Our Quintessential Day Out In London
We love London. We love its ever-changing melting pot of stories, of journeys, of hustle and bustle. We love its stoic sense of history and its ability to grow and change and still be London. But most of all, we love its people. And the communities that have always made it such a wonderful place to call home.
From our very first store in Holland Park all those years ago, being from London has always been woven into our brand identity. London, and its parks, people and places inspire our teams daily. So, to celebrate our new print ‘London People’, we drafted Team Cath Kidston to share their favourite London haunts for a guided Cath tour.
Seatbelt up, keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle … and let’s go exploring.
I LOVE the tower of London. I think it’s so brilliant - it's just such a huge part of our history and is pretty much untouched in there, so it’s like walking into a totally different time. It also has great views of the Thames and skyline from the towers and the beefeaters do great free tours.
One of my favourite things to do is go to Greenwich planetarium and see what shows they have on. They have an astrologer who presents and they explain about stars and space which are kid friendly too! Sometimes they even do screenings of sci-fi movies in the planetarium which is really cool.
I love visiting the Hampstead Pergola. I walk by this most mornings on a loop around the village/Heath. It’s absolutely stunning to take the time to walk at the top of the Pergola and look out onto the gardens. A hidden London gem!
Oh! Have dinner at Oslo Court. Set in an apartment block in St John’s Wood, unless you know it’s there you’d never know it existed. Just take a look at the menu. The secret London gem for special birthdays, they’ll bring you the most amazing personalised cake and all the waiters sing you happy birthday…plus the dessert trolley is an event in itself.
If you’re looking for somewhere to have some drinks on a sunny day, try Neverland in Fulham. An outdoor bar that is more like a Thames-side paradise, this place has a manmade beach and is a LOT of fun, curing any staycation blues.
I have found a hidden place in Hyde Park, behind a certain special Elm tree, that creates just the right amount of shade for exercise or for dozing off! Hyde Park is perfect for finding your own special spot and investing some down time.
For the best views of St. Pauls, grab a drink at the Madison Rooftop Bar. Or for a day exploring visit Coal Drops Yard that is tucked behind Kings Cross. Oh! Also, you have to see the candy coloured houses of Notting Hill, making sure to stop for a cuppa and biscuit at Biscuteers.
Kayaking down the Thames is an awesome thing to book onto from Battersea to Greenwich. You basically see all the coolest places like the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, London Eye, Scotland Yard, London Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe. And you don’t have to wear a mask.
Maltby Market near London Bridge is a really cool food market with little vintage stores. Perfect for weekend whiling.