- I recently spent a wonderful weekend in London staying at the smart, Millennium Gloucester Hotel in South Kensington. You can read my review of the hotel, which I loved, on the Boutique Travel Blog but I’d also like to show you more about this lovely area of London itself. My photos will tell the story better than my words can…
Quite by chance we stumbled upon one of London’s Farmer’s Markets held every Saturday from 9am to 2pm on Bute Street, a great place to pick up some delicious treats for a picnic in nearby Hyde Park.
Check out their website for details of others held around the city.
All this on the doorstep of our lovely hotel, the Millennium Gloucester, which I’d certainly recommend. Not only is the hotel itself very smart and stylish, the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful and it’s in a lovely area of London with many of the city’s attractions, such as the Natural History Museum just minutes away. You can read my full review on Boutique Travel Blog.
Disclaimer: I was a guest at the Millenium Gloucester Hotel but as always these are my own views and honest opinion.
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What a great area. I need to explore more when I am next in London.
Farmers’ markets are always interesting to stumble upon when traveling. Looks like you had a great weekend in London!
I did indeed – love London 🙂
Rhubarb is expensive!!! Here as well. But your lovely photos made me think of rhubarb pies and tarts….perhaps some baking is in order this weekend!
Loved the post – “mews” is such a wonderfully British word. Does it refer to a specific type of building or group of buildings? I’ve never actually known that…
Hi Deirdre, a mews is usually a cobbled street lined with stables converted into homes, often a cul-de-sac (dead end). Not sure what these buildings formally were but they look as if they were once commercially used and have been converted to, no doubt, very expensive homes.
Wish I could taste some of your baking!
Lovely shots Kat – lots of colour and clarity…
Thank you 🙂
Love fresh beets! I liked the little cobbled side street, Kat. Nice to see this aspect of London.
The side streets are very pretty and it would be all too easy to miss them. Must check out your capture the colour entry, not sure when I’ll have time to do this but I will!
Great post! Glad you enjoyed your time in South Ken. It’s a great neighborhood!
Thanks! It certainly is 🙂