Sometimes big city life can be a little loud and staying in seems like the only viable option for some peace and quiet, however, London is so diverse that there are always little pockets of peace not too far away.
For me, a firm favourite place to escape has been Greenwich, although swarming with tourists, there somehow seems to be space for everyone.
There is so much to see in this beautiful and historic South London area including the old naval college, National Maritime, Cutty Sark, The Royal Observatory and the Prime Meridian of the World, to name just a few.
I have a confession to make, though I often frequent Greenwich and work for a naval charity I have visited none of the attractions I just mentioned, not because I am not interested but because I already work on a tourist attraction and the thought of hanging out with happy holiday makers at the weekend just does not appeal to me.
There is also a hell of a lot more to Greenwich than its obvious historical attractions; I love its village vibe and, even though there are your big chain brands such as Starbucks they are housed in cute little buildings so as not to distract too much from the quaint aesthetic.
In amongst the big hitters, there are plenty of small independent eateries and shops which I much prefer to visit.
There is also a delicious food market catering for all variety of tastes from all around the world. One of my favourite things to do in the summer is grab food from here, sit in the park, take in the stunning views overlooking the River and Canary Wharf then pop into one of the many pubs when the British weather undoubtedly turns.
Only being a few days into Spring this weekend was not a park day, however, I could no resist getting a few outfit snaps with the stunning architecture of the Naval College as my backdrop. You can understand why so many movies and TV shows film here, even in the wind and grey it is absolutely stunning.
Slightly windswept from my photo shoot we headed off to my favourite pub in Greenwich, The Pelton Arms. A friendly gem of a local boozer, with accommodating staff, homely food, real ales, open fires and a cuddly cat it was the perfect place to enjoy a long chat with our friend Edie who just got back from an amazing three months in India. As we are planning to do a similar (but unfortunately shorter) trip this year I took plenty of mental notes on her experiences.
This is very much a snippet of why I love Greenwich as this is meant to be an outfit post, however, I plan to share my favourite places in much more detail later this year – so watch this space.
Taking a look at the clothes; I am not a fast fashion shopper and buy things I love then wear them to death. This is partially due to budget but also because I love the challenge of styling old pieces with new to create different looks.
The fringed leggings, vintage denim hot-pants and biker boots are all staples pieces that have been in my wardrobe for a while now so for me the stand out piece in this casual look is the Gypsy Warrior jumper, the slogans wild and free with the eagle encapsulates my wannabe biker spirit perfectly. Shopping online can often be a game of chance as what looks good on the internet can turn into a bit of a clothing catfish situation, Gypsy Warrior clothing is high quality and now one of my go to on-line retailers for rock inspired clothing at reasonable prices.
Shopping online can often be a game of chance as what looks good on the Internet can turn into a bit of a clothing catfish situation. Gypsy Warrior clothing is high quality and now one of my go to on-line retailers for rock inspired clothing at reasonable prices.
After being poorly for the last few weeks pulling on a comfortable outfit and heading to the tranquillity of Greenwich was the ideal way to warm back into London life.
Do you guys have anywhere that you like to escape to for a little more of a leisurely pace of life or for some quiet time?