Piccadilly/Soho, London, England

The intrepid Kirsty has started a new blog, Two Hundred Word Travel, that does pretty much what it says on the tin. Travellers describe their favorite spots in 200 words, packing in recommendations on quirky shops, must-visit eateries, beautiful views and more. Drop Kirsty a visit and be inspired – this is my bit on London’s Piccadilly/Soho area.

Two Hundred Word Travel

Any day out begins with sustenance. Piccadilly boasts a Chinatown to rival the best of them – for lunch, follow your nose into any one of the duck-filled doorways. Alternatively, transport yourself back into a Mad Men world of fleeting encounters and stolen moments in the Dean Street Townhouse. Relax on plush red leather couches and imagine you’re there for a rendezvous with Fred Astaire (or just have brunch!)

Brave the Regent Street crowds for a bit of shopping – make sure you turn into Carnaby Street for quirky boutiques and unique brands. Sip some delicious tea at Yumchaa and try their carrot cake to tide you over ‘til dinner.

Enjoy a Michelin star restaurant at prices that won’t break the bank by booking a pre-theatre reservation atArbutusor Gauthier Soho. Dessert at Gelupo or the Hummingbird Bakery. Then pick a show, any show (but plan…

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