Lauren DeFilippo | Lifestyle Photography + Design

journal

revisiting london

in my mind, london was overrated. after living in manhattan for years, it was hard to justify spending precious vacation time getting lost in another metropolis. that changed, however, on my third trip to the city this past october - i fell in love. in other words, i was sad when it came time for us to leave for iceland. and months later, i'm still thinking about it - the narrow, winding alleyways, the never-ending neighborhoods, the glistening cobblestone streets after fresh rain... 

i've compiled some of my favorite photos of london - i found myself particularly enamored with the architectureand, if you happen to be planning an trip there anytime soon, my favorites list can be found at the bottom. 


central london: borough market (bread ahead bakery + kappacasein cheese toasties!) / neal's yard dairy / st. paul's cathedral / maltby street market / tower bridge

notting hill / kensington: ottolenghi / st. luke's mews* / kensington palace* / portobello road market / serpentine gallery / churchill arms

shoreditch, east london: the culpeper / old spitalfield's market / brooklyn coffee* / andina / dishoom / labour & wait* / paper & cup coffee / albion* / brick lane market

pimlico: no.11 pimlico road* / daylesford grocers

sohogelupo gelato / polpo

marylebone: daunt bookstore / chiltern firehouse / monocle cafe / workshop coffee co. / mother's milk coffee

covent garden: covent garden market / neal's yard /

maida vale: beautiful neighborhood where we stayed in an airbnb flat / the elgin

*pictured