It may not be the most original suggestion but there's probably a reason for that! Columbia Road flower market is such an easy way to spend your Sunday. We'd always recommend going towards the end of the day as you get great deals...'two bunches for a 5er'...and it's a lot less busy! It's obligatory to take a pitstop at The Royal Oak for a bloody mary.
Wilton's Music Hall is the oldest surviving (and one of the most beautiful) Grand Music Hall's in the world and just a stones throw away from us at Cuckooz HQ. It's crumbling interior takes you back in time. Jam packed with such a variety of events from cinema to theatre and comedy to cabaret, every month we find something that tickles our fancy!
St Dunstan-in-the-East was a Church of England parish church on St Dunstan's Hill, between London Bridge and the Tower of London. The church was largely destroyed during WW2 and the ruins are now a beautiful public garden. When we're lucky enough to have a warm, sunny day in London (arguably the best city in the world when this happens!), St Dunstans in the East is the perfect setting to relax and read a book or just to stop off if you're having lunch on the move.
A definite hidden gem for delicious eats would have to be Pidgin, located in the heart of Hackney. With a set four course menu that changes weekly, accompanied by a great range of wines and cocktails, we've only ever left completely tantalised! Currently on the menu is, Hake with violet mustard, blueberry and miyagawa kosho, fennel and amaranth and a amazing cocktail that they serve is a, Street Car Named Desire made with cognac, lillet blanc, cellar door, peychaud's bitters, burnt bay and orange.
Lastly, on the odd occasion we fancy a night cap after a long day at Cuckooz HQ, our friends at Discount Suit Company are always on hand with the best cocktails in town. A little underground speak easy tucked away just off Petticoat Lane Market, it's name derives from it's neighbourhood. Definitely book though as they only have seven tables!
Fabienne and Charlie founders of the Cuckooz project - a ‘new concept in serviced apartments designed to meet the needs of the next generation of travellers.’ Established in East London, they have ensured that guests feel as if they’re staying at a home away from home - beds made with bespoke Egyptian cotton linen, the towels and toiletries taken care of and also celebrate the local area connecting guests to an authentic experience and ultimately creating an exceptional stay.