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Green Rooms hotell i Wood Green

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Wood Green i norra London Ă€r inte ett stĂ€lle som man liksom bara Ă„ker till – det ligger i zon 3, alltsĂ„ en bra bit utanför centrum, och har inte varit sĂ„dĂ€r jĂ€tteroligt innan. Men nu finns dĂ€r ett superstĂ€lle, vackra Green Rooms Hotel.

Wood Green in north London isn’t a place you just randomly go to – it’s in zone 3, so quite a bit outside the centre of town, and hasn’t been that exciting before. But it’s got a great new space, the beautiful Green Rooms Hotel.

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Jag var och hÀngde i lobbyn igÄr och tog selfies inne pÄ toaletten som Àr helt full med konstverk. | Yesterday I hung out in the lobby and took selfies in the toilet which is filled with artworks.

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Green Rooms Ă€r nĂ€mligen ett konstnĂ€rshotell, och jobbar du inom ett kreativt omrĂ„de sĂ„ fĂ„r du rabatt pĂ„ rummen! Rummen Ă€r assnygga designrum men prisvĂ€rda (ÂŁ84 natt/dubbel), och de har dessutom tvĂ„ sovsalar om du vill bo Ă€nnu billigare – ÂŁ24/natt, supertips.

That’s because Green Rooms is an artists hotel and if you’re in the creative industries you get a discount on their rooms! They’re cool design rooms and the prices are good even if you’re not an artist (ÂŁ84/nigh for a double room) and they also have two dormitories if you wanna live even cheaper – ÂŁ24/night, great price. Green Rooms - 1 (1)

Jag tog med mig Alici, som matchade gerberan i vasen, för att prova maten – det Ă€r nĂ€mligen min kompis Marie frĂ„n Pop’s Kitchen som gör den! | My date Alici matched the gerbera in the vase and we were there to try Green Room’s food, which is made by my friend Marie and her Pop’s Kitchen!

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Åt yummy jerk wings och drack en hel del karibiska rumcocktails, eftersom det var 241 mellan 7 och Ă„tta. Och sĂ„ hade de en superb DJ som spelade allt frĂ„n reggae till Drake och Justin Bieber, helt perfekt musik för tidiga fredagsdrinkar.

Had yummy jerk wings and drank quite a few Caribbean rum cocktails, since it was 241 between 7 and 8pm. And they had a superb DJ who played everything from reggae to Drake and Justin Bieber, perfect music for an early Friday cocktail.

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Om man inte mĂ„ste bo i centrum Ă€r Green Rooms ett jĂ€ttebra hotell – prisvĂ€rt, snyggt, hĂ€ftig BerlinkĂ€nsla. Och det ligger precis vid tunnelbanan i Wood Green, sĂ„ lĂ€tt att ta sig till och frĂ„n centrum (Piccadilly Line gĂ„r direkt till King’s Cross och Piccadilly Circus). Dessutom kan man ta bussen till Stoke Newington och Dalston vĂ€ldigt smidigt. Gillar myyyyyyycket. Marie kommer att vara dĂ€r i sex mĂ„nader, sĂ„ jag ska snart dit igen och Ă€ta curry-get! IgĂ„r Ă„kte jag hem tidigt och tittade pĂ„ OJ Simpson-dokumentĂ€ren pĂ„ BBC iPlayer i en och en halv timme och somnade vid halv ett, skön fredag.

If you don’t have to live in central London, Green Rooms is a great hotel – good value, nice design, trendy Berlin-vibe. And it’s super close to the tube in Wood Green, so easy to get to and from central London (Piccadilly Line goes direct to King’s Cross and Piccadilly Circus.) And you can get the bus to Dalston and Stoke Newington easily, too. Like it a LOT. Marie’s gonna be there for six months so I’m gonna come back and eat curried goat soon! Yesterday I was home early, watched the OJ documentary on BBC iPlayer for an hour and a half and fell asleep around half twelve – nice Friday.

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Hej đŸ‘‹đŸŒ

SÄ mycket nu (London, livet) att jag knappt hinner med nÄgot annat Àn jobb; vi hörs i helgen med nya tips!

So much happening rn (London, life) that I barely have time for anything but work; but see you at the weekend with new London tips!!

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Sketch var jag pĂ„ första gĂ„ngen typ 2004 eller nĂ„t tror jag, nĂ€r en kompis DJade dĂ€r (damn, I’m old etc.) Tyckte det var helt fantastiskt dĂ„ och har tyckt det varje gĂ„ng jag varit dĂ€r sedan dess!

