Meet Yelp Elite, Elaine M. Borough, London.
An Essex girl through and through, Elaine took the plunge and moved in with her flatmate in Borough, London, just under 2 years ago. Having only lived a train ride away she had visited London many a time but couldn’t believe her luck when moving “on a whim” to Borough.
Here’s what Elaine has to say on the neighbourhood she loves:
“I love that it’s not too touristy even though you’re in zone 1. There’s a real community vibe to it and it has a such a great, unpretentious buzz. I’m still discovering and finding new places and just enjoy the nice and relaxed nature.”
“Yelp has helped me in finding the not so known places in the area and allowed me to get trusted opinions on the places I visit, especially when planning special occasions”.
You’ll often find Elaine on Bermondsey Street or taking a walk along Maltby Street Market hunting for fresh, delicious food.
3 of Elaine’s favourite Borough spots:
1. Hej Coffee.
“My go to coffee hang – I would say every Sunday but literally any day of the week I can spare I’ll head here! Soya latte is the best I’ve found yet in London and although small it’s got a nice chilled, Bermondsey community vibe so sharing a table (one time a chair) with strangers is totally acceptable and welcomed (must be the Danish vibe)…”
“Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone about this – but Bermondsey Arts Club is a well kept secret gem of a bar in the heart of Bermondsey and Borough! Blink and you’ll easily miss this place (I know I did several times walking past in the day). If you’ve read my previous reviews you’ll know I’m a big fan of reclaimed heritage/unusual architectural spaces and Bermondsey Arts Club does not fail on either of these fronts…”
“Their flat white is the perfect caffeine hit in the morning to get me through my morning & the service is just wonderful no matter the time of day! I usually manage to avoid the AMAZING array of patisseries on display, but their almond croissant is the perfect indulgent treat (the best I’ve sampled in our area)…”
Read the full reviews and many more of Elaine’s adventures HERE!
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