Patrick Bruen’s tips on Vacationing in London

Patrick Bruen LondonIn a recent travel article published by the New York Times, East London, a trendy area known for its bars, offbeat galleries and restaurants is featured. This part of the city in constantly flooded with shoppers in the daytime and clubbers in the evening. Many of the businesses in this area of the city are housed in old historic buildings and warehouses where some of the best fashion, design and craft stores of London can be found. East London is definitely an area that is still connected with its 18th century roots. Listed, are some of the highlights of the East London scene and are good places to try while traveling to this are

Said before, East London is known for its bars. The streets are lined with bars and clubs but one of the more notable bars, actually serves as a bar, gallery and club. The Queen of Hoxton, located in the town of Shoreditch, has live bands, photo exhibitions, and even film screenings. The versatile space sounds like a good time for everyone.

Also located in Shoreditch, Boundary was an old victorian mansion turned restaurant started by the designer and restaurateur, Terence Conran. Boundary is a restaurant and bar that is elegant, French dining experience. Housed in the basement, one would never know from the high ceilings and brick archways. Some entrees included on the menu are suckling pig and a breast of veal.

Brick Lane, an old immigrant street is not only famous but is home to a very interesting and unique place to get breakfast. Brick Lane Beigel Bake uses ingredients such as cumin, cardamon and turmeric to make some of their breakfast dishes. They are famous for their salt beef bagel sandwich with mustard and gherkins.

One last standout spot is something for every shopaholic. Walk down Cheshire Street and one will stumble upon many eclectic shops ranging from clothing to items for your kitchen. Looking for a classic Barbour jacket? Stop by Levisons, where one is able to shop around for vintage British clothing.