Rachel Khoo


Posted by Rachel

August 12th, 2016

Explore my hometown: London

London is one of my favourite cities in the world! Not only because I grew up here, but because it’s ever-changing cityscape, culinary diversity, and creative inhabitants never cease to amaze me. Nothing ever becomes stale or dated here – London is fast paced, constantly evolving, and there are endless nooks and crannies to explore…it’s just not possible to get bored!

If you live in London or are planning on travelling here in the near future, you’ll be excited to hear that my Khoollect team and I (all London-dwellers) have put together lots of features to help inspire your next adventure….and they’ve all been experienced first-hand! Take a look below:

Photo: Lara Messer

Photo: Lara Messer

Get an overview of some of our favourite experiences, places to eat and a list of other handy resources by reading Khoollect explores: London.

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If you want to experience the real London and try your hand at some activities that locals with the inside scoop enjoy, then take a look at our top nine unusual London experiences. From secret cinemas, to Sherlock Holmes’ whodunnit affairs, you’ll definitely want to partake in at least one.

Photo: Lara Messer

Photo: Lara Messer

There’s no denying London is a jolly expensive locale to visit. So, if you’re travelling on a budget, read up on our feature London for a fiver and find some cheap activities to keep you occupied.

Photo: Lara Messer

Photo: Lara Messer

For the avid coffee drinkers out there, we’ve compiled a list of nine places to drink coffee in London. Obviously there’s far more than just nine brilliant baristas in London, but these are a sample of some of Khoollect‘s favourite places to frequent.

Graphic: Lara Messer

Graphic: Lara Messer

If you’ve got a little more time up your sleeve, then you can afford to get into the nitty gritty of some of our favourite neighbourhoods. There’s certainly nothing better than becoming super familiar with a particular suburb and feeling more like a local. Check out two of our favourite stomping grounds Stoke Newington and Clapton, East London

Photo: Lara Messer

Photo: Lara Messer

If you love nothing better than relaxing in the great outdoors, we’re particularly partial to East London’s outdoor escapes.

Photo: Lara Messer

Photo: Lara Messer

If fashion’s your thing, then we’ve got you covered with London’s top five spots to get your fashion fix.

And don’t worry – we’ve certainly not forgotten the food aspect…there’s just too much to mention. So, head over to Khoollect’s ‘Dine Out’ section to eat your way around Britain’s capital. You can also meet loads of interesting and creative Londoners (as well as others from far flung destinations), and get the lowdown on some of the best London-obsessed Instagrammers to get you immersed in this brilliant city from afar!

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Thanks Rachel for recommending the best places to drink coffee in London. Since I don’t live there, I only get some British drinks, cheeses, and preserves from UK High Street. Have you heard of it? I love their Elderflower and White Grape Presse, Luscombe English Apple Juice, and various teas. I also tried some classic British snacks like cranberry mince pies, traditional oatcakes, sea salted toffees, and apricot loaf cakes! I’m excited to explore your hometown the soonest!

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