Exploring London: Monmouth St

Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Monmouth St sits on the cusp of Chinatown (Leicester Square) and Covent Garden. It's also home to one of my favorite cafes, Monmouth Coffee. Their coffees are amongst the best I've ever tasted in the UK. From Monmouth St, I can easily nip across into Chinatown for a snack usually at nondescript Asian teahouses where one can get a roast pork bun or a bowl of tofu jelly for £1.20 - £2 and washed down with sweet but strong Hong Kong style milk tea.

Monmouth St is narrow but packed with interesting and quirky shops.  Though the shopping strips of London can be crowded and stressful to navigate around, this area is fairly sedate, almost a world away from the frantic pace of the busy city. I'd originally planned to take more photos of the shops that lined Monmouth St but the torrential downpour took everyone by surprise.



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10 comments:

  1. These pics are awesome! I hope to visit London in a couple of years, so I will live vicariously through your posts. HAHA It's great that you get to travel. I'm adoring the Wizard of Oz and Patisserie necklace! The latter looks good enough to eat...how charming! HAHAHA Thanks for sharing and thanks for your comments on my blog.
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/
    SassyUptownChic xoxo Kim

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  2. I never took the time to properly explore this street when I was there - must add to my list when I return! You have the best travel posts :)

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  3. Oooh, the shoes! I should have bought more shoes in London.

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  4. Thanks for the suggestions! I love discovering new places in London!!!

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  5. i used to live very close by but didn't explore it as well as you! Alas, some day...

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  6. sassyuptownchic, I'll be sure to post more photos of London so that if you ever get a chance to visit here, you'll know exactly where to go.

    Kat, thank you! So sweet of you to say so. I don't see a lot of tourists here. Mostly locals. It's truly a neat little street.

    Chin, you're lucky you have NO problem buying shoes. Unlike moi.

    Lily, there are so many pockets of London I've yet to visit too.

    chic n cheap, oh no! Well, you'll have to make another visit to London sometime soon.

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  7. Oh yay! You got a pic of Chie Mihara shoes!! I love the pictures of the over-the-top necklaces! They are fabulous! :o)

    xo, sam

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  8. I immediately thought of you when I saw these Chie Mihara shoes. I just had to take the photos. Too bad they didn't have my size.

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  9. Oh, that's a bummer that they didn't have your size. :o( At least you got to see some of her shoes - like I said, they are a little different. But I really love my two pairs!

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