I went to Sketch for the first time in like 2004 when a friend was djing there (damn, I’m old, etc). Thought it was amazing then and have done every time I’ve been since!
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Baren/restaurangen i centrala London har ett rum dĂ€r man kan dricka afternoon tea som Ă€r som EN DRÖM, helt rosa, som körabĂ€rsblommor. TĂ€nker alltid att Coppolas Marie Antoinette hade kunnat ha riktigt kul hĂ€r! 💕

Sketch is a bar/restaurant in central London and has a main room for afternoon tea that’s like a DREAM, completely pale pink, like cherry blossoms. I always imagine Coppola’s Marie Antoinette having a blast here! 💖

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Och sĂ„ Ă€r det dekorerat av David Shrigley som Ă€r en av mina favoritkonstnĂ€rer. | And it’s decorated with works by David Shrigley, who’s one of my favourite artists.

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Gungstolen/The rocking chair: ”When I retire from work I will stay home and masturbate all day”

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Jag, Svenja och Nicole hade dock inte bokat in oss för te utan var dÀr för en spontancocktail. Den fick man dricka i trÀdgÄrdsrummet, och det var vÀl ocksÄ helt okej, I guess?

Me, Svenja and Nicole hadn’t booked a time for afternoon tea but were there for a spontaneous cocktail. You got to drink that in the garden room, and I guess that was pretty nice too..?

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PluspoÀng för att man fick servetter med telefonnummer pÄ. Som att ha en hemlig flirt med bartendern (aka bÀsta sÀttet att dricka billigt i London.)

Extra points for the napkins with phone numbers on. Like having a secret flirt with the bartender (and we all know thats how you get free drinks in this city.) 

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Slutligen, och det som alla talar om nÀr det gÀller Sketch: toaletterna. Kanske lÄter konstigt men de fÄr man faktiskt inte missa? De ser ut som sovpoddarna frÄn nÄn sci-fi film, eller gigantiska Àgg:

Finally, the one thing everybody mentions when you talk about Sketch: the bathrooms! Might sound like a weird thing to say but seriously, don’t miss them! They look like the sleeping pods from a sci-fi movie, or like gigantic eggs:

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Roligare att kissa i Àn alla andra toaletter i hela London, garanterat! | More fun to pee in than any other London toilets, guaranteed!

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Lördagssemla pÄ Bageriet

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Det Ă€r ju semmeltider igen har jag förstĂ„tt (ingen som berĂ€ttar sĂ„nt hĂ€r för en i London!) och nĂ€r man vĂ€l börjat tĂ€nka pĂ„ semlor Ă€r det svĂ„rt att sluta tĂ€nka pĂ„ semlor…! SĂ„ i lördags Ă„t jag Ă„rets första/enda semla pĂ„ underbara svenska fiket Bageriet i Covent Garden.

It’s the time of the year when Swedes eat the cake known as a semla (apparently; nobody tells you these things when you live in London!)  and once you start thinking of semlor it’s hard to stop…! So this Saturday I had the first and possible only one of the year at Bageriet, this really nice Swedish cafĂ© in Covent Garden.

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TrÀffade fina Amanda som jag brukade jobba med! Vi var dÀr vid ett men det var mycket folk, sÄ vi blev tvungna att köa utanför fiket i cirka tjugo minuter. | Met lovely Amanda, who I used to work with! We got there at one but it was really busy, so had to queue outside for maybe twenty minutes or so.

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Fast personalen bjöd pÄ goda smÄkakor och vi kunde beundra bakverken i fönstret, sÄ det gjorde inte sÄ mycket. VÀl inne satte vi oss pÄ en av de kanske Ätta platserna som finns (det Àr ett ganska litet fik!) Man sitter under en hylla med goda saker:

But the staff gave out tasty cookies and we could admire the cakes in the window, so it didn’t matter too much. Once inside we sat down in one of the perhaps eight seats they have (it’s a pretty small cafĂ©!) You sit beneath a shelf filled with really tasty goods:

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Och sÄ delade vi pÄ en semla (kostar £4.20) och ett wienerbröd. AlltsÄ: | We split a semla (costs £4.20) and a danish and I mean seriously:

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Det hĂ€r Ă€r SÅ stĂ€llet att besöka om du Ă€r sugen pĂ„ semlor! SĂ„ glad att det finns i London. NĂ€sta gĂ„ng tĂ€nker jag köpa med mig kakor ocksĂ„, den hĂ€r gĂ„ngen var jag sĂ„ himla mĂ€tt av all grĂ€dde sĂ„ det gick liksom inte.

