Hello all. How has the weekend been? I’m keeping it low key this week as the past have been slightly more chaotic. Mid-week I had a slight freak out as my blog went down due to me exceeding my bandwidth limit. It’s good to know that my traffic is growing but not good when I had no idea how to fix it. Anyways, MKC is back up and running and I’ll be swapping over to a new web host some time this month.

Last week I shared Borough Markets in London with you all, check out that post here. Today I have a mixture of food and travel photos taken around London, with many to make you jealous of this amazing city. Maybe I will move to London and work for a year. Perfect excuse to improve on my advertising career and be in the centre of Europe so I can jet set to the likes of Greece, Italy and Spain every weekend.

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London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing - London Streets

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing - London Buses

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Ping Pong – Soho

Craving some good Asian food, we headed to Ping Pong right near Oxford Circus tube station for a Dim Sum dinner one night. We went a little crazy on the steamed dumplings since we hadn’t eaten this type of food in such a long time…over ordering and eating is what we do best.

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Cocktails.

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Soy, Chilli Oil, Chilli Sauce.

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Steamed Prawn Dumplings. 

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Gyoza. 

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Spicy Chicken Dumplings. 

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London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Dim Sum - Prawn Crackers at Ping Pong

Garlic & Black Pepper Prawn Crackers.

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Spicy Vegetable Dumplings. 

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Mango Pudding. 

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Chocolate filled Spring Rolls with Chocolate Gelato. 

The interior of Ping Pong is very dark and mysterious, with the overall vibe of the venue being very un-authentically Asian. Think more of an after work office crowd sipping cocktails in a modern fit out with traditional food. I liked it!

Ping Pong

45 Great Marlborough St, Central, London (Oxfor Circus Tube)

Ph: +44 20 7851 6969

Web: http://www.pingpongdimsum.com/

Brick Lane Markets – Shoreditch

London’s Brick Lane Market is a flea-market style affair, with heaps of different products and wares such as food, second-hand clothes, furniture, sweets, jewellery and random bric-a-brac. The market spills across a relatively large area and several streets in Shoreditch every Sunday. The Brick Lane area and surrounds is home to London’s most famous Indian and Asian fooderies with plenty to discover and try.

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London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Brick Lane Markets - Feather seller

Love this…I have never seen someone selling Peacock feathers before. If this had been in Sydney I would have bought a bunch to decorate my room with.

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Brick Lane Markets - Indian market stall

Yummy Indian food..unfortunately we had come to the markets straight from breakfast so we weren’t in the mood for any heavy food.

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Mexicana partay!

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London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Brick Lane Markets - Fruit stall

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Brick Lane Markets - Fruit time

I couldn’t resist a cup of freshly cut fruit though, especially when mango is involved.

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Brick Lane Markets 

Liverpool St, Shoreditch, London (Aldgate East Tube)

Ph: +44 20 7364 1717

Web:  http://www.visitbricklane.org/

Harrods – Knightsbridge

Harrods is a bit of a London institution. Situated in Knightsbridge the upmarket department store is the largest in Europe and comprises of 330 departments offering everything you can think of in the highest quality. We took our time wondering around the lavishly decorated rooms filled with jewellery valued at more then my entire life and designer clothes that I wished could be a part of my wardrobe. Throughout the building there are 32 restaurants so if you are hungry at any point there is always somewhere to stop off.

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London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Harrods - Food Display

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Harrods - Bakery Food

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing Harrods - Bear

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing Harrods - Tea Cup

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing Harrods - The Milk Bar

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing Harrods - Ice Cream at the Milk Bar

Harrods

87-135 Brompton Road, London (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate Tube)

Ph: +44 20 7730 1234

Web: http://www.harrods.com/

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing Harrods - Phone booth

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - London Phone Booth

Standard London tourist shot with the red phone booths.

The Breakfast Club – Soho

After a good read of many London blogs, we decided on the Breakfast Club in Soho for breakfast one fine morning.

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Blue skies….who would have thought we could get such nice weather in October.

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London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - The Breakfast Club - Bacon & Avocado

I start my day with the Avocado & Poached Eggs with Crispy Bacon. I’m pretty sure there was a whole smashed avocado on that one piece of toast. Omega 3 overload.

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London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - The Breakfast Club - Eggs & Toast

Ana opts for the Huevos al Benny of Poached Eggs with Chorizo, Roast Peppers, Avocado, Fresh Chilli and Spicy Hollondaise. 

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Standard….egg yolk porn!

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We get some French Toast to try as well…Ana finds it funny that I have never eaten it before. I can’t say I am a big fan, not so sure about the sweet/savoury mix at breakfast.

This place packs out, and luckily enough we grabbed a table outside right when we got there.  We headed to their cafe in Soho but they have quite a few locations throughout London. Check out their website below for all the details.

The Breakfast Club

33 D Arblay Street, Soho, London (Oxford Circus Tube)

Ph: +44 20 7434 2571

Web: http://www.thebreakfastclubcafes.com/

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Trafalgar Square.

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London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing - Boy on a Rocking Horse in Trafalgar Square

Boy on Rocking Horse by Elmgreen & Dragset on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

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London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing - London Eye

London Eye.

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Big Ben.

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London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing - Castle

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing - London Eye

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing - Looking up at Big Ben

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing - Blue Skies

London - United Kingdom Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sightseeing - Beautiful Buildings

I’m sorry I havnet written a terrible lot about each of the photos, but there are just so many to go through. If you have any questions please leave a comment and I’ll be sure to get back to you. I have another blog post ready to share the second half of our week in London so stay tuned.

For now, enjoy your Sunday afternoon (hopefully the rain stops for a little) and have a great week xxx