If you have ever watched pancake art videos on social media and wished you could sink your teeth into the colourful creations, we have good news for you. London’s first pancake art café opened its doors in Camden Town last September and it’s an Instagram sensation.
Founders, Bianca and Nacho, a Brazilian and Argentinean couple originally startedTo Home from Londonas a souvenir shop in 2017 after years of selling original watercolour artworks in Portobello Market.
Having made the realisation that souvenirs in London were mostly cheap mass products, the couple decided to shake up the traditional and stagnant souvenir market with their exciting collection.
They opened their first shop in Camden Town in 2017 where they started selling their original hand-painted souvenirs, including kitchen wear, stationary, apparel and accessories; all customisable.
In September 2020 they elevated their signature watercolour art to the next level and opened London’s first pancake art café to transform their original designs into delicious pancakes.
Imagination is the Limit
Photo: Urban Adventurer
When it comes to personalisation and pancake, your imagination is the limit. Ask anything and watch it being made in fort of your eyes. Personalise your souvenirs with special designs, messages, names, or anything else. They love crazy ideas.
The same is true to pancakes. Ask for London landmarks to animals to love letters or seasonal designs, literally anything; and watch your edible artwork being hand-drawn and served on a stylish paint palette with maple syrup and berries.
Fancy something more filling? How about eating the rainbow? Why not try their super Instagrammable ‘Rainbow Cheese Toast’ or its vegan alternative ‘Pink Not-Cheese Toast’ with tomato chutney on a multigrain bread loaf?
Art Brunch at To Home from London art café offers seasonal-changing food and drink and the opportunity to get creative. Paint your eco tote bag or a jumper or colour a mug with the brand’s signature design while enjoying a pancake art and a drink of your choice.
Ready for your next adventure? Neverland London Little Kyoto pop up brings you all the magic of Springtime Japan. Enjoy Asian inspired food and drink surrounded by cherry blossoms and lanterns before it turns into a Summer Beach Club in April.
If I say ‘London’, many of you probably say Big Ben, London Eye or Tower Bridge. But London is much more than that. It’s full of colourful hidden gems and colourful places, many of which look like scenes from a fairy tale.
In this blog post, I’ll show you the most colourful spots, corners, buildings, mews and streets in London. Some of them are even famous for something. Enjoy!
Notting Hill is the Heaven of colours. Levander, electric blue, lime green, peach and rose. There is a hidden gem around every corner waiting to be discovered.
Need a little sunshine in your life?
27 St Lukes Mews
Hands up, if you still love the iconic movie ‘Love Actually’ with Keira Knightley, Alan Rickman and Hugh Grant.
Remember Mark and Juliet’s “to me you are perfect” doorstep scene? Well, this is the iconic pink house from the scene.
Actually, the whole St Lukes Mews is as colourful as a rainbow.
Apart from its antique market, Portobello Road is most famous for its bohemian streets.
No, this is not a monochrome photo.
Who would not love living within these colourful walls.
A row of pastel buildings.
A quiet place in the middle of the city. If you’re on the hunt for a quiet yet romantic spot, Hillgate Place is definitely a choice.
This beige corner house is just perfect for a romantic photo shoot.
Loving this Instagrammable pink corner house.
Jameson Street is full of adorable little colourful houses.
Pretty in pink.
Would you live in a dreamy house like this?
And they lived happily ever after.
Camden Town is one of the craziest districts of London. If you want something out of the ordinary, you will definitely find it here. Camden Town is the district of peculiar shops, wondrous street art and colourful streets.
Dress up in matching colours.
You can find these vibrant colourful lights under the bridge when leaving Paddington Station.
Hidden gem within a couple of minutes walk from the station.
Identical buildings but no two colours are the same.
Carnaby Street is most famous for its extraordinary Christmas decoration and its cafes and shops. But you can find brilliant colours and sparks here in any season.
It’s worth to visit at night.
Covent Garden is a shopping and entertainment hub. There is always something to see here.
