Every Sunday from 7am-5pm, there is Mauerpark Fleamarket. Here you can find great bargains and a great atmosphere.
Bernauer strasse 63-64, Prenzlauer Berg U2: Ebertswalder Str. // Other Flea Markets: Strasse des 17 Juni, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm – Charlottenburg, S-Bahn: Tiergarten. Boxhagener Platz, Sunday 10am-6pm – Friedrichshain, U5: Frankfurter Tor/ S-Bahn Ostkreuz. (Pictures taken Summer 2011. Last updated November 2012)

Thai & indonesian restaurant / I love the small dishes & it is also cheap! Rosenthaler Straße, Mitte 68 and Sonntagstraße 28
10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain

Nice for drinks, pizza and party!

Rent a bike in Berlin! Lovely experience!


French cafe: Weinbergsweg 20, 10119 Berlin. Brunch & cakes are good here!

Portugiesische leckereien. Weinbergweg 8, Mitte
Lovely coffee & sandwich!

LUCIA, Oranienstrasse 34, Kreutzberg.
Great for drinks in the evening but also coffee during the day!

Vintage coffee & clothes. Sanderstrasse 11, 12047 Berlin –

VOO STORE, Oranienstrasse 24, Kreuzberg –

Love the Paris Bar, which is good for lunch, dinner or drinks. Kantstrasse 152, Charlottenburg

Vietnamesisches Restaurant, Rykestr. 36, 10405 Berlin –

Love the delicious Vietnamese soups, teas and frish juices at “Monsieur Vuong”. Alte Schönhauser Strasse 46, 10119 Berlin- Mitte

The best PIZZA place in Berlin! Ackerstraße 23, D—10115 Berlin-Mitte

Helmut Newton Foundation exhibition, Jebensstrasse 2D, 10623 Berlin. (only until 20 May 2012)


SOHO HOUSE /Members club, reservation needed,

Good places for shopping:
 Mulack Strasse: Lala Berlin, A.P.C, Filippa K etc. (Pictures above)
Kastanienalle: to visit vintage stores, for example, Calypso Vintage Shoes (Oderbergerstr. 10435 Berlin)
Oranienstrasse (Kreuzberg): U-bahn/Görlitzer st. for example, Jumbo Second Hand, Wiener Straße 63, 10999 Berlin
Kleidermarkt (Vintage chain): 
Garage: Ahornstr. 2 · Nähe Nollendorfpl.
(HAPPY HOUR: 30% discount EVERY WEDNESDAY- 11am- 1pm
Made in Berlin #1: Neue Schönhauser str. 19, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
HAPPY HOUR: 20% Discount · EVERY WEDNESDAY- 12am – 3pm
Made in Berlin #2: Friedrichstraße 114 A, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
HAPPY HOUR: 20% discount· EVERY WEDNESDAY 12am – 3pm
Colours: Bergmann str. 102, 10961, Berlin-Kreuzberg
HAPPY HOUR: 30% Discount · EVERY WEDNESDAY- 11am – 3pm
See also Flea markets above.

Michelle in the underground, me at Alexander Platz and friends on our way to a fashion show during Berlin Fashion Week.



Coming soon




Dean Street Town House /Enjoy your afternoon tea & scones or a glass of wine. 69 – 71 Dean St, W1D 3SE, Soho


Charlotte Street Hotel /Tea & Scones. 15-17 Charlotte St, London W1T 1RJ


Sanderson Hotel /Afternoon tea.  50 Berners St, London W1T 3NG


Riding House Cafe /Good for both lunch or dinner. 43-51 Great Titchfield St. W1w7pQ London


ROKA /Best Japanese restaurant in London. 37 Charlotte St, London W1T 1RR


BOB BOB RICARD /Russian cousineMy favorite restaurant in London. Upper James Street w1F 9DF London.

BARRAFINA /Spanish kitchen. 54 Frith Street.

SPICE MARKET /W Hotel Leicester Square, 10 Wardour street.

NOPI /Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 21-22 Warwick Street London W1B 5NE –


BUSABA /Thai and a cheaper option. Restaurant in West & East London. Check online here

PRINCIE/ Bakery & pizzaria/ Italian kitchen. Take away or in in. 135 Wardour Street London W1F 0UT

BALTHAZAR/ 2-6 Russel Street, London WC2B5HZ. New Yorker Restaurant in London.



