Our My City, My Story campaign is taking a look into the home cities of some of our fave bloggers. From the deets on how a city can steal your heart, to the secret spots you have to visit, we’re taking a whistle stop tour around the world. Next stop? London. Fashionista and blogging-queen, Hannah Louise, is here to answer our questions and share her love. London is her city, and here is her story…
If you had to describe your city in three words what would they be?
Full of opportunity.
What is the best thing about your city?
On any given day or night, there is always something to do.
What is the one thing you always tell people about where you live?
It’s expensive but exciting; it can’t be compared with anywhere else in the UK.
How would you describe the fashion style of your city?
London fashion is incredibly eclectic. We have everything from art students in the South East who excel at casual dressing and have great clear-framed glasses, and young creatives in Hackney who are really great at vintage shopping, to fashion-week eccentrics who seemingly only appear biannually, to people in traditional dress from a huge range of cultures, and just about everything in between.
What is one city you would love to travel to but have never been?
I am desperate to visit Tokyo, it seems so alive and so different from any city in the UK or US.
Describe a perfect day in your city from morning to evening? Including where you’d visit /eat/sight see etc
My perfect day in London would invariably start with a vegan fry-up at Black Cat Café. Then I’d maybe visit some galleries and exhibitions, visit one of London’s multiple parks (because on my perfect day, the weather would have to be nice), dinner (including a vegan cheese board(!) to start) at Fed in Dalston, and maybe a bit of karaoke or a disco to round off the evening.
What is your secret favourite place in your city?
My favourite thing to do is eat, so I suppose my favourite place would have to be a restaurant or café. I suppose one place that might be lesser known is the Waiting Room in Deptford, which does a banging veggie sausage, cheese and bacon breakfast bagel (amongst other things) and is super great value.
What are your top tips for a successful shopping trip at your local Primark?
When shopping in any of the big London Primark stores, I like to make sure I’m not in a rush because they’re all large and often quite busy. I think that you can find the best pieces if you take your time to look properly!
Why not satisfy that travel temptation and take a look at what else is going down in the world of My City, My Story? Take inspo from Hannah Louise’s sophisticated city style over on Primania (FYI: There's a new #OOTD coming your way EVERYDAY!), then sit back and relax as she fills us in on everything we need to know about London in her vlog! Finally, discover Hannah’s love for her capital with a Love Letter to London…