It’s a local community garden nestled between the busy Soho street, surrounded by cinemas and theatres. I really like the contrast between this wild garden and the center of the city, because when you look up you see all these cinema buildings and the Centrepoint.

21 Stacey St, London WC2H 8DG

https://www.thephoenixgarden.org/thegarden/

 
 
 
 

Word On The Water, Kings Cross

I love this really unique bookstore on a narrow boat next to Granary Square on the canal. I grew up in Camden, so narrow boats and the canal are childhood memories.  I think the area around Kings Cross has changed so much and I love that this little boat is still here as a reminder of the old London - it’s a very tranquille place.

Regent's Canal Towpath, Kings Cross, London N1C 4LW

https://twitter.com/wordonthewater

 

Photography by Roisin Murphy / Video by Joseph Wilson

 
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