Friday, July 21, 2006

james street for outdoor dining

i love london in the summer. it doesn't get dark till around 10 pm at night and the air is just ripe with fun and frolic. it's so hard to go home and read a book or cook dinner when you can sit outdoors at a lovely cafe, sip sangria and watch fashionable people sashay along all evening long.

one of my favourite casual hangouts is james street in west london which is a two minute walk from bond street tube and about ten minutes from marylebone high street. the street is densely packed with a wide variety of cafes and restaurants all the way from wigmore street to oxford street.

if you're in a mood for some mint tea and an apple hookah, swing by ayoush. cafe creperie is awesome for an afternoon pick-me-up like nutella crepe. and la tasca is the perfect choice for tapas with your close friends. all the restaurants have outdoor seating though it may be hard to get a table later in the evening. in case you can't find a restaurant you like, you can always pop into selfridges close by.


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