HACHI Beyond Bakery opened this August in the heart of Notting Hill. Located next to the famous Portobello Market, they are 14-min walk from Notting Hill Station and 7-min walk from Ladbroke Grove Station.
‘Hachi’ means ‘eight’ in Japanese language, yet the tilted 8 becomes the symbol of infinity. Therefore, HACHI’s logo represents the continuous renewal of the relationship between customer and baker day after day by offering hand-baked products using natural ingredients.
Fruit Sando, Shokupan Kuro and Classic Pastry on the Menu
Photo: Urban Adventurer
Pop in for a refreshing matcha latte in the morning or try one of their kawaii Japanese ‘Fruit Sando’ that looks like they jumped straight out from an anime. Fruit Sando is a traditional Japanese sandwich made with a generous amount of fresh cream and fresh fruit. In Japan, Fruit Sando is often given as gift for loved ones.
Based on Japanese gift-giving art, HACHI sells two signature bread loaves: Shokupan Shiro and Shokupan Kuro that are often given as special gift during gift-giving seasons in Japan ‘Ochugen’ and ‘Oseibo’.
Shokupan Shiro is basically a white milk loaf. It’s a very soft and fluffy type of bread that stays moist for longer than ordinary bread. It’s made with an original blend of wheat flour, milk, and butter.
Shokupan Kuro is black milk loaf which is basically the same as Shokupan Shiro with some activated charcoal added for the benefit of detoxification and purification of the body.
If you’d rather go for something classic, Almond Croissant and Pistachio New York Roll are up for grabs as well as delicious Anko Cream Pan which is filled with red bean paste straight from Hokkaido.
Grab a classic americano or a proper matcha latte (imported from Japan) in the morning or let a classic green tea relax your senses after work.
Photo: Urban Adventurer
HACHI also sells some lovely merch, including tee, hat, and tote bag. Why not purchase one of them to support this adorable small business?
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.
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