This is DEFINITELY the place to visit if you wanna try a semla, so happy it exists in London! Next time I’m definitely buying a bag of cookies too, this time I was way too full on all the cream and just couldn’t…

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DJs och drinkar pÄ Tate Modern

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I fredags var det dags för Tate Lates, nÀr det hÄlls events pÄ konstmuséet Tate Modern (en Londonfavorit) och det Àr öppet lÀngre Àn vanligt. Drog dit för att spana in Rauschenberg-utstÀllningen som var bra:

This Friday just gone was Tate Lates, when Tate Modern is opened later than usual and has a lot of events on. It’s one of my London favourites, so I went to check out the Rauschenberg exhib which was really good:

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Och Àr man pÄ Tate Modern mÄste man sÄklart upp pÄ utsiktsplattformen pÄ Switch House! Gud, Àlskar fortfarande Switch House. Utsikten thooooooo:

And if you’re at Tate Modern you gotta go to the viewing platform at Switch House! God, I still love Switch House. And that view thooooo:

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HĂ€ngde med Sam, Justine och Nadine bland annat och drack lite vin i Tates members’ bar. | Hung out with Sam, Justine and Nadine among others and drank some wine in one of Tate’s members’ bars.

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Och sĂ„ lyssnade vi pĂ„ NTS-djs och tittade pĂ„ folk innan vi drog österut för en kompis avskedsfest. Fin fredag. och Tate Lates var verkligen kul! VĂ€rt att komma tidigt om man vill komma in och se DJs dock, det var tvĂ„ vĂ„ningars kö nĂ€r vi gick…!

And we checked out the NTS djs and people watched before heading east for a friend’s leaving drinks. Nice Friday, and Tate Lates is a lot of fun! Worth coming early if you wanna see DJs though, there was a queue stretching over two floors when we left…!

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Tate Lates Ă€r gratis, men de utstĂ€llningar som brukar kosta pengar gör det fortfarande under dem (tyvĂ€rr, heh). | Tate Lates is free, but the exhibs that usually cost money still do while it’s on (sadly, heh.)

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Snabbtips: Japan Centre


Supersnabbt tips för den som Àr i London och vill lÄtsas att den Àr i Tokyo: Japan Centre vid Piccadilly Circus! Om en Totorokaka full med vaniljsÄs inte gör vilken dag som helst bÀttre, vet jag inte vad som gör det.

Quick tip if you’re in London and wanna pretend you’re in Tokyo: Japan Centre by Piccadilly Circus! If a custard-filled Totoro doesn’t make your day better, I don’t know what will.

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NyĂ„r i London – mina bĂ€sta tips

Yessss snart Ă€r det nyĂ„r! Har haft en supertrevlig jul och Ă€r i Sverige tills pĂ„ fredag och sedan ser jag fram emot att fira nyĂ„r i London, som vanligt. Är extra glad eftersom jag lyckades köpa en klĂ€nning jag provat frĂ„n Topshop Unique, och var vĂ€ldigt sugen pĂ„ att ha pĂ„ nyĂ„r, för halva priset. MĂ„ste Ă€lska mellandagsreor som börjar tidigt…! Dessutom ser den ut som nĂ„got Fairuza Balk skulle kunna ha pĂ„ sig i The Craft, vilket alltid Ă€r min bĂ€sta look.

Yesss almost New Years! Have had such a nice Christmas and am in Sweden til Friday, and after that I’m looking forward to New Years in London, as usual. Am extra happy since I managed to buy a dress I tried from Topshop Unique, and really wanted to wear for New Year’s, at half price. Gotta love early Christmas sales! And it looks like something Fairuza Balk could have worn in The Craft, which is always my favourite look. 

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HĂ€r kommer, som vanligt, mina tips pĂ„ stĂ€llen som jag tror har de bĂ€sta nyĂ„rsfesterna i London. Det brukar alltid vara en rolig kvĂ€ll – i fjol Ă„t vi middag hemma hos min kompis Zhan innan vi drog pĂ„ ett warehouseparty i Stoke Newington.

And here’s my usual New Year tips of the places I think will have the best New Year parties in London!It’s usually so much fun; last year we had dinner at my friend Zhan’s place before going to a massive warehouse party in Stoke Newington.

I Ă„r finns det mycket att vĂ€lja pĂ„…/ There’s a lot to choose from this year..!

