Hunt for the mystery neighborhood, London.
The last time I was in London, I remembered being in a really cool neighborhood with tons of cute cafes, pubs, and restaurants. I couldn’t, for the life of me, remember the name of the street or neighborhood! All I could recall was the mental image of a big globe hanging above a cobblestone street.
After many moments of pondering and several minutes of studying a Tube map, I gave up and asked an Underground Customer Service Dude (official title) if he had any idea what I was talking about. He had no idea where the globe was, but when I said “cafes and pubs” he immediately sent us to Oxford Circus, into Soho.
We arrived in Soho, a bustling district full of shops, cafes, eateries, and many well-dressed people. The area was cool, but not the alleyway-cobblestone type of scene that I remember. We stopped at a few of my favorite spots like Whole Foods and M & S (Marks & Spencer, the best places to find yummy, fresh, healthy prepared food) and tracked down a recommendation from my sister called Mooli’s. Mooli’s was alright – the advertised roti rolls were good, but nothing quite as unique as I had expected. I’d recommend wandering on streets intersecting Oxford Street until you see something that tickles your fancy.
If you know more details about the neighborhood I’m talking about, leave it in a comment below! It bugs me that I can’t remember exactly where it was.
Carnaby Street is between Oxford Circus and Picadilly Circus. Those globes were up as decorations for the olympics.
No wonder I couldn’t find the globe! Thanks, Jackie.
Sad that Mooli’s didn’t live up to expectation… 😦
No worries, Dan. Its always fun to try out a recommendation regardless of the outcome! I think I expected more of a”fusion” style cuisine, using super contemporary ingredients. And more choices! The menu is great for people who have trouble making decisions. 😉