The Edition Hotel /Late night cocktails at the Punch bar and dance at the secret Basement club. 10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP


The BOX /Must see experience “shock cabaret”, guest list is required.  11-12 Walker’s Court, W1F 0ED


 The Scotch of James /Cool club full of fashion, music and artsy people. 13 Mason Yard



The Electric Diner /Trendy restaurant. 191 Portobello Road, London W11 2ED

Pizza East Portobello /Best pizza! 310 Portobello Road London W10 5TA


EAST-END: (Shoreditch, Dalston, Bethnal Green)

Day or dinner time:

The Old Shoreditch Station /Great place to work with free Wi-fi and good coffee or drinks at night. 1 Kingsland Road, E2 8AA

The Bridge /Super cosy bohemian atmosphere and amazing cakes. 15 Kingsland Rd, E2 8AA

Leila’s Cafe /Best secret brunch place. 17 Calvert Avenue, E2 7JP


Albion /Good for meetings and some more delicate organic food. 2-4 Boundary Street, E2 7DD

The Breakfast Club /Everyone should try this cafe one time – their pancakes are amazing –

Climpson & Sons /Best coffee place – best for take away. 67 Broadway Market, E8 4PH

The Hoxton Hotel /Great for work meetings and drinks. 81 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3HU

Pizza East /The best start of a good evening and great for hangover dinner as well. 56 Shoreditch High St, E1 6JJ

Royal Oak /Sunday drink after walking at Columbia Road Flower Market. 73 Columbia Road

The Talbot /Great Sunday Roast. 109 Mortimer Road, N1 4JY

The Scolt Head /Super awesome Sunday roastLast time I was there Alexa Chung sat next to me! 107A Culford Road

A Little Of What You Fancy /Cozy brunch or dining. 464 Kingsland Rd, E8 4AE London


Bistrotheque /Great place to eat with friends and go party afterwards. 23-27 Wadeson St. E2 9DR London

The Cat and Mutton /Eat here Saturday after wander around Broadway Market. 76 Broadway Market, E8 4QJ London

The Clove Club /Cool new restaurant & bar. Shoreditch Town Hall 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT –

DISHROOM / Food of Bombay. 7 Boundary Street, London E2 7JE. They also have a restaurant in Covent Garden 12 Upper St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9FB

TRAMSHED /Meat restaurant with an artwork by Damien Hirst featuring a cow and a cockerel. 32 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3LX. Voted as best meat restaurant by Time Out. 



Shoreditch House /Members club, Dinner & drinks and Summer swimming. Ebor St, E1 6AW (Members Only)

The Haggerston /Cool pub, dj’s and drinks – jazz on Sundays. 438 Kingsland Rd, E8 4AA

DreamBags JaguarShoes /Cool place to hang for lunch or dance at night. 32-34 Kingsland Road

George and Dragon /Bar for fun gay fashion lovers, which is always fun!  2-4 Hackney Rd, E2 7NS

Off Broadway /Coffee-by-day and cocktails-by-night – NYC east village atmosphere. 63-65 Broadway Mkt, E8 4PH

The Old Blue Last /VICE magazine’s bar is always a good option. 38 Great Eastern St. EC2A 3ES

Fabric /PARTY ALL night long – check out their DJ line-up online. 77a Charterhouse Street, EC1M 3HN

TIP! Keep an eye with recent POP-UP parties, concerts, art gallery openings etc.



Portobello Road Market /Located in Notting Hill, best on Saturdays. Antiques, vintage clothing, interior- Inspiration.

Broadway Market /On Saturdays. Have lunch at Cat and Mutton. London Fields Broadway E8 London

Columbia Road Flower Market /At Sundays. Have lunch at Royal Oak

Brick Lane Market /On Sundays. The Vintage Emporium /Great for a Sunday tea! I love this Victorian style tea rooms. Downstairs houses an amazing antique boutique of the finest in vintage clothing and accessories. All stock is aged between The Victorian Era and 1950s. 14 Bacon street – Brick lane

Spitalfields Market /Look up the various kind of markets here:

Borough Food Market /Only certain days

Camden Market /Not that important!



Barbington House/ Somerset Country side



Blain Southern (FREE)

TATE Modern –

Design Museum-

V&A /Victoria & Albert museum – (FREE)

National Gallery –








ES BOLDADO /Sant Josep De Sa Talaia Cala D´Hort – Ibiza



FREEMANS RESTAURANT/8 Rivington St End of Freeman Alley New York, NY 10002

EPISTROPHY /200 Mott Str. NYC 10012

EN JAPANESE BARASSERIE /435 Hudson Street, NYC 10014

BUDDAKAN /75 Nnth Ave NYC 10011


Federal cafe Parlament 39 Sant Antoni 08015 Barcelona


COQUI COQUI TULUM RESIDENCE & SPA /Hotel & restaurant. Carretera Tulum Boca Paila Km 7.5  Tulum. Quintana Roo. CP 77780 MEXICO



  1. Michael L C Smith 29th March 2013 at 9:20 pm · Reply

    I enjoyed the glimpses of Berlin. Surprisingly they reminded me of the time I spent in Frankfurt some years ago. German cities seem to have a cleanliness which is not seen anywhere else. I was working in Frankfurt so I couldn’t get around too much while I was there but I did really enjoy my stay. Enjoyed the photos. I baby sat for your mother while I was at Cardington getting ready for my national service in the 50’s (she was the baby) Your father was my uncle and he invited me over to his married quarters while I was there.

  2. fiona 29th March 2013 at 11:12 pm · Reply

    Hi Michael,
    Thank you for your comment. I just realized that you are my mother’s cousin :) She just explained it to me, because I was a bit confused at first. It’s funny to know that you have been on my blog and you liked what you saw. I’m enjoying Berlin right now at my moms place. She sends regards. Fiona

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