Ever since our first day in London, Mr. StyleBomb and I have developed an affinity for long walks around the city. Now almost a year and a half later, the habit has stuck and we wander through the streets almost every single weekend. We live in Clerkenwell, a neighbourhood in Zone 1 that is placed between Bloomsbury to the west, Angel to the north, Shoreditch to the east and The City just south. Despite its proximity to many of these bustling stomping grounds, many people don't know where the area is. In fact, a handful of native Londoners have never even heard of Clerkenwell. That is one of the many reasons we love it, it's a bit under the radar and there are a handful areas that are a breeze to get to.
If you ever find yourself on a Sunday with nothing to do, why not try out one of our favourite walks? Get off the tube at Angel and hit up the Islington Farmers' Market, there are a ton of stalls from fishmongers and meat merchants to cider enthusiasts and cheese aficionados. Be sure to make a stop at ISLE OF OLIVE, their Greek-sourced olives are to die for (they also have a store off of Broadway Market). After you've stocked up on goodies for the week, head over to Columbia Road via Regents Canal for some fresh flowers. If you venture there towards the end of the afternoon you will get amazing 2-for-1 deals. As it becomes later in the day, weave through Shoreditch into The City. The streets are completely empty and you'll most likely stumble upon a historic relic that you wouldn't have noticed during a busy weekday.
My outfit for meandering through London: Jacket from OASIS (sans the removable faux-fur collar), floral silk top from ADDISON (a new wardrobe favourite), agate necklace from BAUBLEBAR & croc-embossed leather tote from PIED A TERRE.
SB Disclaimer: A gigantic thanks to Monica at ADDISON for the beautifully printed floral silk top! xo