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Jag kommer förmodligen vara pĂ„ Blondies i Ă„r, dive baren i Clapton som brukar ha superbra DJs och rolig stĂ€mning! I Ă„r Ă€r det en kompis kompis födelsedag (men öppet för allmĂ€nheten) och de kommer spela ”metal/hip hop and everything in between all night.” Kommer bli superkul men stĂ€llet Ă€r pyttelitet, sĂ„ vĂ€rt att komma tidigt om man vill hit! Info hĂ€r.

Think I’ll be at Blondies, the charming dive bar in Clapton, this year. I usually love their DJs and atmosphere and this year it’s a friend of a friend’s bday there. They’re gonna play ”metal/hip hop and everything in between all night”. It’s gonna be great but it’s a tiny space so arrive early if you plan on going! Fun fact: last time I was there, Harry Styles’ sister was there too (though I wasn’t the one who recognized her.) Info about the night here.

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Utsikten frÄn Ace

Work it NYE at Ace Hotel: Okay, Ace har en superb line-up detta nyĂ„ret i allmĂ€nhet – i lobbyn kommer det att vara DJs frĂ„n Jocks & Nerds Magazine, som brukar ha bra fester, och detssutom kommer de ha sitt vanliga ”Breakfast Can Wait”-event pĂ„ sitt tak, som Ă€r ett av mina favoritstĂ€llen att festa pĂ„ i London. Men jag skulle vĂ€lja Work It pĂ„ Miranda i kĂ€llaren, lĂ€tt – superba DJs hĂ€r, bland annat Born n Bread, Mischa Mafia, och sĂ„klart Work It Girls. Info hĂ€r!

Ace Hotel’s line-up this year is pretty great – Jocks & Nerds in the lobby and the Breakfast Can Wait-party at the roof, which is one of my favourite London party spaces. But my money is on Work It in the basement – great DJs, including Born n Bread, Mischa Mafia, and of course the Work It Girls. Info here!

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Phonox

ApropÄ bra DJs sÄ Àr HAAI, som brukade vara resident DJ pÄ Ridley Road Market Bar och som Àr sÄ jÀkla grym, nu resident DJ pÄ Phonox i Brixton. Tror att hon kommer vara helt fantastisk att höra pÄ nyÄrsafton! Dessutom med Julio Bashmore. Info hÀr.

Speaking of great DJs, former Ridley Road Market Bar resident DJ HAAI, who is really great, is now the resident at Phonox in Brixton and I think she’d be superb to party with at New Years Eve! With Julio Bashmore, too: info here. Definitely worth checking out if you wanna go out south!

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Crate Brewery

NYE w Psychemagik & Bill Brewester: Crate Brewery har ofta bra events (och god öl!) och i Ă„r har deras Mick’s Garage-space en nyĂ„rsfest med Psychemagik och Flamingo Pier DJs. Gillar lokalen, gillar att de ska servera Crate-öl, kombucha-cocktails och prosecco, och att de ska ha ”psychedelic projections!” Extraplus för att det brukar vara hyfsat lĂ€tt att hitta efterfester i lagerlokaler i Hackney Wick…Info hĂ€r.

Crate Brewery usually has good events as well as good beer, and this year its Mick’s Garage-space is holding a new year’s party with Psychemagik and Falmingo Pier DJs. I like the venue, the fact that there’ll be crate beer as well as kombucha cocktails and prosecco, and that they’re advertising ”psychedelic projections!” Extra plus for the fact that it’s usually easy-ish to find warehouse after parties in Hackney Wick…! Info here.

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NT’s

PĂ„ ganska utmĂ€rkta baren NT’s, som ligger vid London Fields, Ă€r det öppet till fyra pĂ„ nyĂ„r med DJs. Bra lokal, brukar vara mycket folk, och de har en terrass som Ă€r trevlig!  VĂ€rt om man vill ha nĂ„got som Ă€r lite mer party i Hackney men inte gĂ„ till en jĂ€ttelokal, info hĂ€r!

At NT’s close to London Fields where I usually have fun, they have a new year’s party with DJs that’s on til four and looks good, There’s usually a lot of people here and I like their roof terrace! Good if you want something that’s a bit more party than going to the pub but don’t wanna go to a massive venue. Info here!

Adam-Eve

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För den som vill ha ett mer laidback, pubnyÄr: Adam & Eve i Homerton har en nyÄrsfest med en DJ som kommer spela Prince, Bowie, Talking Heads, Todd Terje, The Human League, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, etc. Gigantisk pub, bra drinkutbud och det brukar vara ett bra crowd sÄ kan defintivt vara ett bra alternativ! De brukar göra ett litet dansgolv framför DJ-bÄset ocksÄ..! Info hÀr!

