Articles by Alexandra Heal

08/10/2017

A Sunday morning staple since the 19th century, the bustling Columbia Road Flower Market sells exactly what it says on the tin, amidst shops and cafes aplenty.

13/09/2017

A baker’s paradise, The Pudding Stop is a restaurant slash café in the heart of St Albans that only serves desserts. Let me repeat: a restaurant that only serves deserts. That only serves deserts…

13/09/2017

The George Street Canteen is a minimalist but cosy spot nestled into a courtyard on one of the cuter and more historic streets in St Albans, serving all-day brunches, lunches, baked goods and beverages.

07/09/2017

As the UK’s first social enterprise, independent, boutique, and digital cinema, The Lexi in Kensal Rise is staffed mainly by volunteers and donates 100% of its profits to charity.

06/03/2017

For a wide selection of loose-leaf tea and ethnic gifts, Thé Bleu is a true infusion heaven situated in the 5th arrondissement in Paris.

06/03/2017

Hervé runs possibly the best African restaurant and takeaway in Paris. Buried in the Marché Saint Quentin, a listed covered market two minutes’ walk from Gare du Nord, his cosy hub is perfect for lunch or an early supper.

10/05/2016

For fresh and healthy Korean food in Paris’10th arrondissement – a stone’s throw from the Gare du Nord – the best restaurant and takeaway around is without a doubt Ma Kitchen Bibimbap.

08/05/2016

Cho Cantine is a modern Vietnamese-inspired restaurant in the heart of Paris’ 10th arrondissement. The fast but good food makes it the perfect lunch spot.

08/05/2016

Shouting young and fashionable, but not try-hard pretentious, Le Sésame offers a colourful café and restaurant setting right on the waterfront of Canal Saint Martin in Paris.