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Beach Blanket Babylon

While I was staying in London, my company arranged a flat for me in Shoreditch. For those of you not familiar with Shoreditch, it’s basically the Brooklyn of London. Some label it “trendy” and “up and coming,” whereas to me it was more “hipster” and “trying really hard” (not to hate too much on Brooklyn!).

But Shoreditch does have one really cool thing that I enjoyed: street art.

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

It’s everywhere! You can see it on the sides of buildings, on the sidewalk, on doors and on windows. It makes it easy not to get lost, because the buildings definitely don’t all look the same!

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

While some of it is really weird…

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Most of the art is really cool.

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

In fact, I woke up early one morning just so that I could wander around and see more of it.

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

My favorite restaurant in Shoreditch is Beach Blanket Babylon, or BBB.

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

It has a really great vibe, and is cool without trying too hard (a rarity in Shoreditch).

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I had lunch there my first day back in London, and started with the Burrata. It has burrata cheese mixed with smoked tomato and olive tapenade and is served on toasted bread.

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I absolutely love burrata cheese, so I was a huge fan of this dish.

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I also ordered the Beef Tartare because of how cool it looks. It’s made with cornichons and capers and is topped with a runny egg yolk.

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

When I took my first bite I remembered that I do not in fact like beef tartare! Hopefully I’ll remember that for next time (and not let my eyes do the ordering!).

BBB Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch - London England dining and travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

To find out more information on BBB, click here. They also have a Notting Hill location, for those of you not planning on venturing to Shoreditch.

Although, for the street art, it may just be worth it!

~A

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