A lovely little place with hidden bars, cafés and of course, sparkling colours. A must-see.
Located in Conduit Court, Infinity Chamber encourages visitors to stop for five minutes and loose themselves within Infinity Chamber’s ever-changing vivid colours and silver mirrors.
Peggy Porschen is probably London’s dreamiest cake shop. Peggy Porschen is famous for their seasonal shop decoration, pink walls and Instagrammable cakes.
Holland Park is not just worth a visit for its beautiful park.
This pink corner house at Pottery Lane is a lovely hidden gem. What a spot for an epic photo!
Did you know that this googly-eyed pink front door belongs to the hip handbag label Hill & Friends’ founder, Emma Hill?
An impressive black and white building.
A floral building.
This 90-metre long underground light tunnel takes you from King’s Cross and St Pancras stations to Granary Square, where stylish shops and restaurants are waiting for you around the canal.
Did you know that the tunnel has also been used as a catwalk during London Fashion Week?
Hidden behind Paddington Station, Conduit Mews is a tiny little place with adorable rainbow houses.
Primrose Hill is villagelike area of grand Victorian terraces and pastel-coloured buildings and terraced houses.
Beautiful colourful Victorian buildings.
The Pink House the Inspired the Writer of the 101 Dalmatians
This is the real house that inspired the author of 101 Dalmatians.
Dodie Smith published his heart-warming book in 1956. He lived nearby, in Dorset Square and had 9 dalmatians, including one named Pongo.
He passed the pink house regularly on his daily walk with his dogs to Primrose Park and the house got him the inspiration to write his classic tale.
Shoreditch is a Mecca of colours. You will find entire buildings covered in graffiti here.
The Mosaic House
This private house belongs to the artist Carrie Reichardt, who started decorating her home with tiles in the ‘90s. As a result, the house and the two cars parking in front of it are covered in millions of tiles, telling hundreds of stories and containing hidden messages and references.
The front of the house is beautiful, but don’t forget go around and see the back of it, too.
Did you know that The Mosaic House is available for rend through Airbnb?
The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Museum was a private townhouse owned by Sir Richard Wallace, who built an extensive collection of furniture, paintings and arms and armour from the 17th and 18th century.
Each room has different flourish colour, making the museum super Instagrammable.
Thinking about a unique portfolio? Or just want to refresh your social media profile picture? A quirky unusual backdrop can really make your photos stand out. I recently saw a couple, posing in front of graffiti walls on their wedding day. What a great idea!
In this blog post I am going to show you the most Instagramable graffiti spots in Camden Town, to where definitely worth to go for a couple of fresh shots.
The Best Graffiti Walls in Camden Town and Where to Find Them
As Camden Town is one of the quirkiest places in London, it couldn’t be easier to find amazing graffiti there. To start, head to Camden Market. Once you have reached Camden Market, the best tactic is to jump in every little street and take a look around.
Buck Street, Hawley Street, Stucley Place, Hartland Road and Ferdinand Street are all worth to take a look. And not just graffiti! Hartland Road, for example is famous for its colourful terraced houses.
Walking down Regents Canal is not just relaxing, but also could surprise you with some amazing graffiti walls.
Take Your Friends or Your Selfie Stick
Don’t stick to Camden Market, though. Camden High Street has gorgeous hidden gems when it comes to graffiti. Although, it’s a long journey to stroll all along Camden High Street, it’s really worth the time and effort if you are on the hunt for the best graffiti walls in Camden.
No matter if you hire a professional photographer or simply ask a friend to go with you and take a couple of awesome photos or just go by yourself and take selfies, one thing is for sure: all your friends will ask you about your new photos.
Tips to Make Your Photos Really Standing Out
If there is a particular graffiti you want to take photo with, dress up to fit the colour and style
Instead of just posing in front of the graffiti interact with it
Don’t be afraid of using fun face filters
Use accessories such as lollipop, a quirky hat, a bright coloured umbrella or oversized jewellery
Take time laps photos and paint something with light
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