London Insider Guide: Jessica Rayner- Mismatched Knitwear

July 31, 2013 at 4:00 pm

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Jessica Rayner is a UK-based London Posse Ambassador  and Editor of Mismatched Knitwear, where she documents her life, loves, travels and everything in between. Having recently received a surprise shortlisting for the 2013 Cosmopolitan Blog Awards, Jessica’s a busy woman, so we’re thrilled to be sharing some of current London favourites as recommended on Posse:

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Byron Hamburgers

Byron Burgers. Photo:  londoneater.com

Byron Burgers. Photo: londoneater.com

Now these guys know how to make a ‘proper’ hamburger. I recommend the ‘Byron’ with an Oreo milkshake and zucchini fries on the side. They’ve got locations across the capital but my favourite has to be in Greenwich with views of the river.

The National Theatre

The National Theatre. Photo: around-london.com

The National Theatre. Photo: around-london.com

One of the things I love most about London is the culture and I honestly feel you can’t visit the city without going to the theatre. My friend introduced me to The National Theatre a few years ago and I have never looked back since! Iconic British plays such as The History Boys, The Pitmen Painters and War Horse were first performed here. Need I say any more?

The Folly

Beautiful Interior at The Folly. Photo:  www.weheart.co.uk

Beautiful Interior at The Folly. Photo: www.weheart.co.uk

 My first stop for a cheeky cocktail or two in the City. I love the interior, the menus, the ambience. An excellent date location or Friday drinks venue. Just be careful, they can be lethal!

Pizza East

Pizza East. Photo: wethefoodsnobs.blogspot.com.au

Pizza East. Photo: wethefoodsnobs.blogspot.com.au

If you’re looking for a pizza restaurant with a bit of a twist, this is the place for you. Based in Shoreditch, they serve up a yummy brunch, an awesome Sunday Roast (a requirement in Britain!) and their pizza’s are delicious. The perfect place for dinner with friends and a few bottles of wine.

Old Spitalfields Market

Old Spitalfields market. Photo: www.blog-oldspitalfieldsmarket.com

Old Spitalfields market. Photo: www.blog-oldspitalfieldsmarket.com

A haven for vintage fashionistas, antique advocates, fervent foodies or just anyone looking for something different. This kooky little market mix and matches its stalls everyday of the week so it’s a new experience every time!

Full Stop

Full Stop. Photo: flickr.com

Full Stop. Photo: flickr.com

Nestled in Brick Lane, this coffee shop offers some of the best I’ve had in London. I love the eclectic collection of furniture and homemade cakes. It’s a definite winner.

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