An hidden paradise in Little Venice : Clifton Nurseries.

If you are visiting Little Venice and its somptuous surrondings, please don’t miss my favourite hidden gem in London: Clifton Nurseries , the oldest nursery in London. Built in the middle of beautiful white stuco villas, it’s the paradise for any gardener if you want to indulge yourself with some plants, flowers, furniture or even barbecue but also for the traveller in need for a peaceful and colorful break. You will find a cute little café : The Quince Tree Cafe with a very good food and pastries, and you could even book it for a wedding or a private party. You won’t be able to leave without buying a little souvenir for your home, your balcony or your garden, believe me!

Little Venice, London
Little Venice, London

Je suis sur le point de vous dévoiler ma petite adresse coup de cœur de Londres: Clifton Nurseries . Si vous vous baladez vers Little Venice, osez pénétrer dans le somptueux quartier qui entoure le canal. Non loin de la station de métro Warwick Avenue se cache la plus ancienne pépinière de Londres (1851), construite au milieu de majestueuses villas en stuc blanc typiques du quartier.

The Clifton Nurseries
Clifton Nurseries

L’entrée sur Clifton Villas n’est pas très visible mais une fois entré dans cet espace hors du temps et de la ville, un sentiment de quiétude vous envahira. Vous trouverez tout ce qu’il faut pour le jardin, bien sûr et bien plus : des meubles d’extérieur, des barbecues, un boutique de décoration et même un pop-up store, et tout ca dans plusieurs bâtiments.

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Clifton Nurseries, London

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Mais parlons d’abord des plantes, fleurs, cactus et autres végétaux . Que vous ayez un jardin à paysager, un petit balcon à égayer ou un intérieur à fleurir, vous n’aurez que l’embarras du choix et il sera très difficile de repartir les mains vides. Je vous laisse découvrir un petit échantillon.

The Clifton Nurseries, London
Clifton Nurseries, London
The Clifton Nurseries, London
Clifton Nurseries, London

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The Clifton Nurseries, London
Clifton Nurseries, London

Mais la cerise sur le gâteau, c’est le petit café trop mignon et sa terrasse au milieu des fleurs, The Quince Tree Cafe qui propose petit-déjeuner, brunch, afternoon tea avec de délicieuses pâtisseries entre autre. Vous pourrez même le réserver pour des soirées privées ou même pour un mariage bucolique.

The Quince Tree Cafe, Clifton Nurseries, London
The Quince Tree Cafe, Clifton Nurseries, London

En gros si vous êtes dans le coin c’est LA petite adresse à découvrir.                               Clifton Nurseries, 5A Clifton Villas, W9 2PH London. Plan

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The Prince Bonaparte, a delicious Sunday roast in Notting Hill.

The prince bonaparte, London, Pub, Sunday roast

If you are looking for a traditional sunday roast in Notting Hill, please try The Prince Bonaparte. You will find a cosy and welcoming pub completely refurbished in an art deco’s style and in your plate, you will be served with a good old fashioned sunday roast including the roast meat, the yorkshire pudding, the seasonal veggies and the gravy of course! Nothing is missing, you will have the best time. Continue reading “The Prince Bonaparte, a delicious Sunday roast in Notting Hill.”

Tom Dixon’s shop and restaurant, Portobello Dock

Not far from the Ladbroke Grove station, you will find a hidden gem: Portobello Dock, a converted Victorian wharf building, which houses the Tom Dixon’s design studio, his showroom and a trendy restaurant Dock Kitchen – and even a tea room run by his daughter. This unmissable British designer received in 2006 the “Design of the Year” award, after creating his own brand. He was the Art Director of the Habitat retailer before, but no doubt he has made the good choice. Stop at the restaurant and enjoy a Lebanese-style cooking on the first floor with a huge terrace opened on the canal (and £10 lunch during the weekdays). Entirely refurbished by Tom Dixon, peer at the smallest detail, from the lamp to the chair. After that, go downstairs and spend some time in the showroom. This incredible, and ultra-trendy, Ali-Baba’s cave with industrial inspiration and a clear tribute to copper will present you the latest furniture created by the designer.

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