Monday, 28 February 2011

Sunny Afternoon in High Street Kensington

Holland Park

Lunch at Whole Foods

Running in the Park with Mimi

Last Thursday we finally had a warm and sunny day in London!  I get so comfortable in my neighborhood and have to remind myself that there is so much to do and see in London.  I decided to take a 60 minute walk to High Street Kensington with a napping Andy to shake things up. 

The best part about High Street Kensington is that is pretty convenient with all the usual high street shops (Zara, Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Boots, Gap, etc.) and Whole Foods!  I was so excited when they finally opened up a Whole Foods in London because it made me a little less homesick.  Plus it has got to be like the most baby friendly place in town.  Andy enjoyed his lunch of a kids portion chicken shawarma wrap.  It's the first time he has tried Lebanese food and since he is the pickiest eater ever it was a little risky.  The price was pretty reasonable too, 3.40GBP!

After lunch we met up with some friends at Holland Park in the Adventure Playground.  We forgot that it was half term so the park was packed.  The playground flooring is cushy and rubbery, so it's great for babies learning to walk.  We didn't have a chance to check out the peacocks and the Zen Garden this trip but I'm sure we will be back soon.

We ended the day with dinner at the Giraffe across from Hyde Park.  After living in the UK for 4 years it was actually my first time eating at Giraffe!  The place was packed with kids and there was a huge kid's menu too.  I'm not sure this is somewhere I would have eaten before Andy but it really is a good place to go with kids.  Anywhere Andy can be loud, messy, noisy, and not cause a scene is good for us.


  1. It looks lovely there, never been & your lil man is a heart breaker :) x

  2. I'm sure Alesha would love it there when it gets warm out! Definitely worth the trip :)

  3. hi
    Love the look of your site - Only slightly concerned about how you got the high shot of the play area in Holland Park - that roof is out of bounds you know !!
    Looks like maybe you live near Notting Hill so you might like my blog - I try to post interesting stuff that's going on for kids ( and grownups) locally - among other things.
    NNHM x

  4. i am so interested in learning more about your family and your life in LONDON! my husband and i have talked forever about someday living abroad.

    can't wait to read more! xo, shari