Electric House is located upstairs from the Electric Brasserie, it’s a private memembers club with two floors with areas for eating, drinking, working and chillaxing. Very intime atmosphere during nightime, delicious signature drinks are served at their Club Bar…I was totally sold on their painkiller ;-)
I loved their style of interior and decoration. Beautiful velvet banquettes, industrial tables with rivets, beautiful paintings and framed photographies hanging on the walls was some of the things that caught my attention.
Unfortunately I was no allowed to take any photos inside since it was strictly forbidden and I do understand that since celebs such as Jude Law is one of their regulars…
Electric House – 191 Portobello Road, London
Say hello to my sweet buddies, from left cherry blossom flower, strawberry and orange blossom flower. It was one of the highlights during my weekend in London, to endulge myself with some delicious macarons from Ladurée. What I had missed the sweet taste of them….
Tom Jones was up on the walls on some of the buildings in Notting Hill when I was in London not long ago. This time the reason was publicity for his latest album and not his love-affairs…
….you look twice when a car without a driver passes you by….then you have to remind yourself that in England the driver seat is on the right.
….and that’s why you need to look to the LEFT first and then to the RIGHT when crossing a street.
..there is a pull chord hanging down from the ceiling in the bathroom. I found that charming that the light in the bathroom were lit that way and I was explained that the reason for having that was that after a long soak in the bath or a shower, any condensation that collects on the wall could run down into the back of the switch cover…
…when you burn your hands in the washbasin. Something that annoyed me though was the washbasin with hot and cold water taps. From one tap it came burning hot water and from the other one ice cold water…how on earth are you supposed to mix without being burned?? I like to wash my hands carefully and also use a nailbrush to have my nails and hands superclean…but it’s impossible to use the water for more than a couple of seconds before you almost want to scream out of pain. I was told that some people turn on the hot water and use it quickly before it becomes too hot…and if you are not quick enough you have to turn on the cold and swing your hands between the two. Another solution was to put the plug and fill the basin with cold and hot water and wash your hands in there. But then the basin would get dirty and you have to desinfect it everytime before the procedure….
Et voilà, one of my favourite places in London, Electric Brasserie! During my long weekend in London I went there everyday for their delicious breakfast (their crumpets are one of my favourites and so are their ricotta pancakes). I guess Christophe was my favourite waiter since he called me “Mademoiselle” from the very first moment, that sure put a smile on my face…and even though the place was pretty crowded and busy the service was excellent.
Next time I go there I hope I will have the time to catch a movie at Electric Cinema that is one of the oldest working cinemas in the country (1910). It must be an experience in itself with original interior, luxurious leather seating, footstools, tables and a fully-licensed bar serving food and drink.
Electric Brasserie – 191 Portobello Road, London
During my weekend in London I metup a friend and daughter for lunch at Momo café. Momo café is well hidden and a bit hard to find situated on a sidestreet to Regent Street between the tube stations Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street…but when you finally find it you will enjoy the relaxed atmospehere and the Marrakesh-souk-meets-Parisian-troquet styled environment. We had some Moroccan food and finished it with a cup of mint tea with orange blossom flower essence – which was a pure delight. Time passed by very fast but I had a great time and I completely adored the charming British accent that the daughter of my friend had. After lunch we passed by the department store Anthropologie, where I went back to later and snapped numbers of photos that I will share with you later…
Momo café - 25 Heddon Street, London (closest tube: Picadelly Circus and Oxford Street)
Desire, Seduction, Passion, Betrayal and Revenge are the main “ingredients” in this magical and heartbreaking musical – the Phantom of the Opera. I have seen the movie…but this was 1000 times better, pure magic from the beginning to the end. Andrew Lloyd Webber scored it with jaw-droping scenery and breathtaking special effects…unfortunately it was strictly forbidden to take photos so I can’t show any from the actual musical…but I really recommend seeing this tragic love story that is brought to life almost every night at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London. When I was there it was the Swedish artist Peter Jöback who played the Phantom…and he did an excellent job – I was amazed.
I was sitting in the Royal Circle, Row E seat nr 17 and had an excellent view..and I recommend to get seats where you have a good view and pay some extra for it…it’s worth it – for the total experience.
The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre – 57 Haymarket London, closest Tube station: Piccadilly Circus
During my weekend in London I also visited the department store Liberty that is situated next to Regent Street. It’s hard to miss that beautiful Tudor revival building if you’re in the area….I had know idea it was constructed from timbers of two ships and that makes it more charming.
They have almost everything at Liberty‘s, they have kept on with their tradition for fashionable and eclectic design which I liked and they have a large collection of both contemporary and traditional designs. I think it’s good when new designers are promoted and discovering handcrafted work and other designprojects was quite fun and my favourite area was on the last level where they had vintage objects and antiques….if I would get lost at Liberty you would have found me up there ;-)
If you’re up for shopping or not I think Liberty is worth a visit, they’re very known for their imaginative and surreal window displays made by their own team of window dressers…and only that is worth going there.
Liberty – Great Marlborough Street, London (next to Regent Street), closest tube station: Oxford Circus
During my weekend in London I used to go to Electric Brasserie for breakfast. It is the place where I had my very first crumpets ever (read more here) and when I was taking these photos I had delicious ricotta pancakes served with lemon curd and maple syrup….lovely, lovely!
Seated in the main dining room on a maroon leather banquette..surrounded by mirrors along the walls and with the company of a beautiful big crystal chandelier, hanging from the ceiling above me and the busy and buzzy atmosphere around me I had a delightful moment endulging myself with an utterly delicious breakfast. I’m already looking forward some more trips to London and I can’t wait to try out the rest of Electric Brasserie’s Breakfast Menu….
Electric Brasserie – 191 Portobello Road, London
Freshly picked strawberries, blueberries…lots of veggies such as asparagus from Italy as you can see in my photo above…coconuts, cupcakes, pies, different kind of bread…you name it…there was nothing missing in the Fruits, Veggies and food section in the Portobello Market ;-)