If you fancy a slightly quieter New Year’s eve in the pub, gigantic pub Adam & Eve in Homerton are throwing a new year’s bash with a DJ who’ll play Prince, Bowie, Talking Heads, Todd Terje, The Human League, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and more. It’s a huge space and they’ve got a good drink selection and a good crowd, so it’s defintiely an option! They usually have a small dance space in front of the DJ booth, too. Info here!

För Ă€nnu mer nyĂ„rstips, kolla in Time Outs Ă„rliga nyĂ„rsguide! Och som alltid i London pĂ„ nyĂ„r Ă€r all public transport gratis till klockan 04.30, sĂ„ det finns ingen ursĂ€kt alls för att gĂ„ hem tidigt…! :)

For even more tips, check out Time Out’s annual New Year’s guide! And as always in London on New Year’s, public transport is free until 04.30 so there’s really no excuse whatsoever for leaving early…! :)

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Turner Prize-utstÀllning 2016

Tips till den konstrintresserade: gĂ„ och se Turner Prize-utstĂ€llningen pĂ„ Tate Britain innan den försvinner i januari! / Tip if you’re into art: catch the Turner Prize exhib at Tate Britain before it finishes in January!

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Det Àr alltsÄ verk av de fyra konstnÀrerna som var nominerade till prister, inklusive Helen Marten som vann det. PopulÀrast var Anthea Hamiltons rumpskulptur, av förklarliga skÀl (aka alla ville ha en selfie med den.)

It’s pieces by the four artists who were nominatde for the Turner Prize this year, including winner Helen Marten. Anthea Hamilton’s butt sculpture was obviously the most popular bc everyone wanted to have a selfie with it…!

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Men det finns mycket annat att se pĂ„ utstĂ€llningen ocksĂ„; den Ă€r inte gigantisk (som rumpan) men spĂ€nnande. / There’s a lot of other things to see at the exibition too; it’s not gigantic (unlike the butt) but exciting.

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Plus att man givetvis kan vandra runt gratisdelarna av Tate Britain ocksÄ och se de permanenta utstÀllningarna som i mÄnga fall Àr jÀttevackra.

And you can obviously wander around the free parts of Tate too and see the permanent exhibitions, some of which are really beautiful.

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Och beundra deras arty julgran! / And admire the arty Christmas tree!

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Turner Prize-utstÀllningen pÄgÄr t.o.m den 2a januari och intrÀde kostar £12, mindre utan donation till museét och för studenter. / The exhib is on until January 2 and costs £12, cheaper without a donation and for students.

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Mitt London

IMG_3587Nu kan ni lĂ€sa en massa bra Londontips frĂ„n mig pĂ„ Londonsvenskar! Klicka hĂ€r för att lĂ€sa om mina bĂ€sta datestĂ€llen, brunchrestauranger, Londonminnen och jĂ€ttemycket annat – hoppas att ni gillar âœŒđŸŒïž!

Website Londonswedes just did a mega interview with me about my best Londontips and my London! Click here to find out about my best date places, brunch restaurants, London memories and much, much else – hope you like!

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God’s Own Junkyard och Walthamstow

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Folk som lĂ€st den hĂ€r bloggen ett tag kanske kommer ihĂ„g att jag skrivit om God’s Own Junkyard nĂ„gra gĂ„nger innan. Det Ă€r ett av mina favoritstĂ€llen i London och en neondröm som man mĂ„ste se med egna ögon.

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Min syster Maja hade dock aldrig varit dÀr, sÄ i lördags Äkte vi overgroundtÄget till Walthamstow för att bada i neonljus.

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AlltsÄ, det Àr sÄ himla himla hÀftigt, och vi hÀngde dÀr ett tag med min kompis Anne och tog rosaskimrande selfies.

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Lordag - 1 (7)Inget superfancy sĂ„, men gott och prisvĂ€rt – mycket mat för pengarna! Det finns flera fina pubar och kafĂ©er i Walthamstow Village ocksĂ„. Perfekt halvdagsutflykt.

TRANSLATION: If people have been reading this blog for a while you might remember that I love God’s Own Junkyard and have visited it plenty of times before! On Saturday it was time to return, with my sister Maja who’d never been and my friend Anne. I still love this neon dream of a place so, so much, and am pretty sure this wasn’t my last visit. We celebrated with a Saturday beer at neighbour Wild Card Brewery after – really tasty – and then we walked up to picturesque Walthamstow Village and had well-priced, nice tapas at Orford Saloon. It was such a perfect Saturday day trip!

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